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Girl Scout Famous Formers

Famous Formers Luncheon

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Thursday, September 23, 2021
Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club - 1052 Cardinal Rd, Virginia Beach
Registration opens at 11 a.m. 
Luncheon is 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m

Each year, Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast (GSCCC) honors Girl Scout alum, women in the community who were Girl Scouts as girls, and who have distinguished themselves as outstanding role models for girls and women through their professional and volunteer achievements. All honorees are women living in southeastern Virginia or northeastern North Carolina. In addition to Famous Former honorees, there is a category for a Future Famous Former as well. 

2020 Famous Former Honorees:

  • Holly Deal, Lieutenant Commander of Coast Guard Finance Center, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Cathy Fox, Business Operations Manager, The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium
  • Suzanne Garcia, President/CEO, SeaHill Spa at the Cavalier
  • Dawn Peters, Associate Planner, Lincoln Financial Advisors
  • Janet Roach, Anchor/ Reporter, 13NewsNow
  • Dr. Michelle W. Woodhouse, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer, Tidewater Community College

Future Famous Former: Sarah Noffsinger, Resource Coordinator with VA COPES

Dr. Barbara Blake Gonzalez

We are pleased to have Dr. Barbara Blake Gonzalez from Old Dominion University as our Keynote Speaker. Dr. Blake was the first women to present as part of the State of the Region and presented her research on the wage gap that exist for women in Hampton Roads. She is also the mother of a Gold Award Girl Scout!

Buy your ticket for this event that recognizes women leaders in our community and celebrates the ongoing mission of Girl Scouts - to help build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

Corporate G.I.R.L. Champion of the Year Award

This honor is awarded to a company that continues to offer to their employees and community exposure to the Girl Scouts’ four pillars: Outdoors, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Living Skills and Entrepreneurship. Like every Girl Scout, the Corporate Champion must be diverse in how it is making the world a better place.

The Corporate G.I.R.L. Champion of the Year honoree has made efforts:

  • to better the environment of the community around them
  • towards gender parity in STEM fields (does not need to be a STEM focused company to qualify)
  • to provide their employees learning, training and education opportunities to continue to hone employee’s skills
  • to recruit and retain women in leadership roles

We are proud to announce that the 2020 Corporate G.I.R.L. Champion of the Year is United Way of South Hampton Roads! Michele Anderson, President and CEO, will be accepting the award on behalf of the organization during the Famous Formers Luncheon.

Interested in sponsoring our 2020 Famous Formers Luncheon? Check out our 2021 Sponsorship Packet for more information. Interested in parterning with Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast for this event?
Contact the Philanthropy Department.

Presenting Sponsor


Senior Sponsor

VIP Sponsor

Strategic Solutions - Tricia Hudson

Table Sponsors

Amy Coyne • Seahill Spa at the Cavalier • Palmer & Cay
United Way of South Hampton Roads
The Adventure Park of Virginia Aquarium • Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer, P.C.
Jeff Thomas • Dawn Peters
Barbara Tierney and Marisa Porto
 Tidewater Community College


Newport News Shipbuilding

Media Sponsors

  • WHRO Public Media
  • Virginia Media
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
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  • 13News Now Logo_2017_Master
More Information

For questions email or call 757-548-3809.