2009 Annual Report - Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta


2009 Annual Report - Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

Letter from the Chairman and CEO

We are honored and delighted to share this first

Annual Report of Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta,

Inc. with you. A little over a year ago, Girl Scouts of

Pine Valley Council and Girl Scout Council of

Northwest Georgia combined to form a vibrant new

council serving more than 41,000 girls and 18,000

volunteers throughout our 34-county jurisdiction. What

a year of excitement and transformation it has been as

we celebrated our shared traditions while embracing

new changes! As the largest girl serving organization

in the world and the premier leadership development

experience for girls and young women, Girl Scouts

continues to shape the future with new programs that

resonate with today’s 21st century girls and make a

significant impact on their lives, their schools and our


C. Ann Hooper

Chairman of the Board

Marilyn W. Midyette

Chief Executive Officer

A great many of our girls come to Girl Scouts wanting to change the world and eager to learn how to do it.

Through the selfless dedication, devotion and loyalty of our legions of volunteers, we are providing girls in

grades K-12 with opportunities to do just that. They are becoming leaders beyond their classrooms in civic

engagement, environmental stewardship, outdoor leadership, international programs, advocacy, financial

literacy, and health and wellness. They are exploring careers in science, technology, engineering and math,

criminal law and civil justice, veterinary science and wildlife exploration, all the while building self-esteem

and self-confidence. These incredible girls are becoming accomplished young women who will lead with

courage, confidence and character. And in so doing, they will make our world a better place.

We have begun to dream bigger and reach farther. As we look toward our centennial celebration in 2012, we

are shaping the future of our organization and the girls who will be leaders in our communities and businesses

for the next century to come. We are dedicated to discovering and providing new ways to give girls

empowering opportunities for leadership.

In addition to strategic transformation, our council has been undergoing a physical transformation as well

with the building of a permanent home. Situated in the geographic heart of our territory, the new Girl Scout

Service and Business Centers are being built at Timber Ridge in Cobb County, the site of our former conference

center. The expiration of our current lease, along with the construction of a permanent home with funds raised

through our Coming Home: The Campaign for Timber Ridge, allows the council to be a faithful steward and

exercise fiscal prudence by redirecting lease payments to provide more programs for more girls.

Despite the distressed economic climate, the overall state of our council is promising. We have a sound

strategic plan and business model focused on enhancing the volunteer and girl experience. We have established

an outcomes-based leadership development program, branding that inspires girls to join, and an organizational

structure that is market-driven and facilitates decisiveness and agility. We are using technology to become

more productive and we are committed to the notion that all processes are on probation every day. We are

continuously re-evaluating programs and are committed to cease doing things that, even though worthy in

themselves, do not contribute significantly to our mission. We have a fund development program focused on

creating more diverse revenue streams. Yet, we must increase our fundraising capacity. This is a multi-faceted


challenge, and our success in meeting this challenge will rest on enhancing support in the business

community and strengthening lifelong ties to alumnae.

As a newly combined council last year, we put in place a new CEO, CFO/COO and VP of Development,

Marketing and Communications. This much change in the senior leadership of an organization in a single

year is rare. It is even rarer to accomplish it seamlessly.

In this year of new beginnings, we want to thank our board, volunteers, girls, donors and staff for all you

have done to pave a new path, develop new leadership, and together build a bright and promising future.

We invite each of you to continue with us on this transformational journey and look for fresh opportunities

to make a unique contribution. Discover a need only you can fill. Connect with others to create new

opportunities for girls ready to step up and change the world. And, above all, Take Action to shape their

future – and ours.

With warm regards and sincere appreciation,

C. Ann Hooper

Chairman of the Board

Marilyn W. Midyette

Chief Executive Officer

“The work of today is the history of

tomorrow, and we are its makers.”

— Juliette Gordon Low,

Girl Scouts Founder





Approaching 100 Years

Courage. Confidence. Character.

Building tomorrow’s leaders today!

Girl Scouts was founded by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912 in

Savannah, Georgia. From the beginning, Girl Scouting was about

giving girls an opportunity to experience activities previously

unavailable to them, learning new skills separate from just the

homemaking skills of the time and participating in service to

others as they identified needs in their own community.

For nearly 100 years, Girl Scouts has grown and changed with

the times. Today, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta has a pivotal

role in developing girls and young women into the business and

community leaders of the 21st century. Our journey continues

as we help girls convert the promise of Girl Scouting into

productive and rewarding futures that will impact the world. We

celebrate tradition and honor our past, even as we embrace our

future and, together; build tomorrow’s leaders today!

Our Mission:

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and

character, who make the world a better place.

The Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Commemorative Coin Act recognizes the achievements of the Girl

Scouts of the USA and the 50 million women across the nation whose lives have been influenced by Girl Scouting.

This legislation will direct the U.S. Mint to produce 350,000 silver coins and provides the opportunity to raise funds

for Girl Scouting.

"This is a wonderful honor for Girl Scouts," said Kathy Cloninger, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA. "Congress only

allows the minting of two coins a year and this is such a fitting way to honor our Movement and the million of girls

and women whose lives Girl Scouting has touched. We are grateful to the President, the House and the Senate for

their support."

The act does not contain specific coin design language, which is standard. The coin design will involve collaborative

efforts between the United States Mint, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, the Commission of Fine Arts,

and the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee. The main criteria is that the design must be "emblematic of the

centennial of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America." The silver coin will include the inscriptions ‘Liberty’,

‘In God We Trust’, ‘United States of America’, and ‘E Pluribus Unum’). Each will weigh 26.73 grams and have a

diameter of 1.5 inches.


Did you Know...


of women business executives

are former Girl Scouts

The Year at a Glance

Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta formed from the merger of the Northwest Georgia and Pine Valley Councils. Already,

the realignment has led to improved efficiencies, greater financial capacity and increased levels of service.

• Begin construction of new permanent home on property in

Cobb County

• e Council welcomed seasoned executive and servant leader

Marilyn W. Midyette as Chief Executive Officer. Marilyn quickly led

key constituencies to hone in on a core business strategy to establish

Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta as the premier leadership organization

for girls in the region.

• A new Journeys curriculum engaged girls in the foundational elements

of Discover, Connect and Take Action with grade-level appropriate

measurable outcomes.

• On the 97th birthday of Girl Scouts, the Georgia House of Representatives

officially proclaimed March 12 as Girl Scout Day across the state.





Service Centers











State Representative Elly Dobbs om District 53 is

pictured with Marilyn Midyette, CEO at the Girl Scout

Day at the Capital, March 12, 2009

Among the many indicators of

a successful transition are the

following statistical highlights:








41,000 girls and 17,700 adult members in 34 county































300 leadership development programs offered to 42,000


34,000 camping and outdoor leadership experiences

10,965 volunteers trained

$1.5 million contributed in volunteer’s time

81 girls earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor

a girl can achieve in Girl Scouts

8 camp properties, situated on 2,500 acres, were maintained








Pine Valley


3.9 million boxes of cookies sold

$2.3 million in troop profits generated through the Girl Scout

Cookie Program


Building Leaders:

The Girl Scout Story

In a complex, competitive and ever-changing global environment, our nation needs leaders of courage, confidence

and character as never before. Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta stands at the forefront, helping girls to see themselves

as leaders and providing experiences that shape them in positive ways. Girls from every walk of life hunger for the

opportunity to learn how to lead. Thanks to your involvement, we are delivering those opportunities more consistently

to a diverse membership base that reflects the multicultural and diverse population of our region.

