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Take the Lead

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What is Take the Lead?

Take the Lead is the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania’s signature fundraising event honoring our community’s most distinguished women whose leadership and professional achievements make the world a better place. Girl Scouts of all ages produce this unique leadership program and develop the skills necessary to become the future leaders of tomorrow. A true highlight of the Girl Scout experience, Take the Lead enables girls to forge long-lasting, valuable mentorships with honorees and connect directly with their community.

Greater Philadelphia

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
5:30-8:30 p.m.

Crystal Tea Room
100 East Penn Square
#9B
Philadelphia, PA 19107
2019 Honorees

Madeline Bell (President & CEO, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)
Carolina DiGiorgio (President & CEO, Congreso de Lantinos Unidos)
Dalila Wilson-Scott (Senior Vice President of Community Impact, Comcast Corporation)
Jami Wintz McKeon (Chair, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP)
2019 Sponsors
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Tickets & Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorship Levels
  • Presenting - $25,000
  • Senior Sponsor - $15,000
  • Cadette Sponsor - $10,000
  • Junior Sponsor - $5,000
  • Brownie Sponsor - $2,500
  • Daisy Sponsor - $1,000
  • Benefactor - $500
  • Patron - $175
Purchase sponsorships and tickets here. 
Past Honorees

Take the Lead Past Honorees

Greater Philadelphia
Event Committee

Take the Lead Philadelphia
Co-Chairs
Dianne Rotwitt – Philanthropist
Kate Shields – CEO, Vault Communications

Vice-Chairs
~Deborah Hassan – Deloitte, Ret. and Chair, Board of Directors
~Kim E. Fraites-Dow – CEO, Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania
*Renee Amoore – The Amoore Group
Katie Bair – Tokio Marine Insurance
~Terri Boyer – Villanova University
*Hon. Blondell Reynolds Brown – Philadelphia City Council
*Rev. Bonnie Camarda – The Salvation Army
Carolina DiGiorgio – Congreso de Latinos Unidos
*Mary K. Dougherty – Nicole Miller
*Ann Thronton Field, Esq. – Gordon & Rees LLP
Clare Freimuth – BB&T
Sharon Hammel – Republic Bank
*Irene Hortsmann Hannan – Faith in the Future
*Rosella Harvey – NorthStar Owners Representation
*Kathy Killian – Philadelphia Phillies
*Rev. Lorina L. Marshall-Blake- Independence Blue Cross
Cathy Engel Menendez, APR – Community Volunteer
~Deborah E. O’Brien – Bank of America
Samantha Pearson – Community Volunteer
Hilary Hannan Saylor – Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
Regina Tracy – Axalta Coating Systems
*Patricia D. Wellenbach – Please Touch Museum
~*Hon. Diane M. Welsh (Ret.) – JAMS
*Lynn Yeakel – Drexel University’s Vision 2020

~ = Board Member
* = Past Honoree

Berks County

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
5:30-8:30 p.m.
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading
701 Penn Street
Reading, PA 19601
2019 Honorees
Carey Babczak (Vice President, Business Services Officer, BB&T)
Laurie Peer (Partner, RKL LLP & President, RKL Wealth Management)
Marilu Rodriguez, Esq (Owner, RB Legal Counsel)
Tracy Schott, MS, MSW (Producer/Writer/Filmmaker, Schott Productions)
  Penske Women's Network (Corporate Champion)
2019 Sponsors
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Tickets & Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorship Levels
  • Presenting - $15,000
  • Cadette Sponsor - $10,000
  • Junior Sponsor - $5,000
  • Brownie Sponsor - $2,500
  • Daisy Sponsor - $1,000
  • Benefactor - $500
  • Patron - $150
Purchase sponsorships and tickets here. 
Past Honorees

Take the Lead Past Honorees

Berks County 
Event Committee

Take the Lead Berks
Co-Chairs
*Karen Marsdale – SVP, Special Programs, Greater Reading Chamber Alliance
*~Toni Miller – Senior Executive VP, Chief Administrative Officer, and Chief Financial Officer, Boscov's

Vice-Chairs
~Deborah Hassan - Deloitte, Ret. and Chair, Board of Directors
~Kim E. Fraites-Dow - CEO, Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania
Nancy Anderson - East Penn Manufacturing Co.
Carey Babczak - BB&T
*Paula Barrett - RKL LLP
Karen Collins - Boscov's Inc.
Mike Duff - Penske Truck Leasing
*Crystal Harris - Reading School District
Sonia Hyneman - Boscov's Inc.
*Mary Lou Kline - Security First Inc.
Jerome Marcus - Community Volunteer
*Sen. Judy Schwank, Pennsylvania Senate
*~Alison Snyder - East Penn Manufacturing

~ = Board Member
* = Past Honoree

Lehigh Valley

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
5:30-8:30 p.m.
ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 18015
2019 Honorees
Ashley Russo (President & Executive Producer, ASR Media Productions)
  Councilwoman Olga Negron (Community Liason, HSGK Law Firm)
  Cecelia Connelly-Weida, Ph.D (Dean of the School of Busness, Education, Legal and Social Services, Lehigh Carbon Community College)
  Sue Drabic (President & CEO, Morningstar Senior Living)
Tickets & Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorship Levels
  • Presenting - $20,000
  • Senior Sponsor - $15,000
  • Cadette Sponsor - $10,000
  • Junior Sponsor - $5,000
  • Brownie Sponsor - $2,500
  • Daisy Sponsor - $1,000
  • Patron - $175
Purchase sponsorships and tickets here. 
Past Honorees

Take the Lead Past Honorees

Lehigh Valley 

 

For more information on sponsor benefits and how YOU can support Take the Lead 2019, please contact us! Call: 215.948.5123 Email: takethelead@gsep.org

 

Girl Participants

Take the Lead is an event for the girls, by the girls. We are excited to have Girl Scouts participate in many ways throughout the night, while also gaining professional development experience and having fun! At this point all girl roles have been filled. The information below about training and rehearsal dates are only for girls who have registered. Check out Spark this summer for info about registering for 2020 Take the Lead!

Roles

Emcee: Grades 10-12
Be a LEADER and grab the mic and take the stage! Narrate the program and get the crowd on its feet. 

Presenter: Grades 10-12
Be a RISK-TAKER by breaking out your notebook and preparing your best questions. Interview a Take the Lead honoree and present her award at the event. 

Campership Auction Lead: Grades 10-12
As an INNOVATOR, share your camp experience with the crowd and help lead a live auction to help send sister Girl Scouts to camp! 

Girl Co-Chairs*: Grades 11-12
Step up and be a LEADER  at Take the Lead! Join the GSEP Take the Lead staff members as you help plan and facilitate Take the Lead training, attend and report on the Girl Experience at two Take the Lead committee meetings, and lend a hand during event day. *Prerequisite: Prior Emcee or Presenter

Chorus Lead: Grades 7-9
Do you have a special interest in music and are you looking for a new leadership role? Warm up those vocal chords and help lead the chorus. 

Girl Photographer: Grades 9-12
Do you have an eye for photography? As a GO-GETTER, you can help us capture all the unforgettable memories (Camera and equipment not provided).

Social Media Girl Expert: Grades 9-12
Have you mastered Instagram and Twitter? We want YOU to be a leader and help us spread the word about Take the Lead. Go behind-the-scenes during the event! 

Color Guard: Grades 4-12
Represent GSEP as a LEADER in this ceremonial tradition to honor and respect the United States flag. Additionally, welcome guests and recognize our amazing sponsors!

Greeter & Usher: Grades 2-8
Show off your Girl Scout hospitality as a GO-GETTER while welcoming and directing guests throughout the event. Additionally, you'll get to recognize our amazing sponsors! 

Raffle & Campership Rover: Grades 2-5
Are you a #CookieBoss? If so, this role is right for you! Be an INNOVATOR  and come up with your best pitch to sell raffle tickets. You'll also engage with the audience during our live campership auction. 

Chorus: Grades 2-8
Be a GO-GETTER and warm up those vocal chords! Join your friends on stage to sing opening and closing songs. Additionally, you'll get to recognize our amazing sponsors! 

SIGN UP HERE

Training & Event Dates

Mark your Calendar!

Take the Lead Berks County

Girl Training* 

  • Saturday, March 2, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. @ Penske
  • SNOWDATE Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. @ Penske
  • *Mandatory for Chorus, Photographer, Social Media, Color Guard, Greeter & Usher, and Raffle Rovers

Rehearsal

  • Sunday, March 24, 9 - 11 a.m. @ DoubleTree Hotel, Reading

Event

  • Wednesday, April 3 @ DoubleTree Hotel, Reading

Take the Lead Lehigh Valley

Girl Training* 

  • Saturday, March 30, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. @ PPL Walbert, Allentown
  • SNOWDATE Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. @ PPL Walbert, Allentown
  • *Mandatory for Chorus, Photographer, Social Media, Color Guard, Greeter & Usher, and Raffle Rovers

Rehearsal

  • Sunday, April 28, TBD @ ArtsQuest Center at Steelstacks

Event

  • Tuesday, April 30 @ ArtsQuests Center at Steelstacks

All girls MUST participate as indicated above in their event's training AND rehearsal prior to their selected Take the Lead event! If you cannot participate in your event's training date, please email takethelead@gsep.org to sign up for training at another location. No shows will be removed from the program and girl transfers will not be permitted.