This week and every week, we celebrate the resilience, ambition, and passion of our girls and members. Last Thursday, Sept. 24, we hosted our first ever premiere virtual fundraising event, Smart Cookies: Stand for More, an evening dedicated to uplifting our tireless girls and members, and it was a huge success!
The night showcased powerful stories from our members and Girl Scout champions, inspiring words from our CEO Nancy Wright and Associate Board members, and a council-wide and community pledge to support the future success of our girls.
Thanks to the generosity of sponsors and donors, we raised over $85,000 to help ensure that ANY girl, and ALL girls, can participate in Girl Scouts! Read on to learn more about the evening and how we Stand for More together.
I Am a G.I.R.L.
Girl Scouts, this year especially, have shown how vital it is to stand up and act for themselves and others. As we all faced national lockdowns, civil unrest, and an uncertain future, our Girl Scouts stood for more, every day, through their continued acts of service and community engagement, and unbreakable spirits.
Take Every Opportunity
We heard from several game-changing women and girls, including CEO of WTTW and the 2020 Tribute to Achievement Community Partnership honoree, who spoke to Girl Scout Megan about the importance of resilience: “Challenges are going to come your way—how you handle it defines the future.” Her advice for busy Girl Scout and Girl Rep Megan? “If an opportunity comes your way, I encourage you to take it.”
Watch their conversation above!
From “Shy Girl” to Go-Getter
Girl Scout Naomi, in conversation with Lei Zheng Schlitz, our 2020 Tribute to Achievement Luminary honoree, shared her story of transformation from a self-described “shy girl” to a force to be reckoned with. In learning about different social movements, like the fight for LGBTQ+ rights and racial justice, “I have turned into the person who will call out other people when they’re saying something that’s not right… I educate people as much as I can.”
Watch their conversation by clicking the link above!
There’s still time to make an impact through your generosity! Donate today to pledge your support to our council and the Girl Scout mission. Gifts of $50 or more will be recognized with a Stand for More wireless charging mat!
Special thanks to our Associate Board for hosting this special event! Learn more about our Associate Board, and ways to get involved.