Leadership Legacy Luncheon Celebrating 110 years of Girl Scouts

The Connecticut Girl Scouts hold an annual fundraising event on June 8 to honor women of leadership-

Connecticut Girl Scouts invites everyone to celebrate 110 years of Girl Scouts by recognizing remarkable women at its annual Legacy of Leadership luncheon. The three winners exemplify the values ​​of Girl Scouts as leaders in their communities and workplaces who pave the way for all girls to thrive. The fundraising event will take place on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Woodway Country Club in Darien, Connecticut.

“What better way to mark our incredible 110and important step to shine a light on these women who represent what Girl Scouts is all about – leading with compassion and making lasting change in our communities, said Diana Mahoney, Executive Director of Girl Scouts of Connecticut (GSOFCT). “We look forward to joining together to honor all the women and girls who are making a difference and inspiring the next generation of female leaders.”

This year’s winners are:

Judy Frey of Westport – Deeply committed to the mission of Girl Scouting, Judy’s legacy with GSOFCT spans over 30 years. After serving as a troop leader for her daughter’s troop, Judy went on to serve in several volunteer leadership positions, including serving as chair of the Southwestern Council Board of Directors of GSOFCT. Judy has made a significant contribution of her time and resources and is a member of the distinguished Juliette Gordon Lowe Society.

Polly O’Brien Morrow from Stamford – A dedicated changemaker and leader in corporate philanthropy, Polly is currently Senior Program Manager, Global Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy for Pitney Bowes Inc, Vice President of the Pitney Bowes Foundation and also Vice President of the Pitney Bowes Relief Fund. Polly’s passion for community was nurtured by her parents and her own rewarding experience as a Girl Scout and Troop Leader. Polly has dedicated her career of more than 35 years to being the architect of tomorrow’s change.

Jennifer Hubbard by Sandy Crochet – President and Executive Director of the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary. The sanctuary honors the memory of her six-year-old daughter, Catherine, a kind and compassionate animal lover who lost her life at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. To continue her daughter’s compassionate crusade, the Catherine Violet Hubbard Pet Sanctuary has been created – a place where all creatures will know they are safe and the people are kind. Jennifer served as the Daisy Girl Scout Troop Leader for Sandy Hook Elementary School. The troupe included Catherine as well as eleven girls whose lives were also lost. GSOFCT honors Jennifer for the courage, confidence and character she has shown in moving forward through unfathomable grief, creating a place of healing for her family and their community while fulfilling her daughter’s dream.

The lunch includes a silent auction and a program. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet local Gold Award Girl Scouts and learn more about their projects. Tickets are $100 or $1000 for a table of 10.

All proceeds from the Legacy of Leadership Luncheon fundraiser go directly to Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. There are still a variety of sponsorship opportunities available for this massive event. Supporters can also donate auction items and purchase tribute newspaper ads. For tickets, sponsorships and event details, visit Legacy of Leadership.

Photo courtesy of GSOFCT