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2018 Gold Achievement Gala

Join us as we honor the outstanding achievements of our Gold Achievement Gala Honorees, who – like our Gold Award Girl Scouts – exemplify the highest level of achievement.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Cipriani 42nd Street

6:30 pm Reception

7:30 pm Dinner, Program and Live Auction

To register for the gala, click here.

To make a contribution, click here.


LeeAnn Black 
Chief Operating Officer
Latham & Watkins LLP

Dylan Dreyer
Weather Anchor, Weekend TODAY and
Host, Journey with Dylan Dreyer

Christina Minnis
Co-Head of the Americas Credit Finance Group
Goldman Sachs 

Gala Event Committee

Jennifer M. Lee, Gala Co-Chair
Lynda Davey, Gala Co-Chair
Erica McLean
Robert Ouimette
Amanda N. Persaud
Caitlin Pincus
Sarah Burley Reid
Stephanie K. Schnabel

Gala Host Committee

Suzanne Yadav, Chair
Jennifer Allan
Elizabeth Davis
Liz Gateley
Sharon Jacob
Sarah Kurita
Salonika Lal
Melissa Rice
Crystal Tandon
Jennifer Wallace

About the Girl Scout Gold Award

The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest and most prestigious award a young woman can earn in Girl Scouting. Gold Award Girl Scouts are making the world a better place through the design and completion of an 80+ hour Take Action project that will leave a sustainable legacy in neighborhoods throughout New York City and across the Country. Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts are able to work toward this award, with only 5% of eligible Girl Scouts earning her Gold Award.

About the Girl Scouts of Greater New York

Since 1913, the Girl Scouts of Greater New York has served more than five million girls in New York City, preparing them to lead with courage, confidence and character, to make the world a better place. Today, we serve more than 28,000 girls ages 5 to 17 in every zip code of New York City’s five boroughs. 70% of the girls we serve come from low-to-moderate income homes; their participation is heavily subsidized by the Council. Funds raised at the Gala help us meet the rising demand for our leadership programs, and prepare today’s girls to become tomorrow’s leaders.

For more information about the Gold Achievement Gala, please contact Melanie Lupo.