GSSNE 2018 ANNUAL REPORT Girl Scouts_2019_ Annual Report_FINAL_reduced2 - Page 4

Movement-wide Giving! Through the vision and generosity of several long-time volunteers, board members, and GSSNE staff, we are thrilled to report that our council met the Dianne Belk and Lawrence Calder Girl Scout Movement-wide Challenge Planned Gift! Longtime supporters of Girl Scouts, Dianne Belk and Lawrence Calder, initiated a challenge to councils nationwide: “Increase planned gifts to your council and we will make our own $10,000 planned gift to your council.” GSSNE is pleased to report that we not only met the required number of new planned gifts, we exceeded it—helping to ensure our programs will be available to many future generations of girls! A planned giving reception took place on April 24, 2018, and guests included Dianne Belk, Lawrence Calder, and Harriet Hessam, Vice President of Philanthropy and Planned Giving at GSUSA. We have five new members joining a distinguished list of Girl Scout supporters that are now members of the Girl Scouts legacy society—The Juliette Gordon Low Society. These new members are included in the JGLS listing included in this report. Volunteer Appreciation Celebration In thanks for all that our amazing volunteers do on behalf of Girl Scouts, GSSNE hosted the Volunteer Appreciation Celebration on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Camp Hoffman for more than 400 adult volunteers and their family members. The fun-filled family day included exciting activities from canoeing on the waterfront, to tackling the ropes course, and aiming for a bullseye at archery. Everyone enjoyed music, food, a program partner showcase, exciting STEAM equipment demonstrations and activities, and wonderful door prizes in appreciation for all that our volunteers do to make a positive difference in the lives of Girl Scouts!