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Girl Scouts announces 2014 Pikes Peak Women of Distinction

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Girl Scouts of Colorado is announcing the 2014 inductees into the esteemed Women of Distinction program in the Pikes Peak area at a private reception in June (location TBD). This year’s seven honorees were selected by a committee of their peers led by Selection Chair Amanda Mountain, Vice President and Chief Membership & Branding Officer of Rocky Mountain PBS and Woman to Watch 2012, and chosen based on their contributions to the community, both professionally and personally. The Women of Distinction commit to supporting Girl Scouts of Colorado and serving Girl Scouts today.

The Women of Distinction program began in the area in 2000, though 56 area women were named Women of Distinction in 1994 during Girl Scouts’ 75 Anniversary. Including this year’s honorees, Girl Scouts of Colorado has recognized 113 area women with this honor. The Women of Distinction program brings together a group of women dedicated to raising funds to support Girl Scout leadership programs. More than $325,000 has been raised in 12 years.

Later this year, Girl Scouts of Colorado will publicly honor these inductees at the 2014 Thin Mint Dinner in Colorado Springs at the Antlers Hilton. This event is on Sept. 12 and the program will feature one of Colorado’s up and coming women leaders, Amelia Earhart, who will share her inspirational story behind her summer 2014 around-the-world flight. Lynette Crow-Iverson, President/CEO of Conspire! and Woman of Distinction 2013, is the event chair. Renita Wolf, Senior Strategy Consultant of Wells Fargo Asset Management Group and Girl Scouts of Colorado Board of Directors member, is serving as the event sponsorship chair, and Erica Oakley-Courage, Corporate Market Director of the American Heart Association, is the logistics chair.

For more information on the Sept. 12 event, including how you can help, please contact Karen Burghart at 719-304-8322 or karen.burghart@gscolorado.org. You can also visit the Girl Scouts of Colorado website for more information or to purchase tickets and/or sponsorships at girlscoutsofcolorado.org/women-of-distinction-pikes-peak.

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s 2014 Pikes Peak Women of Distinction: 

  • Debbie Chandler, CEO, Colorado Springs Health Partners
  • Susan Edmondson, President/CEO, Downtown Partnership
  • Carla L. Hartsell, community volunteer, City of Colorado Springs, retired executive (recipient of the Sandy Taylor Distinguished Community Service Award)
  • Judith Mackey, President, Benefit Services Group
  • Diane Price, President and CEO, Early Connections Learning Centers
  • Shirley R. Stewart, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Associates, P.C.
  • Lynne Telford, President and CEO, Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado

Colorado Gives Day 2013 a success!

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Thank you Colorado for your support of Girl Scouts of Colorado on Colorado Gives Day 2013! We had a record-setting year and raised more than $36,000!! This money will go a long way in helping us build the leaders of tomorrow, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You have made a difference!

If you didn’t have a chance to support Girl Scouts of Colorado on Colorado Gives Day, please visit our website to learn more about the year-round opportunities to help our organization. If you can’t give monetarily, we are always in need of volunteers, especially volunteers who can lead Girl Scout troops. And you don’t have to have a girl enrolled in Girl Scouts to be a troop leader either!

Thank you for making our holiday season just a little brighter this year!

Girl Scout fundraiser in Durango raises $1,500

Thank you to everyone who attended our Durango fundraising event on Friday evening, Oct. 18th. This fun event called “Betty Girl Scout Happy Hour” paired Girl Scout Cookies with beer crafted by our location hosts, Ska Brewing Company. Nearly 40 community members, including Girl Scout alumnae, attended and helped raise $1,500+ for Girl Scout programs in the area. The event also featured a silent auction. Ska Brewing Company looks forward to partnering with Girl Scouts on future events!

First Girl Scout Women of Distinction honored in Grand Junction

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Girl Scouts of Colorado’s CEO Stephanie Foote helped induct the first class of Girl Scout Women of Distinction on the Western Slope at a breakfast on Tuesday morning, Oct. 15, at the Western Colorado Center for the Arts in Grand Junction. This year’s honorees were Lois Dunn, Real Estate Broker, Invest in Colorado West, Inc., Teresa Coons, Executive Director, Math and Science Center, and Lisa Boyd, Co-Owner, No Coast Sushi.

A special thank you to Susan Alvillar and WPX, The Western Colorado Center for the Arts, and Cowboy and the Rose for hosting the first annual Grand Junction Girl Scouts Women of Distinction. The event raised more than $1,000 for local Girl Scout programming. Donations can still be made in honor of this program at girlscoutsofcolorado.org/donate.

