15 Nov

On National Philanthropy Day, we thank you for making a difference!

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." -- Margaret Mead

On behalf of the nearly 28,000 girls we serve, thank you for helping us make a difference!  Today, on National Philanthropy Day, we celebrate you: our members, volunteers, and supporters of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York.  It's because of you and your commitment to advancing the leadership potential of girls that we are able to transform our communities and make the world a better place.

Tell us why you think supporting programs for girls is important.  Click HERE to tell us your story!

Here are stories of how two of our supporters were shaped by Girl Scouting as young women, and how they are now providing philanthropic leadership to the Girl Scouts of Greater New York.

Michelle Clayman

Chief Investment Officer, New Amsterdam Partners

Board Member, Former Girl Scout Troop Leader, Former Girl Guide.

"While growing up in England, I had been a Girl Guide, and it was a transformational experience.  I learned about the Girl Scouts when I moved to New York after graduate school.  I thought that Girl Scouting would be a great way to connect to my new community and to keep me grounded.  I have never regretted becoming an Assistant Troop Leader, and I am proud to be providing leadership and advancing the mission of the Girl Scouts as a member of the Board of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York."

Alyssa Moeder

Managing Director of Investments, Merrill Lynch Private Banking and Investment Group

Board Member, Girl Scout Troop Leader, Former Girl Scout

"I am from a family of three generations of Girl Scouts in NYC.  I have seen first-hand the positive impact it has made on the lives of both my mother and myself, as both Girl Scouts and later as adult leaders.  I am also the proud mother of two daughters who are troop members.  the Girl Scouts of Greater New York is a very special community in which girls feel safe exploring and advancing their leadership skills, and in which giving back to the community is a core value.

"I joined the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York because I want more young women in NYC to be able to benefit from all that Girl Scouting offers -- both today, and in generations to come."

About National Philanthropy Day®

National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) is the special day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy -- and those people active in the philanthropic community -- have made to our lives, our communities, and our world.

When NPD was first celebrated in 1986, then-President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation officially recognizing November 15, 1986 as National Philanthropy Day®.  Since then, the day has been recognized by numerous state, provincial, and local governments across North America.


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