From the very beginning, Girl Scouts has been about developing girls as leaders. We continue to honor our traditions

of camping and cookies while embracing new changes — implementing measureable outcomes-based program

activities that give girls the specific knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that will make them leaders in their own

lives and in their communities.

Our Strategic Priority

To build the best leadership experience that defines

activities and outcomes, is differentiated by grade level,

promotes consistency, and offers flexible pathways for

participation for all girls grades K-12.

3 Keys to

Building Leaders

The new Girl Scout Leadership Experience is acutely

focused on building girls and young women into the

community and business leaders who will usher in a new

era of success for our region and one day change the

world. Every Girl Scouting activity is tied to grade levelspecific


As girls Discover, Connect and Take Action, adult volunteers look

for appropriate indicators as

measures of program success

and continuously evaluate

the effectiveness of their



Intended benefits to girls




Girls care about,

inspire, and team with

others locally and





Girls gain specific

knowledge, skills,

attitudes, behaviors,

and values in

Girl Scouting.



Girls lead with courage,

confidence, and

character to make

the world a

better place


Girls understand

themselves and their

values and use their

knowledge and skills

to explore the world.


Take Action.

Girls act to make the

world a better place.

Embracing Diversity

Both girl members and adult volunteers for Girl Scouts of Greater

Atlanta mirror the U.S. population – they represent many

ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds. Any girl who

meets membership requirements is welcome to participate, and

admission or access is never denied based on race, color,

ethnicity, creed, national origin, socioeconomic status or


La Promesa de Girl Scouts

Por mi honor, yo trataré:

de servir a Dios y a mi patria,

ayudar a las personas en todo momento,

y vivir conforme a la Ley de Girl Scouts.

The Girl Scout Promise

On my honor, I will try:

To serve God and my country,

To help people at all times,

And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

The Girl Scout Law

I will do my best to be

honest and fair,

friendly and helpful,

considerate and caring,

courageous and strong, and

responsible for what I say and do,

and to

respect myself and others,

respect authority,

use resources wisely,

make the world a better place, and

be a sister to every Girl Scout.

La Ley de Girl Scouts

Yo me esforzaré por:

Ser honrada y justa

cordial y servicial,

considerada y compasiva,

valiente y fuerte, y

responsable de lo que digo y hago,

y por

respetarme a mí misma y a los demás

respetar la autoridad

usar los recursos de manera prudente,

hacer del mundo un lugar mejor, y

ser hermana de cada una de las Girl Scouts.



There are many ways to become involved in Girl Scouts, ranging from the traditional troop to a

single interest event. Many girls and adult volunteers choose to participate in Girl Scouts in shorter

timeframes, focused on a specific topic of interest to them.

The six Girl Scout Pathways are the ways that girls participate in Girl Scouting. Girls can choose

one or more pathways within a single year; however, different pathways will be geared specifically to

different grade levels.

Through these pathways, the likelihood of girl satisfaction and retention in Girl Scouting will increase because girls’

individuality and leadership potential is nurtured, while providing a fun and enriching program.


The Girl Scout Leadership Experience is made easy and fun for girls and

adults through the journey approach. The first series was introduced, It’s

Your Planet— Love it!

The journeys have been created to provide meaningful and fun experiences

centered on the three keys to leadership for all girls. Journeys help girls to

frame topical issues that are all around them, with Girl Scout values. In

partnership with adults who utilize the Girl Scout processes, girls encounter

a safe environment, both physically and emotionally.

Girls become aware of women who have used their talents, skills, and

abilities, including celebrity status, to raise public awareness on issues such

as discrimination and personal rights. Girls see examples of females who

have spoken and acted with courage, confidence, and character.

As girls progress through the levels from Daisy to Ambassador, their awards

signify attaining new and higher levels of knowledge and skills, and

ultimately a deeper understanding of what it means to be a leader who makes

a difference in the world.


Five Program Platforms

This year, the 41,000 girls and young women of Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

participated in activities and programs focused on five platforms: Financial Literacy,

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM), Environmental Stewardship, Health

and Wellness and Community Service.

Financial Literacy

Entrepreneurial Leadership. Did you know that our annual Girl Scout

Cookie Program does more than create a scramble among the public

responding to the mouth-watering taste of Girl Scout Cookies In fact, the

Girl Scout Cookie Program equips girls with real-life skills, teaching them

to set goals and manage money. Girls learn about marketing, packaging

and accounting and grow in confidence as they begin to master

foundational skills that will serve them well in the halls of business and


This year, girls planned dozens of innovative projects and sold nearly four

million boxes of cookies, producing an impressive $2.3 million in troop profit –

most re-invested in community service. Many troops chose to use money they earned

to assist local community service organizations, helping girls to experience firsthand the value of contributing to the

communities where they live.

Cookies for Troops. When Girl Scout Ambassador Ginny F.

heard how appreciative members of the military stationed

overseas were to receive the simple gift of a box of Girl Scout

Cookies, she designed and implemented the “Cookies for a

Troop” program. More than 40 Girl Scout troops in the

Buckhead Service Unit participated, collecting over 10,000

boxes of Girl Scout Cookies. The girls penned thank you

letters to send to the troops along with the cookies. “The men

and women in the military put their lives on the line to

defend our country and our freedom every single day,”

Ginny says. “The least we can do is demonstrate our

appreciation and support.”

Troop 474 in Hampton also sent Girl Scout Cookies to soldiers overseas

this year. PFC Bill Collins, who serves with the 1st Infantry Division on

the Iranian border in Iraq, received a welcome “taste of home” from Girl

Scouts and the Southern Wheels Motorcycle Association. Many Girl

Scout troops also take part in “Gift of Caring,” collecting donations of

Girl Scout Cookies to provide to the military, firefighters, police officers

or a local non-profit organization.

3.9 million boxes of Girl Scout Cookies sold;

$2.3 million in troop profits re-invested in our communities


STEM Learning (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)

Geek Squad Summer Academy. Our nation’s lagging

performance in the STEM subjects – science, technology,

engineering and mathematics – has been well-documented and

Girl Scouts has responded with a full cadre of programs to prepare

girls for the challenging careers of the future. Girls learned about

careers in STEM fields with hands-on opportunities teaming up

with the Geek Squad to learn about computing and technology

in a fun-filled, interactive format. The girls learned about

computer hardware and explored topics from music technology

to editing digital photographs. Funding for programs such as

this remains a critical component of our commitment to

building the girls who are the leaders of tomorrow.


Exploring STEM Careers. Girls attended the

Ninth Annual Aerospace Workshop, learning about

aerodynamics and careers in this high-demand

field. Girls also participated in the Lockheed

Martin Career Exploration event, where Girl

Scout Juniors earned the Aerospace Badge after

delving into subjects such as aeronautics and

engineering and connecting with female

engineers at the aerospace company. From

building a robot to conducting hands-on science

experiments, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta is

leading the way when it comes to helping girls gain

the critical skills that will serve them well as they

become the leaders of tomorrow. By shaping their

experience, we shape our future.

Environmental Stewardship

Go Green! Overwhelmingly, today’s Girl Scouts express a deep desire

to preserve the environment and care for the world around them. This

year, girls and volunteer leaders have been immersed in acts of

environmental stewardship. Girls have been directly involved in

the LEED silver certification process for the new buildings in

Mableton. They will continue to enjoy the vast natural resources

that surround our new home for many years to come. A new

interactive curriculum, It’s Your Planet – Love It! engaged girls from

across our region in protecting and preserving our environment, a

critical component to building the leaders of tomorrow.

