distinguished women’s award

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140423_GRJ0470The Distinguished Women Award Event, which began in 1980, is Girl Scouts of Central Maryland’s only annual fundraiser. The evening honors five women in our community who lead amazing lives guided by the values of Girl Scouting and showcases an exciting mentoring opportunity for five selected high school Girl Scouts.

In addition to honoring five successful women in central Maryland, the Distinguished Women’s program provides five Girl Scout Seniors or Ambassadors an opportunity to spend a day in the life with our Honorees discovering new fields, learning corporate responsibility and gaining insight as they make strides in their own career paths. Guests are given a brief glimpse of the Shadow Girl and Honoree’s rewarding experiences at the Distinguished Women’s Award Reception during the award presentation. Proceeds from this event are designated for quality mentoring experiences and programming in career exploration opportunities for girls in our community, particularly the 9,000 at-risk girls served by our Council.

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The 35th Annual Distinguished Women Award Event will he held on Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 5:30-8:30pm at the Baltimore Country Club in Roland Park, Maryland.  4712 Club Rd., Baltimore, Maryland 21210.

Registration for this event is $100; the value of services that you are entitled with registration is $60.


2015 Honorees:


Signature Sponsor: $25,000


Ambassador Sponsor: $15,000


Cadette Sponsors: $10,000


Junior Sponsors: $5,000


Brownie Sponsors: $2,500


Daisy Sponsors: $1,000


Each year five Girl Scouts are chosen to be a Shadow Girl to one of the five Distinguished Women’s Award Reception honorees.

Shadow Girls spend a day with an honoree for an up-close look at how she manages her time, staff and family/community responsibilities. It’s a unique one-on-one, hands-on experience from which you can learn from women who are some of the best of their chosen professions.

For more information about the DW Shadow program, contact Berit Killingstad at bkillingstad@gscm.org.

To apply for the Distinguished Women’s Shadow Girl Program download the application form here. Send your completed application form, essay, and photo to bkillingstad@gscm.org or mail it to:

Berit Killingstad
Girl Scouts of Central Maryland
4806 Seton Drive
Baltimore, MD

Applications must be postmarked or e-mailed no later than January 9, 2015. Interviews will be held January 24, 2015 at GSCM’s Urban Program & STEM Center.


Support the silent auction at the Distinguished Women’s Award Reception

Support the Distinguished Women’s Award Reception by donating to our auction. Complete the auction donation form and send it to:

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland
Attention: Berit Killingstad, Major Gifts Officer
4806 Seton Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215

Interested in being a sponsor for the Distinguished Women Award Event?  Please contact Berit Killingstad at bkillingstad@gscm.org or 410.358.9711 ext. 225.

Would you like to nominate someone for the 2016 Distinguished Women Award? Click here!

Click here to to see Honorees and Sponsors for the 2014 Distinguished Women Award Event.


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