Leadership is part of a Girl Scout’s DNA.

She’s confident, ambitious and committed to empowering herself and others to make a difference. Through the high awards, Girl Scouts delivered over 123,000 hours of community service protecting the environment, mentoring younger students in STEM and music, and advocating against cyberbullying. According to the Girl Scout Research Institute’s Impact Study, Girls Scouts are more likely than non-Girl Scouts to:

Girl Scouts Non-Girl Scouts
Outcomes-Icon_Sense-of-Self_RGB_final Have a strong sense of self 80% 68%
Outcomes-Icon_Positive-Values_RGB_final Have positive values 75% 59%
Print Develop and maintain healthy relationships 60% 43%
Outcomes-Icon_Problem-Solving_RGB Exhibit community problem solving skills   57% 28%
Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, DC

Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, DC

As girls progress through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, they can earn our high awards: Bronze, Silver and Gold. The Gold Award is the highest achievement earned by girls who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership, taking an issue they are passionate about and developing a project that has sustainable impact in their communities and beyond. It is the most prestigious award in the world for girls and it’s only available to Girl Scouts.

GSUSA_GOLD AWARD_STARBURST 159 Seniors & Ambassadors earned the Gold Award.
GSUSA_SILVER AWARD_STARBURST 888 Cadettes earned the Silver Award.
GSUSA_BRONZE AWARD_STARBURST 2,247 Juniors earned the Bronze Award.
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girls earned the Council’s Silver Trefoil Award by dedicating 100 hours of service.

Image: Old Town Harbor, Alexandria, VA



Behind every G.I.R.L. is a caring adult who is passionate about seeing girls succeed. We understand volunteers’ time matters, which is why Girl Scouts provides our volunteers with the resources they need to run a troop meeting right from their smart phone or computer. Since launching the Volunteer Toolkit (VTK), an online resource containing badge requirements, year plans and troop information, over 3,038 Daisy, Brownie and Junior troop leaders are now on board.

30,926 online and in-person training courses offered to volunteers.


2017 Financial Highlights

A full copy of the financial statements of Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital as audited by independent public accountants, Aronson LLC, will be available on our website, gscnc.org, by February 2018.


of our expenses go directly to support our girls and volunteers, exceeding industry standards.


The figures on this page represent unaudited numbers.


Invest in Girls

Thanks to the support of corporations, foundations and individual gifts, Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital provided $600,000 in financial assistance that enabled Girl Scouts and troops to enjoy the full Girl Scout experience. These Girl Scouts received support to pay membership dues, obtain Girl Scout supplies and uniforms, go camping and cover expenses for travel and program grants to fund their projects.

Corporation, Foundation, and Government Grants

$50,000 and Above

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
Capital One
Claude Moore Charitable Foundation
Eugene & Agnes E. Meyer Foundation


Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.
General Dynamics Mission Systems
James M. Johnston Trust for Charitable and Educational Purposes
Kellar Family Foundation
The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation
Nancy Peery Marriott Foundation
Washington Gas


Ausherman Family Foundation
Ernst & Young LLP
Integral Healthcare Foundation, Inc.
Mars Foundation
Richard E. and Nancy P. Marriott Foundation, Inc.
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
The Meltzer Group
Nauticon Imaging Systems
George Preston Marshall Foundation
State Farm
STEM for Her
U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Conservation Education
Washington Forrest Foundation
Washington Nationals Baseball Club
John M. and Gina G. Wasson CharitableTrust
Wells Fargo


CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
The Crimsonbridge Foundation
The Boeing Company
Economic Club of Washington, D.C.
EQT Foundation
Lockheed Martin
Mary and Daniel Loughran Foundation
Minghini’s General Contractors, Inc.
Strategic Resolution Experts Inc.
Truth Initiative
Washington Space Business Roundtable
Philip and Janis Miller Wertheimer Fund, managed by the Community Foundation of Frederick County, MD