Green Team films

educational podcast


2009 marked an important year for focus towards the

environment for Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta. The council

became a part of a group of other organizations in the area,

under the Grants to Green project. Grants to Green provided

a $50,000 grant for the funding of the environmental aspects

of the development of our new facilities.

The first “green and sustainable” construction work was done for the council by

Brasfield Gorrie Construction Company and their subcontractors and partners for the development of

the new Girl Scout Service and Business Centers, located near Camp Timber Ridge.

“We engaged a green construction group early on”, said George Judd, Chairman of the

Design and Construction Committee from the Board of Directors, “actually well before we

made the decision to attempt a LEED certification through the United States Green

Buildings Council. This set in place a smoke-free construction site with a company who

implemented initiatives on-site resulting in a remarkable recycling program”.

The construction site recycled more than 60 tons of concrete, 145 tons of drywall and

other paper based products. Also recycled were 30 truck loads of fill dirt and 5 truck

loads of construction gravel to Camp Timber Ridge, so it can be used again. All this

would have typically gone to the land fill.


Health And Wellness

Camping Fun. Many Girl Scout camps feature innovative trails and abundant

opportunities to discover nature while engaging in physical exercise and activities.

Each camp property requires an annual investment to ensure a safe and healthy

environment where girls can learn new skills, build memories and engage in healthy


Healthy Lifestyles. Healthy activities abound in today’s Girl Scouts. From archery to

horseback riding, from swimming to rappelling, girls maximize fun and adventure as they

connect with what it means to live fully engaged, healthy lifestyles. This

year girls participated in Fun & Fitness, an event designed to

encourage girls to make healthy and active life choices. Girls

discovered new activities that build

motor skills, physical fitness,

confidence and self-esteem;

connected with their peers

and adult leaders and learned

new ways they could take

action to become more

healthy every day.

Building Self-Esteem. Building leaders begins by helping each girl

see herself as beautiful and unique. Thanks to a partnership with Dove,

girls and young women participated in the Dove uniquely ME! Self-

Esteem Program, where they learned to measure themselves by healthy,

realistic standards rather than those portrayed by the media. Throughout

the year, girls learned not only about taking care of themselves

physically, but also about the vital importance of emotional health and



• Camp Cecil Jackson (Spalding County)

• Camp Meriwether (Meriwether County)

• Camp Misty Mountain (Floyd County)

• Camp Pine Acres (Cherokee County)

• Camp Pine Valley (Pike County)

• Camp Scout Haven (Cherokee County)

• Camp Timber Ridge (Cobb County)

• Camp Welcome (Coweta County)


Pet Adoption Day

Community Service

Community Service Projects. A commitment to community service

is one of the defining characteristics of many Girl Scouts, who become

strong leaders because of their involvement in service projects that

benefit the communities they call home. One troop participated in a

World Wide Water Monitoring project at Lake Allatoona, where they

administered turbidity, temperature, dissolved oxygen and pH

tests to ensure clean, safe water. In Cobb County, girls

sponsored a Pet Adoption Day at a local elementary

school and collected supplies for a local animal

shelter. Rockdale County girls planted “The Garden

of Hope” and girls in the Mill Creek Service Unit grew

over 325 pounds of vegetables with all produce being

donated to non-profits in their communities. Serving

together helps girls connect with the people around

them and make a difference where

they are!

World Wide

Water Monitoring

The Garden of Hope

Girl Scout Silver and Gold Awards.

To earn their Girl Scout Silver and Gold

Awards, many girls develop innovative projects that benefit

organizations at work within their communities. This year,

girls organized health fairs, workshops on AIDS and drug

awareness, and discussions on preventing vandalism. They

partnered with local schools and non-profit organizations,

instituted recycling programs, and improved playgrounds and

other public areas. All of these projects are prime examples

of how girls give back to their communities through Girl


"To earn my Gold Award, I led an Empty Bowls project in my

city. Through a series of ceramic workshops followed by a

culminating event, I was able to share my passions for pottery

and hunger advocacy with younger Girl Scouts and community

members. My project empowered people to join in the fight

against hunger, homelessness and poverty by making them

aware of what they can do to help.

It was a fulfilling project: not only

did I impact my community, I

also became a better leader and


—Mandy E.



destinations offer Girl Scouts, ages 11 to 17, a means to travel to exciting places,

make lifelong friends and explore their interests. It can be a chance of a lifetime!

Elise B.

North Country Rock N’ Wilderness

Minneapolis, Minnesota

“This trip was incredible. It really opened up my eyes to what’s truly out there—how

vast the wilderness really can be! It was truly amazing to be separated from people and

the busy life of cities. It was nice to fall asleep to the sound of crickets, bird calls, and

the gentle lapping of water on the shore instead of cars, sirens, people, and loud music.

This encouraged me to test my limits and try all sorts of new things. There were no

failures, only achievements and better understanding of one’s self.”

Collier L.

Sequoia National Park Multi-Sport Adventure

Los Angeles, California

“Going to California and meeting all the different girls was a blast! I tried

new and exciting things that I will never forget. We learned how to trust

each other when we did the rock climbing activities and learned a lot about

each other while we chatted late into the night in our tents.

We built fires together, sang songs as we went on hikes, told childhood

stories, and laughed until we cried. I learned I am able to do things I thought

I could never do!”

Quanisha M.

Costa Rica

“I really enjoyed the Costa Rica trip. I loved my leaders, Jen and Angie.

They were really cool!

The country was so beautiful. The sights were just plain majestic. Hiking

up to the volcano was most definitely the highlight of the trip. You can’t

put a price on this kind of fun. Touring a foreign country. Getting to

know girls that are so different from you. Finding similarities. Making

new close friends. Once in a lifetime experience. Amazing!”

Giselle O.

Essence of India

“The first week of my trip was held at the WAGGGS World

Centre in Pune, India, called Sangam which means ‘coming

together’. Our group included girls from the USA, England and

Ireland, along with local girls in India. All of the girls were great!

We went to many cities: Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Johdpur, Luni,

Udipur, Sam, Agra, and Delhi. While we were in Jaisalmer, we

rode camels in the desert. That was really cool! Most of the

places were desert or savanna. Because of that it was really hot.

We went to see the Taj Mahal at sunrise.


I met so many great and amazing people and saw a ton of unique things that I look at the world differently now. Even

if I never go back, I will always remember my summer in India.”

2009 Girl Scout Gold Award Recipients

A total of 81 young women have achieved the Girl Scout Gold Award this year. To earn this

prestigious honor, each young woman designed, implemented and evaluated a project of at least

65 hours that makes a difference in her community. Often, projects take up to four years to


“Earning my Girl Scout Gold Award

was the pinnacle of my many years in

Girl Scouting and gave me an

unforgettable feeling of accomplishment

and pride. My success in completing my

project still allows me to have

confidence in all my endeavors as I

know I have the necessary skills to reach

my goals. The Girl Scout Gold Award

scholarship I earned has allowed me to pursue higher education while

still remaining active in service, the arts, and leadership on campus.”

— Elizabeth H., Harvard University Student

and 2009 Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient

“I feel extremely accomplished

and empowered from receiving

my Girl Scout Gold Award”

—Kelsey B.

“I feel that the 13 years of Girl

Scouts and this award have

prepared me for college life

and beyond”

—Megan B.

“The Girl Scout Gold Award is

something every Girl Scout should go

after. Just knowing you, one person,

could have such a huge positive effect on

your community is unbelievable.”

