Portland, September 16, 2015. Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington honored Judge Adrienne Nelson and Peggy Maguire with the 2015 Marie Lamfrom Women of Distinction Award for their distinguished service, excellence in leadership and important contributions as role models for girls. Honored guests also pictured above include: Karen Hill – CEO, Girl Scouts OSW; Gert Boyle – Chairman of the Board, Columbia Sportswear Company; Eva Labby – Board Member, Girl Scouts OSW; Peggy Maguire – Senior VP, Corporate Accountability and Chief of Staff, Cambia Health Solutions; Judge Adrienne Nelson – Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge; Mary Shaver – President, Anchorage Launch Service; Barbara Alberty – Retired Educator; Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, Former Governor of Oregon Barbara Roberts.
Russ Lewis and Sally Ramirez of KGW emceed the event, with more than 460 Girl Scout alumnae and community supporters in attendance. The event raised over $135,000 to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and enhance programs in financial literacy, healthy living, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), and outdoor skills for nearly 15,000 girls throughout Oregon and SW Washington.
A testament to the value of investing in girls’ leadership, Girl Scout Gold Award recipient Varsha Kalavar shared her experience in the leadership program. “Girl Scouts taught me to lead with promise and honesty, igniting change through actions,” Varsha said. “As a leader I want to embolden the people around me through my actions so they also are inspired to help better the world.”
The event’s success was bolstered by a $25,000 Challenge Grant generously given by Wells Fargo. The match was met and exceeded thanks to the incredible support of alumnae and community. The event’s Gold Sponsors included Cambia Health Solutions, Portlandia Club, Inc., and The Standard, and Silver Sponsors included Brown & Brown Northwest Insurance, Ferguson Wellsman Capital Management, and Garrett Hemann Robertson P.C.
The 2016 Marie Lamfrom Women of Distinction Luncheon is planned for September 14, 2016 at the Hilton Hotel in Portland. For more information, or to express interest in sponsoring the 2016 event, contact Shannon Spencer at [email protected] or call 503-977-6843.