Girl Scout Women of Distinction are chosen based on their contributions to the community, both professionally and personally. They commit to supporting Girl Scouts of Colorado and serving Girl Scouts today. The Girl Scouts Women of Distinction program is active in other parts of Colorado, including Colorado Springs and Denver. More than 400 women throughout the state have been recognized and have raised more than $2 million in the last 20 years for Girl Scout leadership programs. Learn more about Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Women of Distinction program.

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Now is the time to stand up for Girl Scouts, Women of Distinction 2013 Denver

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Girl Scouts of Colorado was honored to have Anna Maria Chávez, Girl Scouts of the USA’s CEO, as our keynote speaker at the 2013 Thin Mint Dinner on Thursday evening, Oct. 10, at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. This evening also honored Girl Scouts of Colorado’s 2013 Denver Women of Distinction and helped raise $250,000 for Girl Scouts of Colorado’s leadership programs.

Ms. Chavez set the tone for the evening, which was a call to stand up for Girl Scouts. Many in the nearly 600-person crowd were unaware that individual adult donors supported Boy Scouts of America to the tune of $56 million annually, and during the same year adult donors only gave Girl Scouts of the USA $4 million. These figures don’t include what youth members of these organizations raise through fundraisers like the Boy Scout popcorn sales and the iconic Girl Scout Cookie Program.

Clearly, Girl Scouts needs more financial support from those who believe in our mission, but donating money isn’t the only way to support the Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts nationwide, including Colorado, is in need of volunteers, particularly troop leaders to help place the thousands of girls who want to be Girl Scouts but can’t until they have adult volunteer leadership. To learn more, visit girlscoutsofcolorado.org.

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Taking the lead in standing up for Girl Scouts were Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Women of Distinction. Eight new 2013 honorees joined the 387 who have been named to this honor since 1997. This year’s inductees are: Denise Burgess, President/General Manager, Burgess Services, Inc., Michelle M. Lucero, Esq., Chief Legal Officer, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Karen Nakandakare, Diversity, Inclusion & Community Investment, CH2M HILL, Kristin Richardson, Community Volunteer, Smithsonian National Board, Smithsonian Science Education Board, Children’s Hospital Colorado & Foundation Boards, TBD Colorado Board, Christine M. Riordan, Ph.D., Former Dean, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver, Provost, University of Kentucky, Mimi Roberson, President/CEO, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center & Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL, Regina M. Rodriguez, Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Shari F. Shink, Esq., Founder/President Emeritus, Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center. Girl Scouts of Colorado also awarded an honorary Woman of Distinction recognition to Girl Scouts inspirational national leader, Anna Maria Chávez. To learn more about these honorees see the event program: WOD_DEN_program_FINAL.

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Girl Scouts of Colorado honors top women leaders in our community as Girl Scout Women of Distinction. These women have reached remarkable levels of achievement as business, community and civic leaders. Girl Scouts of Colorado engages Women of Distinction in ongoing Girl Scout activities and programs designed to build the next generation of leaders. Over the last 16 years, the Women of Distinction program has raised more than $2 million.

Special thanks goes to event chairs Paula Herzmark, Executive Director of the Denver Health Foundation, and Elaine Gantz Berman, Colorado State Board of Education, both 2002 Women of Distinction, as well as 2013 Women of Distinction Selection Chair Dr. Jandel Allen-Davis, Vice President of Government and External Relations at Kaiser Permanente Colorado and 2012 Woman of Distinction. Major sponsors of the 2013 Girl Scouts of Colorado Thin Mint Dinner included Bow River Capital Partners/Johnson Financial Group LLC, Centerplate, Children’s Hospital Colorado, DaVita, FirstBank and UMB Bank.

For more information on Girl Scouts of Colorado, visit girlscoutsofcolorado.org.

On Wednesday evening, Oct. 9th, Blair & Kristin Richardson were gracious hostesses of a private reception for Denver community leaders, Girl Scouts of the USA’s Anna Maria Chavez and senior staff, and Girl Scouts of Colorado senior leadership team and board.  

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Media clips from Anna Maria’s visit and Denver’s Women of Distinction event:

Girl Scouts announces first Grand Junction Women of Distinction

Girl Scouts of Colorado is announcing the 2013 inductees into the esteemed Women of Distinction program in Grand Junction at a breakfast on Oct. 15 at the Western Colorado Center for the Arts. This year’s three Grand Junction honorees were chosen based on their contributions to the community, both professionally and personally. The Women of Distinction commit to supporting Girl Scouts of Colorado and serving Girl Scouts today.