—Kristina P.

Eboni A.

Lauren A.

Kelsey B.

Rachael B.

Ashley B.

Catherine B.

Laura B.

Sarah B.

Megan B.

Michelle B.

Melissa B.

Elizabeth C.

Elizabeth C.

Beau C.

Elizabeth C.

Janna C.

Morgan C.

Elizabeth C.

Melissa C.

Amber C.

Natalie C.

Christine C.

Candace C.

Brittany C.

Sarah D.

Courtney D.

Bailey D.

Erica E.

Mandy E.

Ginny F.

Tiffany F.

Hannah F.

Sophie F.

D'esa F.

Sanjanaa G.

Mary H.

Elizabeth H.

Bethany H.

Deidra H.

Sierra H.

Alex H.

Holliand H.

Carol J.

Beth J.

Laura J.

Shanice J.

Kathryn K.

Jackie L.

Maegan L.

Christine M.

Sami M.

Elizabeth M.

Ashlee M.

Ashley N.

Faythe N.

Elizabeth O.

Tricia O.

Kelly P.

Kristina P.

Katherine P.

Christine R.

Meridith R.

Hannah R.

Allie R.

Christina R.

Brigitte S.

Sadie S.

Ayanna S.

Lauren S.

Brittany S.

Elizabeth S.

Jamil T.

Morgan T.

Jessie T.

Megan T.

Ally W.

Carly W.

Amanda W.

Lauren W.

Meagan Y.

Becca Z.

Christina R. of Troop 4960 in Marietta, was this year’s top scholarship award

recipient, earning the prestigious $6,000 Girl Scout Gold Award Alliance Scholarship.

Christina created a sensory integration trail to help children with disabilities. “The impact

on others and myself was huge,” she says. “I have learned how to be a better leader and

that I can accomplish anything.”


2009 Girl Scout

Silver Award Recipients


Emily A.

Ghazal A.

Elizabeth A.

Haley A.

Meredith A.

Alicia A.

Kate A.

Caileen A.

Mariah B.

Brianna B.

Rachel B.

Katie B.

Jessie B.

Dallas B.

Leigh B.

Heather B.

Casey B.

Tracey B.

Katie B.

Hannah B.

Lindsay B.

Ashley B.

Courtney C.

Faith C.

Paige C.

Hope C.

Georgianne C.

Anastasia C.

Jenna C.

Emily C.

Brittany C.

Miranda C.

Brooke C.

Chelsea C.

Julia C.

Cambre C.

Katie C.

Emily C.

Michelle C.

Jessica C.

Tacie C.

Sara C.

Charlotte C.

Christine C.

Kayla C.

Ashley C.

Anna D.

Shannon D.

Malique D.

Kiona D.

Morgan D.

Kelsey D.

Alyana Rose D.

Anna D.

Jena D.

Kathleen D.

Shannon D.

Elizabeth D.

Alison D.

Ashley D.

Jaade E.

Robin E.

Laney E.

Amanda F.

Chelsea F.

Sara F.

Nicole F.

Allison F.

Whitley F.

Lauren F.

Juliana F.

Emily G.

Amber G.

Sarah G.

Camille G.

Savannah G.

Becky G.

Madison G.

Jihan G.

Cody H.

Sherelle H.

Susamah H.

Chloe H.

Sarah H.

Allison H.

Laura H.

Katherine H.

Sarah H.

Marcy H.

Samantha H.

Asha H.

Courtney H.

Sarah H.

Lauren H.

Olivia I.

Victoria I.

Alexis J.

Aliyah J.

Lindsay K.

Maya K.

Sara K.

Theresa K.

Natalie K.

Megan K.

Lindsay K.

Sarah K.

Casey K.

Melissa K.

Anoosha K.

Tyler L.

Felicia L.

Caitlin L.

Victoria L.

Darra L.

Emily L.

Lauren L.

Claire L.

Julia L.

Akila L.

Taylor L.

Tori L.

Danielle L.

Kelsey L.

Houston L.

Connor L.

Melissa M.

Sarah M.

Duschun M.

Sara M.

Andie M.

Annette M.

Jillian M.

Haley M.

Alexandria M.

Claire M.

Amanda M.

Erica M.

Jennifer M.

Sarah M.

Chassidy M.

Amanda M.

Megan M.

Jamie M.

Allison M.

Karen M.

Emily M.

Meghan M.

Lindsay N.

Kristine N.

Amy N.

Julia N.

Megan N.

Madison N.

Shannon O.

Melissa O.

Catherine O.

Gigi O.

Ellen O.

Micayla P.

Elizabeth P.

Christa P.

Katie P.

Sarah P.

Ashley P.

Ana P.

Anna P.

Kelley Q.

Victoria R.

Cherie R.

Lauren R.

Hannah R.

Merritt R.

Melissa R.

Imani R.

Julia R.

Lily R.

Cara R.

Sydney R.

Diana R.

Emma S.

Alissa S.

Danielle S.

Allie S.

Heidi S.

Jennifer S.

Tabitha S.

Jessica S.

Claire S.

Anika S.

Kiki S.

Kassandra S.

Angela S.

Julia S.

Leslie S.

Kelly S.

Lydia S.

Akshaya S.

Treva T.

McKinnon T.

Morgan T.

Lauren T.

Natasha T.

Diana T.

Bryn T.

Anne T.

Kelsey T.

Julia T.

Angel U.

Gillian V.

Olivia W.

Jania W.

Erica W.

Carolyn W.

Sheila W.

Laura W.

Catherine W.

Peyton W.

Mary W.

Mary W.

Kylie W.

Briana W.

Katherine W.

Shannon W.

Talore W.

Olivia W.

Rebecca W.

Christie W.

Janelle W.

Johanna Z.

2008-09 Volunteer Awards

The dedicated involvement of volunteers makes all of Girl Scouting possible. Every day volunteers introduce girls

to pathways and programs that shape these future leaders. The following volunteers were honored for their

outstanding service to the girls and young women of Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta.

Thanks Badge

The Thanks Badge is the highest honor given to an adult member and is awarded to those who

have provided outstanding, consistent and

long-term service to Girl Scouts of Greater

Atlanta or to the Girl Scout Movement.

Ruth Gaddis

For the past 15 years, Ruth has served as a

troop leader, day camp director, Service Unit

Director and representative for the United

Way. For the past two years, she has

spearheaded the United Way of Northwest

Georgia’s “Make a Difference Day,”

making it possible for more than 300

volunteers to serve.

Mary Trice

Over the last two decades, Mary has served in numerous positions,

including troop leader for 13 years, trainer for 10 years, Service Unit

Director for four years and cookie chair for three. Mary also coordinated her Service

Unit’s Girl Scout Silver and Gold Award ceremonies for a number of years.

From left: Mary Trice and Ruth Gaddis. Not Pictured: Robert Pilgrim

Robert Pilgrim

Robert is a lifetime member of Girl Scouts and began volunteering with his daughter’s Girl Scout troop more than

10 years ago. Since then, he has served as a Girl Scout trainer, troop and day camp helper, and Cobb Leader Weekend

team member. Robert has logged more than 500 hours for the preparation, presentation and evaluation of workshops.

Outstanding Trainer Award

This award is given to Girl Scout volunteers who serve for a

minimum of two years as a trainer for volunteers and progress

to the experienced or master trainer level, demonstrates

long-term support of Girl Scouting.

