On Monday, May 1, 2017, we honored outstanding achievements by our Girl Scout Gold Awardees and honor individuals who – like our Gold Awardees – exemplify the highest level of achievement.

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Mark your calendar for the 2018 Gold Achievement Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on Monday, April 30, 2018. More details to come.


Ellen Levine

Susan Nitze
Civic Leader & Philanthropist

Marty Willis
Chief Marketing Officer, Nuveen 

Gala Benefit Committee

Liz Gateley, Co-Chair
Suzanne Yadav, Co-Chair
Michelle R. Clayman
Sarah E. Cogan
Barbara J. Cooperman
Jennifer M. Lee
Robert Ouimette
Amanda N. Persaud
Sarah Burley Reid 

Gala Host Committee

Renee Anderson
Jo-Anne Williams Bilotti
Sarah Kurita
Jennifer Lavin
Avani Ramnani
Melissa Rice
Martha Sharp
Crystal Tandon

About the Girl Scout Gold Award

Starting in 1916, the best and brightest of our Girl Scouts improved themselves, their communities and the world through their Gold Award project, leaving a sustainable legacy in neighborhoods throughout New York City and across the Country. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the pinnacle of accomplishment for our leadership programs. Achieved by girls ages 14-17, the award focuses on leadership, career exploration, personal growth and community service.

While the name of the award has changed over the years, the impact has remained consistent. These extraordinary young women have led with courage, confidence and character, to make the world a better place.

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 nearly 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, contact Sasha Thompson at 212.645.4000 x241.