This will be the first year Girl Scouts of Colorado has honored Women of Distinction on the Western Slope. The Girl Scouts Women of Distinction program is active in other parts of the state, including Colorado Springs and Denver. More than 400 women throughout the state have been recognized and honorees are dedicated to raising funds to support Girl Scout leadership programs, with more than $2 million raised in the last 20 years. For more information on the Women of Distinction, including the names of Colorado honorees, visit Girl Scouts of Colorado’s website.

The Grand Junction event is sponsored by WPX Energy and hosted by Grand Junction resident Susan Alvillar. For more information, please contact Cindi Graves 970-201-3556 or cindi.graves@gscolorado.org.

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Grand Junction 2013 Women of Distinction: 

  • Lois Dunn, Real Estate Broker, Invest in Colorado West, Inc.
  • Teresa Coons, Executive Director, Math and Science Center
  • Lisa Boyd, Co-Owner, No Coast Sushi

 

Story about the honorees and event on KJCT-ABC Grand Junction

Girl Scouts Community Breakfast held in Pueblo

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A crowd of 300  gathered at Pueblo Community College on Tuesday morning, Sept. 24th, for the Pueblo Community Bloomin’ Breakfast. The event raised $10,377 to support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience in the area. Co-chairs of the event were Cora Zaletel and Shelly Moreschini. Leadership testimonials were given by Angela Giron, Community Leader, Priscilla Lucero, President, Wells Fargo Bank, and Jen Mullen, Chief of Staff, CSU–Pueblo. Troop 31709 did the flag ceremony, Julie Kuhlman with Troops 34111 and 34112 gave the invocation and Patty Ervajec, President, Pueblo Community College, welcomed attendees to the event. Troop 32663 presented Dance Folklórico and Andrea Austin, with Troop 34112, talked about the impact of Girl Scouting in her life.

Special thanks to our sponsors of the event: Wells Fargo, El Pomar Foundation, Ent Federal Credit Union, Parkview Medical Center, Pueblo Community College and Southern Colorado Community Foundation.

Article in the Pueblo Chieftain about the event

2013 Girl Scouts Women of Distinction honored in Colorado Springs

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Last Thursday evening, Sept. 12th, Girl Scouts of Colorado honored the 2013 Pikes Peak Women of Distinction and Women to Watch during the Thin Mint Dinner at the Antlers Hilton in Colorado Springs. A group of 230 gathered at the event, which raised $35,000 for local Girl Scouting programs.

This year’s honorees are a remarkable group. The Women of Distinction include Lindy Conter, Community Volunteer, Women’s Resource Agency, The Women’s Foundation of Colorado and Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, Lynette Crow-Iverson, President/CEO, Conspire!, Margaret D. Sabin, President of Centura Health South State Operating Group, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Barb Winter, Executive Vice President – Organizational Resources, Ent Federal Credit Union, and Dr. Adis Maria Vila, First Chief Diversity Officer, USAFA, Nov. 2010 – June 2013. Women to Watch (an award started in 2012 given to emerging women leaders under 40) honorees, are Ann Cesare, Community Outreach Director, Memorial Hospital, University of Colorado Health, Amber Ptak, Director of Education Programs, Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado, a program of the Gill Foundation, and Shannon Rogers, Sales and Relationship Manager, Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado. Learn more about these women in the event program.

Girl Scouts of Colorado honors top women leaders in our community as Girl Scout Women of Distinction or Women to Watch. These women have reached remarkable levels of achievement as business, community and civic leaders. Girl Scouts of Colorado engages Women of Distinction in ongoing Girl Scout activities and programs designed to build the next generation of leaders. Since 1994, 108 women have been named as Pikes Peak Women of Distinction and have raised more than $300,000 for Girl Scouts of Colorado. Including this year’s honorees, a total of five women have been named Women to Watch in the Pikes Peak area.

Mary Kelly, Ph.D., CEO, Productive Leaders, gave the event’s keynote address. The event’s three-course dinner culminated with creative desserts featuring Girl Scout Cookies. Event chair was Claire Garcia, Woman of Distinction 2012, and the 2013 Women of Distinction Selection Chair was Renita Wolf with Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Board of Directors.

Sponsors of this event included BKD CPAs & Advisors, El Pomar Foundation, Ent Federal Credit Union and Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado, a program of the Gill Foundation. Special thanks goes to Jym Fair with American Made Film & Media for putting together the event video.