Kim Jeffords

Mary Scannavino

Vicki R. Thornton

From left: Mary Scannavino

and Vicki R. Thornton. Not

pictured: Kim Jeffords


Helen Foster Award of Excellence

The Helen Foster Award of Excellence recognizes an individual

who has provided service in many different capacities over time

to two or more Service Units, to specific geographic areas, or

to the entire Council. The service may be provided in a formal

or informal manner. This award is named in honor of Helen

Foster, who served the former Girl Scout Council of

Northwest Georgia as director of development and oversaw

both adult development programs and girl programs.

Caroline Compton

Honor Pin

The Honor Pin is reserved for a distinctive group

of volunteers who have made a significant

impact on the Girl Scout Movement and

who have provided outstanding service to

two or more counties within the

Council’s jurisdiction.

Andrew Eilers

Laura Bosma

Andrew Eilers

Edna Gordon

Dixie Kinard

Eva Villafane

From left:

Laura Bosma

and Eva Villafane, not

pictured Edna Gordon and Dixie Kinard

President’s Award

The President's Award recognizes the efforts of a Service Unit meeting its goals and

objectives during the Girl Scout year. In 2009, the following Service Units received the




Big Creek


Cherokee Rose


Cross Plains

Daisy Ridge






Forsyth Central








Mill Creek

Mountain City

Mountain Park

Norcross II

North Forsyth


Peach Blossom

Phoenix Rising

Pine Mountain



Southeast DeKalb

Seven Hills

Shooting Stars


Soaring Spirits


Yellow Wildflowers


More than 17,700 volunteers have responded to the

call for adults who will champion girls as leaders.

2008-2009 Board of Directors

C. Ann Hooper,


Vice President of Finance

Lathem Time

Kelli Keb,


Community Volunteer

Kristen M. Lewis, Esq.,


Smith, Gambrell &

Russell, LLP

Rita Whitehead,


Retired – Worldspan

Senior Program Analyst

Carolyn Holcomb,





James A. Adams, Jr.


The Adams Container


Gil Benjamin

Southeast Regional


Harleysville Insurance –

Atlanta Office

Myra Coleman Bierria

Vice President, Corporate

Secretary and Securities


AGL Resources, Inc.

Tonya C. Curry

Professor of Paralegal

Studies Atlanta Technical


James Frazier, Jr.


Frazier & Deeter, LLC

Keith Green

Senior Vice President

ING Americas

Dabney Hollis

Community Volunteer

Nancy J. Huddleston

Manager, Forestry and

Right of Way Services

Georgia Power, Atlanta

George R. Judd

Chief Executive Officer

BlueLinx Corporation

Liz Mori Lauer

Community Volunteer

Cheryl Lester


Cornerstone Marketing


S. Scott McKinley, Sr.

Principal Buyer II


Dennis Patterson

Corporate Executive Vice


SunTrust Bank

Van G. Price

Senior Vice President

UBS Financial Services,


Irma Rodriguez

Manager, Workplace

Fairness Diversity &

Workplace Fairness

The Coca-Cola Company


Dawn Sanders

Director--Acquisitions and

Regional Operations


Marshall Schwartz


Braver, Schimler, Pierce &

Jenkins, LLP

Denise Sumner



Karlenne Trimble

Deputy Managing


Manning, Selvage & Lee

Phyllis Woodson

Director of Environment,

Health & Safety



Board Members Emeritus

Shirley Kuse

Board Member


Claire D. Smith

Board Member


Margaret Perdue

Board Member


“The opportunity to be part of an organization like Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta is a

tremendously rewarding experience. Aside from meeting and working with a wonderful group

of people in our efforts to provide an excellent experience for the girls, I have been fortunate

enough to hear presentations from and meet some of the Girl Scouts Gold Award recipients.

They are the future leaders of our world, and I am extremely proud to be a part of their


— Marshall Schwartz,

volunteer member, serving on the

Board of Directors for Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

Honorary Advisory Board

The Honorable Kathy B. Ashe


Georgia House of Representatives

The Honorable and Mrs. Saxby


United States Senator

Office of the United States Senate

Dr. Elizabeth Kiss

President, Agnes Scott College

Monica Pearson

Anchor Woman, WSB-TV

The Honorable Yvette Miller


Court of Appeals of Georgia

Dr. Beverly Tatum


Spelman College

The Honorable Daphne M. Walker

Chief Magistrate Judge

Clayton County Magistrate Court

Advisory Board

Kenny and Nancy Blank


Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

Cynthia Good

Owner/Founding Editor

PINK Magazine

Belinda Morris

Associate Director

Navigant Consulting


Jim Breedlove

Vice President

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Ann Cousins

Community Volunteer

Ann Cramer


Corporate Citizenship & Corporate

Affairs of North America

IBM Corporation

Barbarella Diaz

Corporate Accounts Manager

Diaz Foods

Evern D. Cooper Epps

Former President

UPS Foundation

Valerie Richardson Jackson

Host, Between the Lines

Kraig Kramers

President and CEO

Corporate Partners, Inc.

Barbara W. Levy

Community Volunteer

Bill Linginfelter

Atlanta/North Georgia Area Executive

Regions Financial Corporation

Michael H. Mescon, PhD

Former Chairman

The Mescon Group

Melanie Platt

Senior Vice President

AGL Resources Foundation

Jenny Pruitt

CEO & Founder

Atlanta Fine Homes

Sotheby’s International Realty

Alfredo Trujillo

Chief Executive Officer

Recall Corporation

Howard Williams

Executive Vice President,

Private Client Services

Maximizing a Legacy

of Service and Success

Thanks to the continued support of donors to Coming Home: The Campaign for Timber Ridge, Girl Scouts of Greater

Atlanta is consolidating its offices, volunteer training and outdoor operations into a central location in an

environmentally conscious setting. The move to a new home allows the organization to better integrate its mission,

values and programs. Most importantly, the move frees

up $600,000 annually in former lease payments, which

will be channeled directly to the heart of our mission,

funding more leadership development opportunities for

girls. Grand opening is scheduled in Spring 2010.

Of the 228 acres at Timber

Ridge, 98 are held in permanent trust

for the benefit of Girl Scouts. Girl

Scouts of Greater Atlanta owns the

remaining 130 acres.

Girl Scout Service Center

Our new Girl Scout Business Center, being built with the Girl

Scout Service Center in Mableton, is working toward the

requirements to achieve Silver LEED Certification

(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

Girl Scout

Business Center


Coming Home: The Campaign for

Timber Ridge

Driven by the needs of girls, volunteers and the community, the Coming Home Capital

Campaign was launched to establish a permanent Service Center, located on a portion

of the Camp Timber Ridge property. This move will strengthen the organization, better

leverage its resources and provide even more service and benefit to the over 41,000 girl

members in the region. Located in Mableton, GA, the true center of the organization’s

jurisdiction, over 75% of girl and adult members look to the Girl Scout Service Center

for girl-led programs, committee meetings, free meeting space, volunteer training, the

resource library and the Girl Scout Badge & Sash store. The Girl Scout Business Center has taken its place adjacent

to the Girl Scout Service Center so the administrative services necessary to supporting the Girl Scout Experience are

convenient and accessible to all. We are proud to recognize the donors who pledged or contributed $500 or more to

the Coming Home Capital Campaign between January 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009.


$1,000,000 +

Joseph B. Whitehead



$100,000 - $999,999

A Friend of Girl Scouts

Claire D. Smith

Callaway Foundation, Inc.

