Thank you to all who attended the 6th
Annual Emerald Awards hosted on February 23, 2019, at the Beach
Club, Palm Beach. With 190 guests, the evening was a celebration of
six amazing Palm Beach County women who embody leadership and serve
as role models for young women in our community.
Congratulations to our honorees:
Pamela M. Rauch: Go-Getter Award
Tara McCoy : Innovator Award
Ava L. Parker, J.D.
: Leader Award
In addition, Girl Scouts of Southeast
Florida honored Dari Bowman with the Lifetime Achievement
Award for Philanthropy and Valerie Fiordilino Maslow, PA-C
with the Young Philanthropist Award. These special recognitions
honor their extensive philanthropic efforts throughout our community.
Featured from left: 2019 Emerald Awards Honorees Tara McCoy, Lisa
Interlandi, Dari Bowman, Valerie Fiordilino Maslow PA-C, Ava
L.Parker J.D., and Pamela M. Rauch.
Each of the six
honorees embodies the characteristics of a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter,
Innovator, Risk-taker, and Leader)TM, and join GSSEF in
the mission to give girls the vision and voice to command their
future, engage their communities, and inspire others.
Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida
raised over $135,000 which will be reinvested into programs that
develop leadership and skills that will build girls of courage,
confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Many of
the generous donors funded equipment and projects that will enhance
the outdoor experiences for Girl Scouts in our area.
The Emerald Award Honorary Event
Chairs were Suzi Goldsmith, Donna Mulholland, Lois Pope, Judi
Richards (in memoriam), and Julie Rudolph. Our Host Committee
included Sarah Emmett, Terry Gearing, Sarah Kudisch, Amber
O’Sullivan, Virginia Spencer, MaryAnn Stetson and Ofelia Utset. Our
Event Chair was Tami Donnally.
GSSEF would like to thank our
generous sponsors of this event:
Major Sponsors: Champion Solutions Group, Duffy’s
Foundation, Publix Super Markets Charities
Lois Pope (Go-Getter Award),
Florida Power & Light (Innovator Award), Greenspoon Marder,
LLP (Risk-Taker Award), UBS Financial Services (Leader
Good Samaritan Medical Center, La
Croix Sparkling Water, Inc., PNC
Carpenter Contractors of America,
Greenacres Christian Academy, Illustrated Properties Charities,
Inc., The Law Offices of David Ben Israel, Inc., Linda Strutt
Consulting, Inc., Palm Beach Outlets, Judi and Jay Richards,
Seacoast Bank, Virginia and Perry Spencer