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Tribute to Faye Fields (President of the Board 2014-2020)


Faye Fields with a few Girl Scouts at a Annual Meeting

Dear Girl Scout Family,

It is with deep sadness that I inform you that Faye Fields, our immediate past Board President, lost her battle with breast cancer on Monday, November 30th.  Faye was an exceptional leader in the Girl Scout community, serving six years as President of the Board and prior to that as our Council’s First Vice President.  She was an indispensable champion of Camp CEO, the Gold Award, the Major Gifts Society and through her passion, helped to bring the outdoors to thousands of girls across our Council.  She was a role model to so many girls being one of the first female African American owners of a major league baseball team, the Washington Nationals.   

When she was not busy with Girl Scouts, Faye was the founding President and CEO of Integrated Resource Technologies, Inc. (IRT), a Virginia-based company that provides intelligence support solutions, security services, and operational support to the Department of Defense and intelligence organizations. 

As a Girl Scout, she remembered marching in July 4th parades in Middletown, Ohio in her full Girl Scout uniform.  A graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in nursing, she also earned a master’s degree in adult psychiatric nursing and completed course work for her Ph.D. in organizational behavior. 

Her husband of 48 years, Ike Fields has asked that condolence cards be sent to: Ike Fields, c/o Office of the CEO, Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital, 4301 Connecticut Ave., NW, M-2, Washington DC 20008.  

He has also asked that donations in Faye’s memory be made to Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital.

We are all better for having known Faye, her positive energy, her wisdom, and her grace.  We will miss her smile every day. 

Here is a short video we created for her retirement from the Board for her last Annual Meeting in April of this year.

 

With deep sympathy,  

Lidia Soto-Harmon
Chief Executive Officer
Girl Scouts Nation's Capital
lsotoharmon@gscnc.org