Tull Charitable Foundation


$50,000 - $99,999

SunTrust Directed Funds,

Harriet McDaniel

Marshall Trust

Sartain Lanier Family


Calista A. Hooper

Vandyke G. Price

The Community Foundation

for Greater Atlanta, Inc.

The Rich Foundation, Inc.


$25,000 - $49,999

The Vasser Woolley

Foundation, Inc.


$10,000 - $24,999.99

Georgia Power Foundation,


Holder Construction


Robert L. Karem

Gilbert Benjamin

Stephanie E. Parker

SunTrust Directed Funds:

Jack & Anne Glenn


George R. Judd

James Frazier

Tatum, LLC

Dennis M. Patterson

Ida A. Ryan Charitable Trust

John H. and Wilhelmina D.

Harland Charitable

Foundation, Inc

Lathem Time Corporation

The Evelyn & Frank Gordy



$5,000 - $9,999.99

Kelli Keb

Dabney Hollis

AGL Resources Private


Cheryl Lester

Dawn Sanders

Jinny Keough

Kristen M. Lewis

Marshall Schwartz

Rita Whitehead

The Fred R. Fernandez-

Irma R. Rodriguez

Foundation Inc.


$2,500 - $4,999.99

Elizabeth M. Lauer

Karlenne H. Trimble

Denise Sumner

Ellen N. Lindemann

Nancy J. Huddleston

UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Juliette Low

$1,000 - $2,499.99

J. M. Davis

James Adams

Shayla Rumely

Daphne M. Walker

Keith Green

Myra C. Bierria

Snodgrass Foundation

Terry Trout


$500 - $999.99

Carolyn Holcomb

Susan Cunnold

Coca-Cola Scholars

Foundation, Inc.

Luis Aguilar

S. Scott McKinley

Susan M. Thigpen

Tonya C. Curry




GEICO Philanthropic


Georgia Power Foundation

Griffin-Spalding County

United Way

Nacom Corporation

United Way of Forsyth


United Way of Metropolitan


United Way of Northwest



$10,000 - $24,999

AGL Resources Private


Atlanta Foundation

Wachovia Bank

Boyd Family Foundation

Citi Foundation

Girl Scouts of the USA

Kaiser Foundation Health

Plan of Georgia

Lathem Time Corporation

Publix Super Markets


Rotary Club of Atlanta

United Way of Gordon


United Way of West Georgia


$5,000 - $9,999


Buckhead Rotary Club


Camp-Younts Foundation

Georgia Institute of


C. Ann Hooper

JBS Foundation

Kiwanis Club of Griffin

Little Brownie Bakers

Lockheed Martin

The Gay & Erskine Love


Margaret Perdue




Speedway Children's


Rita Whitehead

United Way of Rome and

Floyd County


$2,500 - $4,999

Paul H. Anderson


Gilbert Benjamin

Community Enterprises

Coxe, Curry & Associates

DeKalb School Employees


John and Mary Franklin


Fulton School Employees

Charitable Fund

Georgia Power Company

Bertha & Hix Green Family


Ray M. and Mary Elizabeth

Lee Foundation

Florence H. Maxwell


Mohawk Industries

Dennis M. Patterson

Vandyke G. Price


The Gertrude & William C.

Wardlaw Fund

Weyerhaeuser Company


Juliette Low

$1,000 - $2,499


Madeline R. Adams

Myra C. Bierria

Brasfield & Gorrie General


Bright Wings Foundation

Captain Planet Foundation

Dalton West Service Unit

Marcia G. Donnell

Dream Catchers Service


Annual Fund

It is our privilege and pleasure to recognize the following donors who contributed

$125 or more to Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta between July 1, 2008 and June

30, 2009. To account for different reporting fiscal years of legacy Councils, some

donor information reflects gifts from January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.

Exchange Club of Griffin

Margo J. Foster

James Frazier

Gap Foundation

Genuine Parts Company

Sally Goza

The Graves Foundation

Lianne Griffin

Judy L. Heilman

The Scott Hudgens Family


Hunton & Williams LLP


George R. Judd

Kelli Keb

Sarah K. Kennedy

Kimberly Clark Foundation

Kiwanianne Club of Griffin

Kiwanis Club of Dalton

Kiwanis Foundation of


Sylvia K. Kochler

Thomas H. Lanier Family


MetroPower Foundation

Marilyn W. Midyette

Belinda Morris

Cedartown United Fund

Northern Trust

Monica and John Pearson

PS Energy Group

The Fred R. Fernandez-Irma

R. Rodriguez Foundation

Rotary Club of Decatur

Rotary Club of Peachtree


Claire D. Smith

Soaring Spirits Service Unit

Elvira M. Tate

Karen Thomas

Karlenne H. Trimble

Troop 3530

Verizon Foundation

Wachovia Foundation of


Wachovia Insurance


Wal-Mart Foundation

Wells Fargo Foundation

Willmer Engineering

Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc.


The list reflects gifts from parents and families, businesses, corporations, foundations, friends, United Ways and

United Funds, the Board of Directors and Council staff. Please know we value every donor as we value every girl.

Thank you for helping to bring Girl Scouts to more than 41,000 girls this year.


$500 - $999

Carol Amick

Aventis Systems

Michael K. Bakken

Brenda Bloomer

Gregory W. Blount

Young Boozer Family


Tonya C. Curry

Kelli S. Davenport

Gaetana DeAngelo

Linda T. Foley

Grange Insurance

Griffin Rotary Club

Louise S. Gunn

Mieke D. Hanssens

Chisato H. Hemion

Nancy H. Hendrickson

Heritage Service Unit

LaGrange Lion's Club

Elizabeth M. Lauer

Cheryl Lester

Kristen M. Lewis

Quimby Melton

Necole Merritt

Elizabeth C. Messer

Natural Resources

Conservation Service

North Georgia Institute of

Management Accounts

Northwest Georgia Trefoil


Pactiv Corporation

Margaret L. Paschal

Helen Person

Cecelia Ratcliffe

Safeco Insurance Foundation

Seven Hills Service Unit

Silver Comet Service Unit

Brenda Strozier

Denise Sumner

The Dow Chemical


The Association of Junior

Leagues International

Judy Thompson

Troop 22405

Troop 300

Troop 4470

Troop 8239

United Way of Upson




White Oak Golden K

Bonny Wilder

Willow Construction

WWJD Foundation


$250 - $499

Monica Anderson

Apple Blossom Service Unit

Terryl V. Baker

The Benfield Group, LLC

Katherine Bergwall

Brand Vaughan Lumber


Gretchen Brechin

Virginia Brewer

Bridgestone Bandag, LLC.

