Mission accomplished! Successful voyage launches second century of Girl Scouting
Five hundred San Diegans are back from a fantastic, warp-speed voyage. Urban Campout 2012: A Space Odyssey launched September 14 at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. Qualcomm was presenting sponsor for Girl Scouts San Diego’s 15th annual “fun fundraiser for grown-ups,” which netted $300,000 to keep Girl Scouting available and affordable for 31,000 local girls from all walks of life.
Partygoers in space-age and TGIF casual attire celebrated Girl Scouting’s 100th anniversary. They met NASA astronaut Sherwood “Woody” Spring, heard from Mayor Jerry Sanders, got Lost in Space with TV actress June Lockhart (who also starred in the Lassie series), danced to live music by Haute Chile, enjoyed a performance by the Girl Scouts San Diego Glee Chorus, played flight simulator games, and dined under the constellations.
Auction items and opportunity drawing prizes included a Holland America Line cruise; vintage jewelry from Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers; VIP tours of
the U.S. Olympic Training Center, Washington, D.C./Annapolis, and a CSI lab; and excursions to the 2013 Kentucky Derby, Phoenix Open and other national events. Southwest Airlines donated 20 round-trip tickets.
Special thanks go to:
Sponsors and in-kind donors: Presenting Sponsor Qualcomm, plus AT&T, Wells Fargo, Nadine & Carlo Daleo, Ann & Ben Haddad, Issa Family Foundation, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, Merrill Lynch, Union Bank, Barbara & David Groce, University of San Diego, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savich LLP, Tipton Honda, Holland America Line, Karl Strauss, KPBS, Southwest Airlines, The Westgate Hotel. technical producer Steve Redfearn, and auctioneer Mike Hogan.
VIP Table Hosts and underwriters
Emcee: Carol LeBeau, San Diego Chair and Promise Leader for Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary celebration.
Committee: Co-chairs Ann & Ben Haddad, Kimberlee Andrews, Nadine Daleo, Denise Dornfeld, Mary Erlenborn, Tange Gavin, Cheryl Hernandez, Sherri Howard, Shannon Johnson, Barbara Kramer, Anthony Napoli, Paul Nestor, Debbie Rider, Denise Scott, Christina Sharp, Marlene Williams and Patsy Worley.
Honorary Committee: Nina de Burgh and Kathy Issa (co-chairs), Barbara Alderson, Sam Attisha, Sandy Brue & Chris Carstens, David Bialis, Catherine & Phil Blair Marla & Larry Black, Helen Bloomfield, Roseanne & Rick Brooks, Betty & Bill Dennis, Barbara Dickey, Julie & Mitch Dubick, Solveig & Dan Deuprey, Susan & Larry Favrot, Zita & Dick Gardner, Amy & Bill Geppert, Barbara & David Groce, Bryn & Ben Hamson, Tom & Lucy Jackson, Linda & Mel Katz, Cheryl Kendrick, Liz & Mark Leslie, Jan & Wayne Loftus, Anita Norton, Maxine Peoples, Lisa & Rick Richards, Patti Roscoe & Jim Tiffany, Patricia Sinay, and Katie & Dan Sullivan.
Trail Blazer Sponsors
Nadine and Carlo Daleo
Ann and Ben Haddad
Issa Family Foundation
Barbara and David Groce