Gala Committee Co-Chairs
“Becoming a Girl Guide in England was very important to me. It helped instill confidence. Girl Scouts here offers that same opportunity to New York City girls – particularly important for our girls from underserved communities.”
I have eight rescue sheep. When my troops met in person, they were able to complete their Fibers and Farming badge.
“Girl Scouts is generational for me. My mother was my troop leader in San Francisco and I have been a troop leader to both my daughters in Brooklyn. I consider it an honor to have been involved as a troop leader for the past 12 years and watch all six of my 12th grade Girl Scouts achieve their Gold Awards together. I also consider it a responsibility to continue to provide my time supporting all young women find their voice and their purpose as they grow to be impactful leaders.”
I hold a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.
“I firmly believe in the power of self-efficacy and leadership development, which is why I, despite not having the opportunity to be a Girl Scout myself, support the organization. As a woman of color and a mom to two young girls, I know first-hand the impact of organizations like Girl Scouts. Much of my time and energy has been devoted to efforts that create access and opportunity for underrepresented communities.”
I built a computer with my mom in the 5th grade.
Stacy Blain, Ph.D.
I earned every GS badge when I was a junior GS myself, but loved the science ones the best.
If I could make anything happen for girls, aside from Girl Scouting, I would ensure that each girl has a shelf filled with books that match her interest level and reading level.
I was a Brownie and Girl Scout. My Mom was my Brownie Troop Leader. I still have my uniform — and my mother’s Girl Scout uniform, ca. 1936!
Lynda Davey has been a member of Girl Scouts of Greater New York’s Board of Directors for more than a decade!
I’ve been a Girl Scout since I was a Daisy and earned my Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards.
Jodi Della Femina Kim
I absolutely love being a full time mom to kids and dogs, entertaining, cooking, taking craft cocktail classes (the zoom variety has been an awesome silver lining to our Covid experience), and playing bartender. I’m a writer and have written a cookbook, a novel where the main character is a chef, and I’m currently working on a food memoir.
I was a Girl Scout in Richmond Hill, Queens, and for many years held the troop record for most boxes of cookies sold.
My sisters and I always competed to see who could sell the most cookies. Cookie season was our favorite time of year.
I was the Council’s 2012 Future Woman of Distinction! Being a LAB Co-Chair is a particularly special full circle moment for me because I get to give back to a community that made me the person I am today.