Her Future is Our Future Campaign

There is no greater investment than in the next generation

There is no greater investment than in the next generation. Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri develops and delivers relevant programs that help girls build the skills they will use to lead in their homes, our workplaces and our communities. GSEM’s $50 million Her Future is Our Future Campaign will help ensure that every girl in the eastern Missouri region has an opportunity to participate in Girl Scouts. Click HERE to read the full case for support.

Campaign Update

We are thrilled to share that Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri has raised $50 million in support of the Her Future is Our Future Comprehensive Campaign!

We are excited about all that this campaign is making possible for our girls – capital improvements at our three camp properties; continuation and expansion of current programming as well as innovative new programming; scholarship assistance so that every girl has access to the Girl Scout leadership experience; and a significant investment in our endowment ensuring that Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri will be serving girls in our region for generations to come!

THANK YOU to everyone who has supported this campaign with time, talent and treasure! We are forever grateful for your investment.

Nance Frost “Dreaming Green” Challenge Match Extended

We are extremely grateful to long-time Girl Scout supporter, Nance Frost, whose $2.5 Million “Dreaming Green” Challenge Match was instrumental in getting us to the Girl Scout green finish line. Nance has generously agreed to extend her challenge match and all new gifts and pledges (up to $500,000) made in support of the campaign through December 31, 2022 will be MATCHED dollar for dollar to put a big green Girl Scout bow on this already amazing gift for our girls!

The Bonnie B. Endowment Fund

After more than a decade, Bonnie Barczykowski, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, has announced she will leave Girl Scouts in January 2023.

Since joining Girl Scouts in 2012, Bonnie has helped expand membership opportunities for girls across the region, transform program experiences and engage community partners—all to match the dreams and ambitions of girls with the resources they need to be successful.

To celebrate Bonnie’s incredible legacy at GSEM, we are pleased to announce the establishment of the Bonnie B. Endowment Fund as part of the Her Future is Our Future campaign. This permanently restricted fund will help ensure that GSEM will be serving girls in our region for generations to come. We invite the community to join us in honoring Bonnie’s decade of leadership with a gift to the Bonnie B. Endowment Fund. As part of the campaign, all gifts and pledges (up to $500,000) will be generously matched by the Nance Frost “Dreaming Green” Challenge Match.

Make your Mark at Camp with Exciting Donor Recognition Opportunities

To celebrate your support of this one-of-a-kind campaign, a number of recognition opportunities are available at a variety of giving levels.

NEW Recognition Opportunities for troops, neighborhoods and districts NOW AVAILABLE

A Message from Campaign Chair, Jo Ann Taylor Kindle

Jo Ann Taylor Kindle
Campaign Chair

“Girl Scouts is dedicated to building our future leaders. Together we can match the dreams and ambitions of girls with the resources they need to be successful. The time is now!”

Our Committee

Patty Arnold
Beth Bender
Cathy Berges*
Carolyn Kindle
Kimmy Brauer
Cynthia Brinkley
Christine Chadwick

Laura Ellenhorn
Lelia J. Farr
Alison Ferring
June McAllister Fowler
Laurna C. Godwin
Lisa Hawkins
Cynthia G. Heath

Ali Kindle Hogan
Jan Holloway
Elizabeth Mannen Berges
Sue McCollum
Kim McCurdy
Traci O’Bryan
Kathy Osborn

Penny Pennington
Kitty Ratcliffe
Annie Schlafly
Suzanne Sitherwood
Diane Sullivan
Mimi Twardowski

* Dearly Missed; Never Forgotten

Our Supporters

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri invites you to help build the pipeline for the future by joining the Circle of Friends. With your commitment, you are helping to create the next generation of female leaders. The option to spread payments over several years makes it more affordable to make a difference in the lives of girls.

Together, we will build girls with courage, confidence and character who will become leaders of tomorrow. Our collective future depends on it.

Capital Projects:

$10 Million
Constructing 21st century tech-friendly and accessible facilities that provide hands-on, experiential learning opportunities.

Program Support:

$6.5 Million
Bringing unrivaled innovation, creativity, and growth to programming for all girls.


$3.5 Million
Expanding opportunities so that no girl is turned away, regardless of family resources.


$30 Million
Securing a healthy endowment will provide resiliency and stability for programs that have a proven impact on girls’ lives.

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