Deanna C. Brown

Nancy Brune

Burns Mailing and Printing

Patricia Callaway

Canton Optimist Club

Ruth Caproni

Robin M. Chase

Sharon Cramer

Connie Cronin

Lila Cruikshank

Anne DeFranks

Tracy Delgado

Alice Dorking

Gretchen Dukes

Robert Duncan

Laura Edmundson

Kathy Elliott

Cory Flanagan

Sidney Gay

Lynn Ann Goldblatt

Lynda Goodwin

Helen C. Griffith

Laura Hatcher

Priscilla Hetherington

Laurel Hill

Elizabeth Hodgson

Carolyn Holcomb

Jeff Hopper

Nancy J. Huddleston

Shelia P. Jones

Kappa Delta Sorority

Greater Atlanta Day

Alumnae Association

Kristen A. Keirsey

Mary Kottkamp

Denise Kwiatkowsky


W. Norris Little

Nancy B. Lloyd

Melvin, Rooks & Howell,


Peggy Merriss

Sheila B. Mills

Morgan Keegan & Company

Lee Morriss-Mueller

Peggy Muller

Kathleen S. Ray

Neeraja G. Reddy

Emily-May Richards

Cynthia Ringwall

Kathleen Rioux

Ethelyn Risher

Gertrude Rudert

Dawn Sanders

Schwab Charitable Fund

Marshall Schwartz

Sally Seeds

John Shepherd

Daniel Smith

Lynn C. Smith

Wayne Smith

Marsha Sussman

Ann M. Thompson

Mark Thompson

Troop 1220

Troop 16

Troop 21840

Troop 2375

Troop 8010

Troop 8202

Troop 9070

United Bank

Amy C. Vassey

Veena Venkataraman

Ann C. Wewers

Melinda Wharton

Wild Rose Service Unit

Hilary Williams


$125 - $249

Lisa Aber

Mary Abrams

Vickie J. Achinger

Advantage Office Solutions

Carol Allen

Jill Allison

Dona W. Anderson

Jeanne Andres

Kim E. Arasin

Melanie Atlee

Bank of Coweta

Susan Bardi

Becky L. Barnett

Eric Baxter

Bazoline Usher-Ben Hill

Service Unit

Barbara W. Bennett

Bethann Berger

Monette Berman

Laurie Besmertnik

Paula L. Bevington

Susan Biddy

Mary Billbrough

Nancy C. Bland

Board of County

Commissioners - Butts


Susanne Bollman

Delores M. Bowers-Komro

Rebecca L. Bowling

Gayle Brackin

Stacey L. Bradford

Anne Brady

Beth H. Brady

Gail H. Braik

Melissa Brandon

Anne Brooks

Joy S. Brown

Martha Brundige

William Carter

Margaret Catherman

Anthony Chalker

Barbara Clark

James Clark

Margaret Clark

Theletia Clayborne

Lisa M. Coney

Nancy Cooke

Dottie L. Corey

Lisa Cremin

Karen Crim

Valerie R. Culbreath

Susan Cunnold

Allegra Davis

Billy S. Davis

Cindy Deady

Marcelle Decuir

Stacey P. Denard

Heather Dennis

Brandi Diamond

Jennifer Dickerson

Mary Grace Diehl

Ed Dingler

Erin Dixon

LaTrisha L. Dolson

Gloria Driggers

Richard L. Driggers

William Edwards

Mary Beth Eisele

Mary T. Embleau

Jan Emmeneger

Nannette Enloe

Bob Fasciana

Josefina Fernandez

Kristine Finkle

Kathy Fitzsimons

Ronald Flynn

Mary G. Forbes

Susan L. Fosse

Charles Franklin

Selassie Fynn

Denise Gaddis

Michele Gandy

Bonnie Garrett

Jacqueline Susie Gary

Melissa Garza

Dawn Geren

Colleen Gerrior

Melissa Gilbert

Wendy Gilenson

Judith J. Glassman

Amanda E. Gloriod

Doris H. Goldstein

Janice J. Golston

Marianne Gopel

Pamela Gore

Joann Graybill

Green Spot Supermarket

Kate Grinalds

Mini Gupta

Laura C. Hall

Nancy D. Halwig

Katherine D. Hansil

Susan J. Hartley

Tara Hays

Phyllis H. Heller

Amanda Hickey

Kimberly Hoovestol

Sandra Horning

Judy Howard

Rhonda Howerton

Linda A. Huff

Anita James

Alice Janvier

Nicole Jarrell

Olga S. Jarrett

Belinda Jenkins

Ping Johnson

Jeff Johnson-Kindle

Michael W. Jolley

Amanda Jones

J. Sherwood Jones

Jenny Jones

Elizabeth B. Joyner

Kimoto Tech

Dixie H. Kinard

Bernard King

Cindy Krakowski

Judy Krehbiel

Kudzu Service Unit

Thomas Kurfess

Kevin Lane

Dale Lang

Victoria Lange

Carolyn Lawry

Carla V. Lindemann

Annie P. Little

Ama Loa

Ingrid London

Marie Lott

Bettye Maddox

Debra Mahon

Amy Malcom

Cheryl Marko

Margaret Martin

Heidi L. McClain

Theresa McGowan

Patty H. McIver

Joanne Mei

Jo-Ann Merritt

Eileen Millard

Honey Millea

Meri Miller

Allison Milligan

Angela Mintz

Jackie E. Montag

Margaret Moore

Mountain City Service Unit

Susan Muly

Net Builders

Alison Neu

North Georgia Electric

Membership Corporation

North Metro REIA

Sue Nunn

Theresa E. Otto

Tricia Padgett

Lynn H. Palazzo

Stacy Parrish

Alison M. Paul

Pat Pekelnicky

Marian D. Penn

Tony Perez

Amy Peskin

Cindy A. Petersen

Kathy V. Pollitzer

James Proctor

Jymme Reed

Raye L. Reed

Kimberly Reeves

Margaret C. Reiser

Susie Richerson

Sheila O. Riordan

Brooks Rizer

Georgette Robertson

Paula Robinson

Rocky Brook Service Unit

Liliana Rodriguez

Carter Rohan

Tina Rull

A. Rochet Rye

Jerry Savage

Cari Schall

Beth Schapiro

Susan Schroeder

Frances Scovil

Lauren Seckman

Kay Sedberry

Siobhan Seidner

John R. Seydel

Cynthia Shaffer

Sharon Shepherd

Mary A. Shinall

Cynthia Siedentop

Melinda Smith

Mary Snyder

Spiegelberg Memorial Fund

Erin Steill

Anita Stewart

Mary Strychalski

Carol Sudman

Sugar Creek Service Unit

Lynne Sycamore

Silvia Tenenbaum

Agnes Than

Boyce S. Thomas

Judy Toale

Gloria H. Todd

Julia M. Todd

Trendco-Vick Wholesale

Troop 610

Troop 1009

Troop 1479

Troop 2434

Troop 26421

Troop 2774

Troop 3364

Troop 3957

Troop 5139

Troop 6034

Troop 7004

Troop 7164

Troop 8020

Troop 8025

Troop 8047

Troop 8059

Troop 8191

Troop 8226

Lila D. Twiggs

Elizabeth Unger

Bradley Van Duser

Doris J. Vanthooft

Melanie Vaughan

Fatima Virani

Leslie Wagner

MaryEllen Waiting

Daphne M. Walker

Susan Walser

Michele P. Walsh

Anita L. Walton

Indi Wassan

Shirley Weldon

Ellene Welsh

James R. Westbury

Dorothea P. Westin

Hala H. White

Martha Whitman

Tenequa Y. Wildy

Jan Wilkerson

Nicole Williams

Patty Woodard

Renee Woodard

Stephanie Wright

John Wynns

Holly York

Karen York



The Atlanta Journal-


Office of Jim Collins

Coxe, Curry & Associates

Custom Home Center

Steve Esau

Goody Products

Jeff Gregerson

Beth Head

Linda Hellem

Hunton & Williams LLP

Lathem Time Corporation

Mac's Feed and Farm Supply

Jo-Ann Merritt

Panther Press


Nicole L. Reynolds

Rebecca A. Salvanera

Andrew Scott

Ed Soniat

Wal-Mart #494

Wal-Mart Foundation

Honors &


In Memory of

Park Belden

Northwest Georgia Trefoil


In Memory of

Carolyn M. Brown

Jerrie and Jack Anderson

Dolores N. Buggay

Theresa and Jerry Correll

Suzanne R. Dickerson

Catherine T. Frye

Barbara and Roger Gross

Coleen and John Johnson

Geneva P. Kirkus

Christi Mitcham

Gayle Monk

Talley, French & Kendall,


