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Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys

The Girl Scout mission is simple: To build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, we help girls discover, connect, and take action to positively impact their communities.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 10/11/2012
400 Robert Street South
Saint Paul, MN 55107
Phone: (651)227-8835
Fax: (651)227-7533
Other Names Used Girl Scouts River Valleys
EIN 41-0693910
Principal Staff Linda Keene, Chief Executive Officer
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 140
Number of Volunteers 16,952
Number of Clients Served 40,000
Affiliations American Camping Association Accreditation approved Better Business Bureau Accreditation GuideStar Charity Navigator
Tags / Keywords Philanthropy/Voluntarism, Higher Education, Nonprofit Services, Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Libraries, Children & Families
General Information
Board Chair Deb Wilkinson
Number of Board Members 26
Board meetings with quorum 7
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 20.43
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
•The inaugural year of Girl Scouts ConnectZ was a success. Targeting an underserved population of girls from low-income communities and communities of color, we served 4,800 girls with the partnerships of over 100 schools and sites. •Girl Scouts help to identify issues and improve their communities through learning and taking action, including the work of Girl Scouts pursuing Gold Awards. In 2012, 83 River Valleys girls received their Gold Awards. •In recognition of our Centennial year, we have been hosting exceptional events throughout 2012. Over 140,000 Girl Scouts, volunteers and alumnae from across the nation packed the Mall of America on March 10-11 for the Great Girl Gathering. On Saturday, April 21, over 1,100 guests attended the Centennial Awards Gala to celebrate 100 Honorees. Finally, we will host our Centennial Day of Service on October 13th, engaging 54,000 girls, alumnae and friends across our region to help prevent the growth of algae which depletes oxygen in the water. •In the River Valleys service area, we have identified 64,000 alumnae to date. In order to identify more local alumnae and strengthen our ever-growing network of empowering women, we have created the River Valleys Alumnae Association.
Current Goals
1. Increase the number of girls that we reach with our leadership programming. By reaching out to more girls in our service area, more girls, families and communities will benefit from the leadership programming that Girl Scouts provides because it helps girls discover their own potential and self-worth, connect with others and give back to their communities. 2. Increase our infrastructure to support our Girl Scouts ConnectZ program, by focusing on engaging and retaining more volunteers to help deliver the programming. Increase attendance of girls in Girl Scouts ConnectZ. 3. Provide volunteers with the support and materials they need to deliver a fun and easy program that engages and retains girls and leaders while producing measurable outcomes, through recruitment of alumnae, retirees and young adults. 4. Engage corporate sponsors, utilizing their skills and expertise by offering new opportunities for girls through support materials and technology for programs and more.
Community or Constituency Served
Girls in grades K-12
Geographic Area Served
49 counties in western Wisconsin and southern Minnesota
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $12,331,246 80.2%
Management: $1,908,526 12.4%
Fundraising: $1,144,946 7.4%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2011 2010 2009
End of Year: $31,096,758 $31,761,859 $30,602,661
Beginning of Year $31,761,859 $30,602,661 $30,987,670
Difference ($665,101) $1,159,198 ($385,009)
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $31,096,758
Based on information provided on 2009 to 2011
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