Endowment 2018

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 program, and have the ability to respond to immediate or emergency needs.

Stephanie A. Foote Leadership Prize for Gold Award Excellence

In 2015, the inaugural Stephanie A. Foote Leadership Prize was awarded.  This prize is 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 Girl 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 and Rich Dougherty, this fund was established to provide annual scholarships to Girl Scouts to fulfill their travel dreams.  In the 2016-17 membership year, girls traveled to Mongolia and Sangam World Centre in Pune, India, courtesy of the scholarship. Applications are open year-round.

Doris M. Knudsen Sterling Endowment
In 2015, funds long-held locally in Sterling 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 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

$5,000 and over
Rae Ann & Richard E. Dougherty
Up to $999Kathryn and Richard Ambrose
Lacey Blake-Lindh
Brooke Bodart
Connie Campbell
Alison Clark-Hardesty
Caroline and Steve Cornell
Rae Ann and Richard Dougherty
Stephannie and Kent Fortune
Jan Lucas
Cindy Miller
Margaret Anne Murray
Cora Ohlgren
Kim Staley
Barbara A. Tucker
Rae Ann & Richard E. Dougherty Look Wider International Travel Fund
Jo Anne Busch
Rae Ann and Richard Dougherty 
Gifts for Capitol Improvements at Meadow Mountain Ranch
Daniel Adams
Maryanna Adelman
Katie and Stefan Bennett
Helen Canada
Susan Conry
The Denver Post
Julie DeSmith
Tracey and William Emslie
GECCCO GS Troop 71106
Joann Helm
Linda Kabat
Melanie Kilgore
Mary and Delbert Leach
Amy and Todd Plummer
Rita and Bus Schageman
Erin Scott
Sascha Scott
Terri L. Smalley and James L. Oelsner
Jody and Michael Werner
Kathy and David Yam