Wilma Williams

In Memory of

Dr. Dale Carley

John Allison

Louise Baldwin

Penny S. Barber

Lisa Barton

Nancy H. Carley

Sandy Duty

Rusty Goebel

Richard Halbeison

Houston Healthcare

Debra Hoyt

H.B. Leopard

Gilbert Lovell

Angela Mankin

Robert McCoy

Lynn Mitchell

Nancy Pierce

Jesse R. Russell

Vann Saunders

W. H. Shapard

Kenneth Sieving

Spalding High School

Albert Thrasher

Rita Whitehead

In Memory of

Derek Cunnold

Amy and Jeffrey Asher

Sally Birsinger

Barbara and James


Vicki L. Byers

Donna Castle

Judish and Jerry Cox

Marie and Richard Drake

Hedy and Roger Edmondson

Lorraine and Bruce


Linda T. Foley

Cindy J. Franks

Judith and Bruce Glassman

Lynda F. Goodwin

Joie and John Hain

Barbara and Lewis Hatala

Ivy and Carl Justus

Ellen and Bruce Lindemann

The Medco Team

Jordon H. Natsch

Mike J. Newchurch

Melissa Mahan Nicol

Dakarai D. Nkuchwayo

Northwest Georgia Trefoil


Sue and Jim Nunn

Ruth and Gerald Peterson

Betty and Pete Poltrack

Sandra Priebe

Clare and Glen


Aaron Singleton

Kembra Smith

Barbara and Robert Smith

Sandra and Tom Swanson

Loretta and Robert Walker

Rosemary Donald Weber

Nadia and Sean Wood

In Memory of

Madelyn A. Frazier

Richard Augusta

Diane and Chris Broyles

Gloria Burroughs

Lindsay Cantoni

Elizabeth Rainer Cox

Brenda K. Daniels

Flint & Adler, LLP

Laura and Derek Fowler

Frazier & Deeter, LLC

Janet T. Fulwood

GDS Associates, Inc.

Robert Giacomini

Ivie and Harlan Graiser

Elizabeth Grayson

Tommy S. Greco, Ph.D.

Jeanne and Nicholas


Christy Habib

Judy Heilman

Chris Kyriakakis

Terri and Al Lawson

Laura and James Lyle

Shirley and Richard


Aline McLaughlin

C. William Moody, Jr.

Suzanne and John Nieman

Pinkerton & Laws of


Mary Jane and Al Rakel

Rubye and Wayne Reed

Barbara and Robert Ryan

Catherine and Randall


Signature Financial Design

Kevan M. Snyder

Jeri and Michael Sute

Tom Borrow Company

Courtnay and Larry Waite

Thomas M. Weissinger

In Memory of

Delia Fuller

William Carter

In Memory of

Madelyn Glover

Gail and Marion Glover


In Memory of

Phyllis Rafter

Dona W. Anderson

Fern and Jerry Stedman

In Memory of

Bonnie Edward Mullins


Raye L. Reed

In Memory of

Lucian Tatum

Albert Thrasher

In Memory of

Patricia Tunno

Lynda F. Goodwin

In Memory of

Audrey Watry

Sharon Clark

In Memory of

Carl William Yoder

Shannon Martin

In Honor of

Kathleen Barrow

Bill Powers

In Honor of

Business to Business

Magazine 2008 Women

of Excellence:

Ms. Susan Bell, Ms.

Donna Buchanan, Ms.

Lisa Cremin, Ms. Susan

Grant, Ms. Gloria

Johnson Goins, Ms.

Beth Johnson, Ms.

Kristin Kirkconnell, Ms.

Charleen McBrayer,

Ms. Penelope McPhee,

Ms. Christine Owens,

First Lady Mary

Perdue, Ms. Diane

Prucino, Dr. Beverly

Scott, Ms. Pat Upshaw-

Monteith, Ms. Sheila


Ms. Brenda Wood

Louise R. Allen

In Honor of

Valerie Betz

Diane M. Fisher

In Honor of

Camp Timber Ridge

Counselors “Ace” and


Karen E. Kirby

In Honor of

Camp Timber Ridge

Counselor “Boomer”

Marcia Boss

In Honor of

Chastity De Moors

Vendella De Moors

In Honor of

Dawn Geren

Kadence Business Research

In Honor of

Joe Humphrey

Diane M. Fisher

In Honor of

Pat Jones through the

Laurel McDaniel Fund

Joyce and Travis McDaniel

Katherine Watson

In Honor of

Anne Lee

Audrey and Paul Gargiullo

In Honor of

Stephanie Parker

James Breedlove

In Honor of

Katrina Parsons

Sheila Parsons

In Honor of

Nancy Reynolds

Nancy Hyatt



Aetna Foundation

Allstate Giving Campaign


Bank of America

Clayton School Employees


The Club of Hearts

Georgia Power Company

Give with Liberty

The Home Depot Political

Action Committee

IBM Corporation

ING Foundation

Microsoft Corporation

The Prudential Foundation

Rockmart-Aragon United


Sprint Foundation

SunTrust One Pledge


United Way - EWay &

Special Distribution


United Way of Central


United Way of Central


United Way of Combined

Federal Campaign

United Way of Greater High


United Way of Southeastern


Wellpoint Foundation

United Ways

Cedartown United Fund

Griffin-Spalding County

United Way

United Way of Forsyth


United Way of Gordon


United Way of Metropolitan


United Way of Northwest


United Way of Rome and

Floyd County

United Way of Upson


United Way of West Georgia

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and

integrity of this Annual Report. If your name has been

omitted, misspelled, incorrectly listed, or you do not

wish to have your name published in future publications,

please accept our sincere apologies and notify us of the

discrepancy so that we may correct our records. Please

contact us at (770) 702-9173

or email AnnualFund@gsgatl.org.



July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009

77% Program Fees*

Total Revenue* $21,340,701

Program Fees** $17,098,558

United Ways / United Fund $1,035,910

Annual Giving/Grants/ $1,138,398

Restricted Funds

Capital Campaign $2,941,960

Other Income $79,045

13% Capital


5% United Ways/

United Fund

*Includes ($953,170) in Investment Income loss

** Program Fees Include:

Program service fees, Girl Scout Badge & Sash

stores and cookie and fall product sales.

5% Annual Giving

Expenditures (Including Depreciation)

July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009

Total Expenditures*** $20,602,263

Fund Development $914,978

General & Administration $1,502,710

Programatic Service to Girls $18,184,575

89% Programmatic

Service to Girls

*** Includes Depreciation expenses of


Expenditures Include:

Membership, outdoor program and

facilities, program services, properties, cookie

program, communication and volunteer

services and Girl Scout Badge & Sash stores.

7% General &


4% Fund



Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc.

Girl Scout Service and Business Centers

5601 North Allen Road

Mableton, GA 30126

Toll-free (800) 771-4046

(770) 702-9100


Girl Scout Service Center

133 Samaritan Drive Suite 108

Cumming, GA 30040

(770) 702-9200

Girl Scout Service Center

2002 E. Walnut Avenue

Dalton, GA 30721

(706) 226-1435/ (770) 702-9300

Girl Scout Service Center

350 Airport Road

Griffin, GA 30224

(770) 702-9400

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