Endowment – 2015

Our endowment puts savings and investments to work, generating interest income for operations that is intended to last forever. A strong endowment enables us to meet current and future program needs, maintain a stable funding stream despite fluctuations in the economy, lower our dependence on the cookie sale and have the ability to respond to immediate or emergency needs.

The assets in the Endowment are there for the long-term. In the 2014-15 fiscal year, Girl Scouts of Colorado saw unrealized losses on those investments due to fluctuations in the stock market.

Stephanie A. Foote Leadership Prize for Gold Award Excellence

In 2015, the inaugural Stephanie A. Foote Leadership Prize was awarded.  This prize will be given annually to a Girl Scout who has earned a Gold Award in the current year and whose project is selected by an independent panel as an exceptional example of sustainable leadership. One prize in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded at a Highest Award recognition event and prize recipient will be invited to speak at Girl Scouts of Colorado events throughout the state.

The Mary Jo Jacobs, MD Memorial Girl Scout Adventure Fund

In 2014, Mary Jo Jacob’s four children established this Fund in her memory.  “Dr. Mary Jo Jacobs was the epitome of one that not only spoke the Girl Scout Law, but lived it from an early age”. She was a real “go getter” and dedicated her life to family, friends, patients and her chosen profession of medicine. This Fund will grant a minimum of one scholarship each year to a Girl Scout in Garfield and/or Eagle counties, where Dr. Jacobs served the communities in so many ways. The family hopes that many girls will have the same positive experience, education and adventure that their mom had through her involvement in scouting and her opportunity to attend Girl Scout camp.

Rae Ann & Richard E. Dougherty Look Wider International Travel Fund

In 2013, thanks to a generous gift from lifetime Girl Scouts, RaeAnn & Rich Dougherty, this fund was established to provide annual scholarships to Girl Scouts to fulfill their travel dreams.  In 2014, three Girl Scouts traveled to Australia, Switzerland and Ireland, and in 2015 one girl traveled to Africa courtesy of the scholarship.  Competitive applications are open each fall.

Doris M. Knudsen Sterling Endowment
In 2015, funds long-held locally in Sterling, Colorado were added to the Girl Scouts of Colorado Endowment portfolio.  A generous bequest by Doris M. Knudsen supports Girl Scouting activities in Sterling and Logan County, Colorado and ongoing maintenance of beloved Pawnee Lodge in Pioneer Park in Sterling.  Funds are distributed annually to Girl Scouts, troops and service units to support events and activities which further the mission of Girl Scouting and honor the memory of Doris M. Knudsen.


Endowment Donors

$25,000 and up
Stephanie A. Foote Leadership Prize Endowment Fund
Mary Jo Jacobs, MD Girl Scout Adventure Fund/Patricia VanDevander/Charles & Beth VanDevander/Nancy VanDevander/Don VanDevander & Kathleen Feinberg Doris M. Knudsen Sterling Endowment Fund$10,000-$24,999
Lloyd Wade

Rae Ann & Richard E. Dougherty

Bruce T. & Connie Campbell
Flipsidea Solutions, LLC/Jennifer & John Casani

Up to $999
Mary & Dean Armstrong
Rick & Sheila Bugdanowitz
Virginia & Charles Fulmer
Sarah Harrison & Thomas P. Fair
Shari Lutz
John Mayo
Susan D. Mulhern
Nancy Sanders & Brian Degenhardt
Donna & Frank Shavlik
Sara Vogel
Lori Walters

Gifts for Capital Improvements at Tomahawk Ranch

Joseph & Judith Wagner/Wagner Investment Management/Wagner Equipment Company

Capitol Improvements for Meadow Mountain Ranch

Louise & Frank Blanchard
Jo Coker
Barbara Crowfoot
Robert W. Dearing
Susan Dodge
Susan Ferguson
Girl Scout Troops & Service Units
Susan Gleason
Alma & Franklin Hix Jr.
Mary & Delbert Leach
Carolyn Nelson
Paula & John Pugh
Linda “Echo” Ray
Debra Seglund
Kathleen & David Yam