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Invest in Girls!


At Girl Scouts, we believe that when girls succeed,  society succeeds. Girl Scouts provide a safe space for girls to try new things, develop a range of skills, take on leadership roles, and have fun. These girls are building a better world for all of us!

You help ensure that we can continue our mission: to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. An investment in Girl Scouting is broader than a cause or a cure. It is a commitment to the next generation of self-sufficient and capable women.

Our Council accepts cash, checks, credit cards, or gifts of stock. Checks should be made out to Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital. Please send with your donation to Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital, Attention: Development, 4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008

Make a difference today! 100% of every dollar donated stays with our Council to support our local Girl Scouts.

There are so many ways to support Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital. Choose the ones that are right for you:

Friendship Circle Monthly Giving Matching Gifts/Volunteer Grants
President's Circle Major Gifts Society
Gifts of Stock Planned Gifts
Car Donations Hersheypark
Amazon Smile United Way and CFC
The Nationals Women of Distinction

Give monthly and be a part of a group of dedicated donors providing steady funding for Girl Scout programs year round. A minimum monthly gift of $5 quickly turns into $60 a year. With the Friendship Circle, you can be a part of the President’s Circle for $84 a month. To sign up, visit our donate page and select "I wish to join the Friendship Circle: charge the above amount monthly!"


Do you know if your company matches gift or donates to your Girl Scout volunteer hours? Find out here. If your company’s information did not appear, your employer may still have a matching gifts program. Please contact your HR department to find out if your gift can be matched.

If you are giving to Girl Scouts through your work’s payroll, please let us know so that we can celebrate and thank you for your gift.

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Donor's who give at the $1,000 level or higher are invited to attend the President's Circle Dinner. In 2020, the President's Circle Dinner will be held at the Renaissance Hotel, in Washington, DC on Friday, March 6, 2020. We look forward to seeing you there.

Former Officers’ Awardees

Officers’ Awardee

Lynne Seibert-Steptoe, her husband Philip Steptoe, and Lynne’s mother Eva Woolridge

Mary Gay Sprague
UPS (Laura Lane & Sheryl Bonilla)

Bill Brandt

Women’s Advisory Board (WAB)

Jan Verhage

Pepco (25 years of giving to the Council)
Dove (Rock the Mall)

Artis Hampshire-Cowan (Howard University)
Kathleen Matthews (Marriott)

Three corporate donors:
•Booz Allen Hamilton (make the connection)
•CareFirst (growing strong program)
•Capital One (capital currency program)

Four property heroines:
•Barbara Ostrom (unit at Coles Trip)
•Sandy Moore (managing camp construction)
•Sara Phillips and Barbara Sutton (learning trail at Potomac Woods)

Mitsubishi Electric Foundation (inclusion initiative - $150,000)

Sara and Lawrence Phillips ($250,000 – support of Gold Award Scholarships)

Robert J. Flanagan
Marie C. Johns
Barbara Krumseik

John Buckley and the Firm of Williams and Connolly

William G. Bayers and Little Brownie Bakers

Pat McGuire and Trinity College

Equals Three Communications

Alex Orfinger and Washington Business Journal

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

Pat Henrigues, Management Alternatives


 Major Gifts Society

Thank you for your interest in the Councils’ Major Gifts Society. An updated webpage is under construction!  For current information or to schedule a time to meet with our Major Gifts Officer, Alexandra Neal, please call 202.534.3796 or


 Gifts of Stock

Gifts of appreciated stock or securities can provide you with the opportunity to make a substantial gift to our Council, avoid capital gains taxes and use the gift as a charitable tax donation. Here are the simple steps to transferring appreciated stock and securities to the Council. 


Leave a legacy of Girl Scouting by including the Council in your estate plans for $10,000 or more. Join the Juliette Low Legacy Society today with a bequest, gift of stock, life insurance, or charitable trust. 


Do you have an old or unwanted vehicle? You can donate it to Girl Scouts in support of SHARE – our annual giving campaign. If you're interested in donating your car visit this website.


The next Girl Scout Day at the National's will be August 19, 2018. Check our website in the Events List for more details.


Enjoy a special Girl Scout Day at Hershey Park, October 6, 2018. The park will be closed to the public, parking is free and there is a limited edition patch for Girl Scouts. Purchase tickets here and use promo code 42681. More information will be posted on our website in the Events section.


Support Girl Scouts while you shop! Make sure to designate the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital through AmazonSmile. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to our Council. AmazonSmile has the same products, same prices, and same service as the Amazon you know. Just make sure to start shopping through Amazon Smile in order to give to our Council today!


 United Way and CFC

Many employers offer workplace giving through United Way. If each year you choose this method to support our Council, please let us know so that we can recognize and thank you accordingly!
United Way of Nation’s Capital code is 8107.
CFC Campaign code is 47830.  


 Women of Distinction - Eastern Panhandle Area 

Congratulations to the 2018 Women of Distinction from the Eastern Panhandle. Read more here.

    Nomination Packet 


Contact the Development department for customized options or questions.

Betsy Thurston Director of Development 202-274-3330
Marcelle DeCuir Corporate and
Foundation Officer
Alexandra Neal Major Gifts Officer 202-534-3796
Cecilia Woolard Development Coordinator 202.274.3317
Kayla Eaton Annual Giving Specialist 202-534-3785

Tell us about your gift! Once you have chosen the best way for you to join, please fill out this membership form and submit via email or mail to Alexandra Neal, Major Gifts Officer, 202-534-3796 or