American Trucking Associations
BB&T Hagerstown Branch
Burness Communications, Inc.
City National Bank of West Virginia
CNB Bank, Inc.
Comcast NBCUniversal
The Charles Delmar Foundation
Dimick Foundation
Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation
Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
The Estée Lauder Companies
Farmers & Mechanics Mutual Insurance Companies
Fierce Government Relations
The Grants for Girls Fund, managed by the Community Foundation of Frederick County, MD
Haskins Sabo Group, Century 21 Redwood Realty
HMS Technologies, Inc.
Integrity One Partners Inc.
Jim Koons Automotive
Legge Group
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Marilyn T. & David R. Heebner Foundation Inc.
Morgan Stanley Foundation
National Association of Manufacturers
Navy Federal Credit Union
Panhandle Home Health, Inc.
Polinger, Shannon and Luchs Company
The Procter & Gamble Company
Dan Ryan Builders Charitable Foundation
Schwab Charitable Fund
Spectrum General Contracting, Inc.
The Unrestricted Fund of the Community Foundation of Frederick County, MD
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Veverka Family Foundation
Washington Women’s Leadership Initiative
Waste Management

Individual Major Gifts


The Brandt Family
Emily & Griffith Lindsay
Barbara K. Ostrom


Suzanne Amsbaugh & Dana Proulx
Faye Fields
Kent & Jennifer Francois
Barbara Krumsiek & Bart Leonard
Laura Lane
Christopher Larson
Natalie M. Lorenz-Anderson (Givans)
Lynne Seibert Steptoe, Philip Steptoe & Eva Woolridge
Mary Gay Sprague
Diane Tipton & David Bradt


Association 70
Kathy Albarado
Sandra Alexander
Vicky A. Bailey
Shirley A. Edwards
Jeri A. Fellerman
Susan K. Guthridge
Joseph & Virginia Holinka
Stephen Lane
Patricia Mathews
Mary A. Sheehan & Anthony Marra
Margaret & Robert Stillman
Jennifer & Jake Tapper
Carolyn Thompson
Patricia Titus
Judith Walter
Wendelin White
Mary Karen Wills
Wendy Wysong & Tracy Rickett

Silver Members


Rosie Allen-Herring
Susan Ducey
Kathy & Chris Duda
Suzy Miller
Dr. Lawrence Newell
Karen R. Penn
David & Linda Purcell
E. Geoffrey Sella
Lidia Soto-Harmon & Robert Harmon
Judith Reinhardt
Jan Verhage

Founder’s Circle


Neal & Alice Barkus
Laura Bassett
Kathleen Beernink
Kay Behall
Kathryn & Brian Benison
Cathy & Dick Bertin
Mary Brady
Martin Carr
Colleen K. Cibula
Jennifer Clausen
Amy & Daniel Cohen
Andrea Connolley
Carol Cross
Margot DeLapp
Sharon K.G. Dunbar
Carin Gendell
Ann Goulette
Anne Juran
Donna Kissane
Angela Lancaster & Cantwell F. Muckenfuss, III
Elaine Leavenworth
Elizabeth L. Lewis
Linda Loranger
Laurie & Ralph Menzel
Abigail C. Nichols
Joanne Odenkirchen
Amy O’Donnell
Kelly & Ben Opipari
Nexer Palacios
Jacquelyn Rizzo
Anita Samarth
Jean & Craig Sansonetti
Marie and Joseph Schech
Rhea S. Schwartz & Paul Wolff
Margaret Siegel
Jane Storero
Betsy Thurston
Troop 3399
Stephanie Tsacoumis

