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Friday, May 16, 2014

Welcome Reception & Registration
11:30 a.m.

Lunch & Program

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Omni William Penn
530 William Penn Place
17th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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Honorary Chair
Ellen A. Roth, PhD
Getting to the Point, Inc.

Honorary Committee Members
Ritchie Battle
Tracy Certo
Linda Dickerson
Ann Dugan
University of Pittsburgh
Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD
Jewish Healthcare Foundation
Hilda Pang Fu
Sylvia V. Hill-Fields
Eden Hall Foundation
Elsie Hillman
Elsie H. Hillman Foundation
Diane P. Holder
UPMC Health Plan
Margaret P. Joy
McCarthy McDonald Schulberg & Joy
Anne Lewis
Oxford Development Company
Catherine Loevner
Catherine and Mark H. Loevner Family Foundation
Aradhna M. Oliphant
Leadership Pittsburgh Inc.
Peggy Morrison Outon
Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management
Valerie McDonald Roberts
Mayor's Office
Jeannette E. South-Paul, MD

Event Committee Members
Dr. Barbara Barnes
Maris Bondi
UPMC Health Plan
Carla Barricella
Jewish Healthcare Foundation
Christina Brussalis
The Hill Group
Phyllis Comer
PA Department of Education Commissioner
Sylvia Diez
PNC Bank
Jessica Galardini
JRG Advisors
Nicole King
Jennifer Susco











The Awards of Distinction Luncheon recognizes eight outstanding professional women, two impressive high school students and a Girl Scout community-champion corporation.  Proceeds of this premier event support Girl Scouts’ mission to develop courage, confidence and character in girls and to inspire the next generation of young women to become the leaders of tomorrow. 

The 2014 Awards of Distinction Event recognizes outstanding women and girls from the community for their efforts in the following categories:

2014 Women of Distinction
Arts & Education: 
Marilyn Michalka Egan, PhD, Pittsburgh Opera
Swin Cash, Pittsburgh Native, WNBBA Player- Chicago Sky
Susan Baker Shipley, Huntington Bank
Community & Non-Profit:
Patricia Siger, United Way of Allegheny County
Entrepreneur & Small Business:
Lani Lazzari, Simple Sugars
Government & Law:
Patricia Dodge, Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP
Health Care:
Candi Castleberry-Singleton, UPMC Center for Inclusion
Technology & Communication:
Patricia Rote, Robotics Institute, Canegie Mellon University

2014 Corporation of Distinction
Girl Scout of Distinction Award
Laura Sosovika, Sophomore, North Allegheny High School
Girl Scout of Humanitarian Award
Veronica Brueggman, Senior, South Park High School



Reserve and Pay for Parking at Mellon Square Garage
Girl Scouts is able to provide the any event guest the option of reserving a pre-paying for parking. This can be done online during the registration process or in attached reply card. Spaces will only be held for those who pre-pay online or via reply card.

Rate: $20
Mellon Square Garage
(across from Omni William Penn Hotel)
529-540 Smithfield St.
*Please note this garage has a 6-foot clearance.

Pre-paid guests will recieve a parking voucher which must be presented to the garage attendant. Each pre-paid guest will exchange the garage-entry ticket for a garage-exit ticket at the Awards of Distinction event registration table.

Additional Parking Options
If you choose not to pre-pay, there are other options for nearby parking downtown.  These include:

Oliver Garage/Piatt Place
301 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Grant Street Transportation Center
55 11th St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

ParkPGH is a very useful app available through iPhone, web, and text messaging and call-in service. It provides real-time information about parking availability in all Cultural District garages, calculating the number of available spaces every 30 seconds. Learn more


2014 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor:


*2014 Sponsorships are now available. Sponsors listed are as of March 14, 2014
Please contact Allison Burns at for information.

Contact: Allison Burns - Girls Scouts Western Pennsylvania - 412-594-2210