Annie Szczurek Davis, a recent graduate of Girl Scout Troop 70007 in Boulder, and her mom and Girl Scout leader, Theresa Szczurek, traveled to Iceland, Switzerland, France, Spain, and England this summer, spending time at two of the International Girl Scout centers with a Look Wider Scholarship. “What a trip of a lifetime to culminate my 12 years as a Girl Scout!”


One of the most effective ways GSCO can provide financial stability for the future is by growing our endowment. A strong endowment enables GSCO 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.

In December 2013, Girl Scouts of Colorado received a $25,000 lead gift to establish the Rae Ann and Richard E. Dougherty Look Wider International Travel Fund. This fund was combined with council-held endowment funds to establish the Girl Scouts of Colorado Endowment at Rose Community Foundation in Denver.

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

Thanks to a generous gift from lifetime Girl Scouts, RaeAnn and Rich Dougherty, this Fund was established to provide annual scholarships to Girl Scouts who want to fulfill their travel dreams. In 2014, three Girl Scouts traveled to Australia, Switzerland and Ireland thanks to Look Wider scholarships.

Endowment Donors

Alison Betts
Laura D. Brieser-Smith
Century Link Denver Metro Outreach Endowment
Rae Ann & Richard Dougherty
Stephanie A. Foote
Hank Friedman
Jacklyn Noden
Katrina Jameson
Jennifer Colosimo
GSCO Operating Endowment
GSCO Capital Endowment
Jorgensen Endowment
Kathryn S. Keller
Marianna Kohli
Lee P. Everding
Madelyn Madsen
Estate of Margarita O. Truscott
Anne McDonald
Meadow Mountain Ranch Endowment
Susan D. Mulhern
Rocky Cover SRI Fund/Pene Harrison, Sarah Harrison and Belle Fair
Rose Community Foundation
Nancy Sanders
Eliot Shieler
Evan Shieler
Zonta Traveling Leaders Endowment