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For more information on the Girl Scouts of Colorado Pikes Peak Women of Distinction program, please visit our website.

Colorado Springs Gazette article about the event

Cocktails & Cookie Creations raises funds for Routt County Girl Scouts

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Our May 30, 2013, Cocktails & Cookie Creations event at Catamount Ranch & Club in Steamboat Springs was a huge success! More than 80 people attended this inaugural event and helped raise more than $8,500, which will be used to provide Girl Scout programming in the area and to send Routt County Girl Scouts to Keystone Science camp.

Girl Scouts of Colorado thanks all event sponsors and chefs, Catamount staff and the many Routt County volunteers who made this possible. The chefs/restaurants involved included:

  • Catamount Ranch & Club, Golf Course, Chef Ben Hunt prepared Chicken Satay with Spicy Do-si-Dos Sauce
  • Catamount Ranch & Club, Lake House, Chef Dan Hoffman prepared Lamb Chop Thin Mint Mole
  • Creekside Café, Chef Joe prepared Ancho Tenderloin Crostini (Trefoils)
  • Moving Mountains, Chef Heather Craigen prepared Lemon & Almond Crusted Shrimp with Cilantro Pesto (Savannah Smiles)
  • Vista Verde Ranch, Chef Chol McGlynn prepared Shrimp Mole with Pineapple Salsa (Tagalongs)
  • Steamboat Grand, Chef Midnight Wahya prepared Samoa Crab Cakes

Lead sponsors for the event included Craig-Scheckman Family Foundation and Steamboat Motors. Beverage sponsors were South Side Liquors and Breckenridge Brewery.

In addition to fabulous creations made with Girl Scout Cookies, the evening included games, a silent auction and live entertainment by Todd Musselman. We are already looking forward to the 2nd annual event in Spring 2014.

Posted by Amanda Kalina, PR Director, Girl Scouts of Colorado, with assistance from Carol Griffin, Donor Services Manager, Girl Scouts of Colorado

Girl Scouts announces 2013 Pikes Peak Women of Distinction and Women to Watch

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Girl Scouts of Colorado is announcing the 2013 inductees into the esteemed Women of Distinction and Women to Watch program in the Pikes Peak area at a private reception on June 25 at Stewart House at Colorado College (photos from the June 25th event). This year’s eight honorees were selected by a committee of their peers led by Selection Chair Renita Wolf with Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Board of Directors, and chosen based on their contributions to the community, both professionally and personally. The Women of Distinction and Women to Watch commit to supporting Girl Scouts of Colorado and serving Girl Scouts today.

The Women of Distinction program began in the area in 2000, though 56 area women were named Women of Distinction in 1994 during Girl Scouts’ 75 Anniversary. Including this year’s honorees, Girl Scouts of Colorado has recognized 108 area women with this honor. New to the program last year was the naming of area women under the age of 40 as “Women to Watch.” This year three additional Women to Watch honorees will join the two named in 2012. The Women of Distinction program brings together a group of women dedicated to raising funds to support Girl Scout leadership programs. More than $300,000 has been raised in 12 years.

Later this year, Girl Scouts of Colorado will publicly honor these inductees at the 2013 Thin Mint Dinner in Colorado Springs. This event will be on Sept. 12 at the Antlers Hilton. Claire Garcia, Woman of Distinction 2012, is the event chair and Kari Kilroy is serving as the event sponsorship chair.

For more information on the Sept. 12 event, including how you can help, please contact Karen Burghart at 719-304-8322 or karen.burghart@gscolorado.org. You can also visit our website for more information or to purchase tickets and/or sponsorships at girlscoutsofcolorado.org/women-of-distinction-pikes-peak.

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Pikes Peak 2013 Women of Distinction: 

  • Lindy Conter, Community Volunteer, Women’s Resource Agency, The Women’s Foundation of Colorado and Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame
  • Lynette Crow-Iverson, President/CEO, Conspire!
  • Margaret D. Sabin, President of Centura Health South State Operating Group, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services
  • Barb Winter, Executive Vice President – Organizational Resources, Ent Federal Credit Union
  • Dr. Adis Maria Vila, First Chief Diversity Officer, USAFA, Nov. 2010 – June 2013

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Pikes Peak 2013 Women to Watch: 

  • Ann Cesare, Community Outreach Director, Memorial Hospital, University of Colorado Health
  • Amber Ptak, Director of Education Programs, Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado, a program of the Gill Foundation
  • Shannon Rogers, Sales and Relationship Manager, Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado