What makes an event special?
GSWPA has many great events. On this page, we provide a look at upcoming events, as well as event recaps, that honor the spirit of the Girl Scout movement and where proceeds ensure the future leadership of girls.
Supporting special events as a guest or sponsor helps our council grow Girl Scouting in our community.
2013 Special Events
Erie Awards of Distinction Luncheon
Thursday, August 8, 2013
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Bayfront Convention Center
1 Sassafras Pier, Erie, PA 16507
Honorary Chair: Colleen Stumpf, Quinn Law Firm
2013 Committee Members: Krisiti Bailey, Bethany Brun, Michaele Carney, Jody Farrell, Colleen Moore Mezler and Jenny Poff.
Woman of Distinction: Heather Cass, Founder and race director of the Her Times 5K
Girl Scout Troop of Distinction: Troop 30418 led by Jodi Sando
Corporation of Distinction: GE Transportation
The Erie Awards of Distinction is an excellent luncheon for women and girls to gather in the spirit of Girl Scouting. In its fifth year, 2013 Awards will be presented to an outstanding organization, Girl Scout Troop and woman for their efforts.
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Thank you to our Sponsors (in order of financial commitment): GEICO, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, UPMC Health Plan, United States Steel Corporation
Johnstown Awards of Distinction Dinner
Monday, April 22, 2013
Sunnehanna Country Club
1000 Sunnehanna Drive, Johnstown, PA 15905
Honorary Chair: Mrs. Joyce Murtha
Event Chair: David Davis, Enterprise Ventures Corporation
Community Service Award Recipient: Christine Cox, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
2013 Keynote Speaker: Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, Ohio’s Ninth Congressional District,
longest serving woman Member of the House of Representatives and a former Girl Scout.
Celebrating its 36th year, the Johnstown Dinner has honored countless men and women from the Johnstown area for their efforts in the community and hosted outstanding public keynote speakers who have inspired and captivated attendees at this annual event.
Thank you to our 2013 sponsors (in order of financial commitment): GEICO, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, Kongsberg Protech System, Conemaugh Health System, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Lockheed Martin, AmeriServ Financial,JWF Industries, Martin Baker, UPMC Health Plan, Whalley Charitable Trust, 1st Summit Bank, Forever Broadcasting, Laurel Auto, Lauren Holdings, Inc., Saint Francis University, Somerset Trust, U.S. Steel, Windber Research Institute
Awards of Distinction Pittsburgh
Presenting Sponsor: Eden Hall Foundation
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
510 Market Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Each year Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania selects women, girls and a corporation for their outstanding service and leadership to the Pittsburgh Community. We are proud to honor the following as part of the 2013 Awards of Distinction:
Arts: Sarah Tambucci, Arts Education Collaborative
Business: Karen Larrimer, PNC Bank
Community: Anne Lewis, Oxford Development
Education: Phyllis Comer, State Commissioner for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Government: Judge Donna Jo McDaniel, Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas
Health Care: Tami Minnier, UPMC Center for Quality, Safety, & Innovation
Law: Margaret Joy, McCarthy McDonald Schulberg & Joy
Technology: Diane Watson, Bayer Corporation
Honorary Chair: Agnus Berenato, University of Pittsburgh's Women's Basketball Head Coach
Corporation of Distinction: PPG Industries
Girl Scout Humanitarian Award: Tiffany Trunk, Peters Township High School
Girl of Distinction: Jocelyn Perry, West Allegheny High School
Event Emcee: Sarah Arbogast, KDKA News
Event Committee Members: Dr. Barbara Barnes, UPMC, Maris Bondi, UPMC Health Plan, Carla Barricella, Jewish Healthcare Foundation, Christina Brussalis, The Hill Group, Phyllis Comer, PA Department of Education, Jessica Galardini, JRG Advisors, Nicole King, EQT,Linda Nakama, FedEx Ground, Elizabeth Satina PNC Bank, Jennifer Susco, UBS
Thank you to our 2013 sponsors (in order of financial commitment): Eden Hall Foundation, UPMC Health Plan & UPMC, BNY Mellon, FedEx Ground, Jewish Healthcare Foundation, Macys, PNC Bank, PPG Industries, Pittsburgh Business Times, University of Pittsburgh, Wells Fargo, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, JRG Advisors, Mutual of America, Point Park University, Pittsburgh Magazine, United States Steel Corporation.
Girl Scholarships: UPMC Center for Inclusion
Printing Sponsor: Knepper Press
Media Sponsors: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pop City