President’s Circle


Mary J. Adams
Nancy Adams
Susan Anderson
Priya Arokiaswamy
Mary Azcuenaga
Angela Baker
Sharon Banks Tarr
Antoinette Barksdale
Cindy Bennett
Kevin & Shantell Benore
Susan Blair
Janet Bond
Lisa R. Bowers
John Bronson
Broadine Brown
Karen Brown
LaVerne Brown
Daisy Calderon
Senator Shelley Moore Capito
Angela Carpenter Gildner
Genie Carroll
Mary Rose Chappelle
Sara & Scott Collins
Townley Cozad
Becky & Ron Crouch
Kathy & Frank Deffer
Lynda M. Dorman
Tony & Maureen Doye
Suzanne Egolf
Timothy & Tara Ford
Marnie Gaffey
Catherine Gahres
Elizabeth S. Gere
Jenn Glahn
Harvey Goldberg
Artis Hampshire-Cowan
Sue & Bob Hansen
Eric & Monica Hanson
Frank & Salli Hartman
Jenny E. Herrera & A. Edwin Herrera
Mike & Colleen Herrmann
Debra Hershberger
Marie C. Johns
Deborah Johnson
Courtney Johnston & Daniel Stux
Diane Kaufman
Rona KramerTeresa Leckner
Judith Lokerson
Col (ret) USAF & Mrs. H. Hunter Look
Laura Loomis
Barbara Hunter Mahan & Mike Mahan
Deborah Mark
Harriet Martin
Phyllis Martin
Melanie R. Mason
Jeannine & Rory Maynard
Phyllis McBride
Patricia McGuire
Susan Moore
Kathryn Morrison
Jodi & Darren Morton
John Mutarelli
Stanley Myles
Anna Nevius
Melissa Nicholas
Katherine Offutt
Lisa & Paul Page
Hadley Pettway
Jane & Bill Phillips
Lisa Robinson
Julie Rosenthal
Christine & Richard Rudisill
Mary Beth Ruppert
Gretchen Schreiber
Nina Seibert
Service Unit 32-2
Debra Silimeo
Stacey Stewart
Esther Streusand
Barbara Sutton
Merritt Thomas
Harriett Thompson
Jean & Larry Turner
Lauren K. Vessey
Judith Ward
Jameya Way
Susan Weaver
Laura Wickman
William & Sarah Woessner
Kathleen Yannopoulos
Jean Schiro-Zavela & Vance Zavela
Troop 3995
Troop 5570
Troop 6279

In Honor Of

All the Girl Scout Greats
Ellie & Cate Boehmcke
Makenzie Bourne
Elizabeth Cantrall
Faye Fields
Mary Gay
Carys Gilligan
Graduating Girl Scouts
Graduating Troop 4622
Heather Heigele
Annie Kelly
Laura Loomis
Kendra Maynard
Amelia Nemceff
Anne Tapper
Diane Tipton
Troop 822
Troop 2784
Denise Viau
Judith Walter
Carlita Wilson

In Memory Of

Sharon Brace
Michelle Bucolo
Marilyn Carr
John Depass
Jeanne R. Donovan
Colleen Duffey
Roger Edwards
Therese Grossman
Grandpa Harry
Andrew Henderson
Elizabeth Hildt
Earline Jackson
Nancy Jackson
Emma Jordon
Joseph Laposa
James Terrence Lynch
Mary Beth Lyons
Geraldine McAtee
Wendell L. McConnell, Jr.
Kathleen McGuire
Lucille Michele
Mildred, Olga, & Rosemary
Mary Beth Lyons
Debbie Reynolds
Melissa J. Rizzo
Clarence Wood

Juliette Low Legacy Society

Karen Cumberbatch Sullivan
Kristin Humphreys
Emily Lindsay
Griffith Lindsay
Patricia Mathews
Laurie Menzel
Kelly Opipari
Sharon Richardson
Jean Sansonetti

Board of Directors FY 2017

October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2017


Faye Fields, President (Chair)
Barbara Krumsiek, 1st Vice President
Harriett Thompson, 2nd Vice President
Pedro Alfonso, 3rd Vice President
Jane Storero, Secretary
Jeri Fellerman, Treasurer
Judy Walter, Assistant Treasurer


Kathy Albarado
Rosie Allen-Herring
Marjorie Auer
Vicky Bailey
Antoinette Barksdale
Mary Brady
Broadine Brown
Berniece Collis
Layne Diehl
Kathy Duda
Sharon Dunbar
Shirley Edwards
Roland Hawthorne
Ann Kelly
Laura Lane
Natalie Lorenz-Anderson (Givans)
Kathleen Matthews
Samantha O’Sullivan
Karen Penn
Mary Gay Sprague
Debbie Walls
Wendy White
Mary Karen Wills

Council Senior Team

Lidia Soto-Harmon, Chief Executive Officer
Laura Bassett, Chief Financial Officer
Colleen Cibula, Chief Operating Officer
Angela Baker, Director of Human Resources
Kathryn Benison, Director of Membership
Betsy Thurston, Director of Development
Nancy Wood, Director of Communications