Dear Girl Scouts Supporters,


In this season of gratitude and thanksgiving I am very thankful for friends of Girl Scouts like you.  You make it possible for Girl Scouts to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.


Katie at Camp Prairie Schooner

Please let me tell you just one short story about a Girl Scout named Katie. She just started her 5th year as a Girl Scout. Katie has autism, so some social interactions and physical activities can be difficult for her. But on a recent ziplining adventure, her fellow Girl Scouts and volunteers made sure that Katie could participate and succeed, just like the other girls.  


As a Girl Scout, Katie's social skills have blossomed, she has made real friends, and she has opportunities, like ziplining, that most kids will never have.  Thanks to contributions from people like you these special challenge opportunities are possible for all girls.


Special Investment in STEM

I am delighted and proud to announce that the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation recently invested $50,000 to underwrite STEM (science,

More than 100 girls recently participated in a STEM event at Google Fiber.

technology, engineering, and math) activities for Girl Scouts in our Outreach Program. Again, the innovative approach to Girl Scouts in our Outreach Program ensures that all girls in our community benefit from everything that Girl Scouts offers. 


All in for Girls

And even more good news: I am proud to report that GSKSMO has achieved 100% staff giving! Every individual who works for our Council has made a personal gift to support our work. Like you, our staff is making sure all girls have what it takes to lead. We're all in for girls!


I am so full of thanks for all gifts that come to Girl Scouts. Our volunteers, donors, and friends who give so much through United Way, CFC, foundations, and even from their personal bank accounts. Every dollar is a gift to help girls learn to lead.



I'm honored and inspired to lead this organization that is transforming the lives of girls in order to change the leadership landscape of our communities.



Joy Wheeler

Chief Executive Officer



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