This Sunday is Mother's Day - a day when we celebrate the women in our lives who encourage girls to pursue their dreams and help them grow in courage, confidence, and character. They are:
Mothers, aunts, grandmothers, step-mothers, and other family members who guide our girls in their day-to-day lives;
Troop leaders and volunteers who help girls in their Girl Scout journeys; and
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Over the next few days, we'll be highlighting the fantastic honorees who received the Woman of Distinction Award at our recent breakfast. Up first: Sarah E. Cogan, Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Scroll down to read the text of her speech, or you can watch the video below.
At our Gala on April 29, CEO Barbara Murphy-Warrington shared the stage with Denisha, an alum of our Career Exploration Program in the South Bronx. Denisha spoke about how her participation in this schooltime program for middle school girls changed her life, and led to an internship opportunity at EILEEN FISHER.
The video is below. You may also scroll down to read their remarks.
Continuing our series of highlighting outstanding female role models, today we focus on Amy Brooks, Executive Vice President of Team Marketing & Business Operations at the National Basketball Association, who speaks about how the Girl Scouts provides girls with a foundation of real-world skills, including in technology.
Scroll down for a complete transcript of her speech. Read more »
It warms my heart to think about the growth of each of our girls this past year. I see so many girls who enter Girl Scouts start out as shy, soft-spoken, and unsure of themselves. Watching them blossom through their Girl Scouting experience is the best holiday gift I could possibly receive.
As an organization we've continued to grow as well. In 2014, we celebrated our... Read more »
To read this article on the New York Nonprofit Press's website, click HERE
The Girl Scouts of Greater New York (GSGNY) raised more than $370,000 at their annual Women of Distinction Breakfast, held on Oct. 29, 2014 at Cipriani 42nd Street. The breakfast—attended by more than 600 people—was co-chaired by GSGNY board members Barbara J. Cooperman and Sheri Wilson-Gray. The... Read more »
In honor of Volunteer Recognition Day, which was celebrated yesterday on April 20, let us share with you one quote that simply expresses what our volunteers, many of whom are troop leaders, accomplish throughout the year:
“A good leader is someone who works with others to make things happen.”
-- Anne, age 17, Girl Scout... Read more »
"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... Read more »