FARMINGDALE – Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore will celebrate inspiring community leaders at its Women of Distinction & Community Partners Gala on April 27, from 6 to 10 p.m., at Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingdale.
The annual event will raise support to provide leadership experiences to more than 10,000 Girl Scouts across Monmouth and Ocean counties and ensure that girls in need can access year-round Girl Scout programs.
“Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore is proud to recognize outstanding role models in our community for their strength of character, dedicated community service, emphasis on life-long learning, along with their dedication to fostering self-confidence and leadership skills in others,” said Heather Coburn, Interim Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore.
Honorees at the 2022 gala include:
Women of Distinction
- Heather Barberi – Grunin Foundation
- Tasha Youngblood Brown – Ernst & Young, LLP (EY)
- Dr. Antoinette Clay – Ocean County College
- Martha Delehanty – Commvault
- Jacqueline K. Shea – New Jersey Resources
- L&L Paving Co. Inc. – Frank (Sandy) McIntyre
Man Enough to Be a Girl Scout
- Benjamin L. Waldron – Monmouth-Ocean Development Council
Full biographies for all honorees can be found at jerseyshoregirlscouts.org/en/give/special-events/women-of-distinction.html.
A committee of 34 volunteers led by co-chairs Tom Hayes and Paige Baran are planning this special camp-themed event. Hayes serves as director of consumer and community relations at New Jersey Natural Gas and is a recipient of the Man Enough to be a Girl Scout Award. Baran, honored as a Phenomenal Woman Under 40 in 2017, is an associate at Hiering, Dupignac, Stanzione, Dunn & Beck. Baran, a Girl Scout herself, is the troop leader of Troop #50293 and Girl Scout Mom.
The evening will include a cocktail reception, dinner, music, silent auction and raffle, plus introductions of gala honorees by Girl Scouts who have earned the Gold Award and those on their way to achieving this top Girl Scout honor. Individual gala tickets are $225.
In honor of the 110th Birthday of Girl Scouts, special historical memorabilia will be on display for guests. Tickets, sponsorships and ads for the event journal may be purchased online at gsfun.org.
For more information about opportunities to support the event, including auction donations, contact Valerie Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-785-2090.