Friday, October 16, 2020 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
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Grand Ballroom, Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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Alicia "Lish" Templeton
Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania

2020 Honorary Committee

Honorary Chair

2020 Honorary Chair: Melissa Anderson, Highmark Health

Honorary Committee Members

Lynn Banaszak, Disruptive Health Technology Institute, Carnegie Mellon UniversityA
Barbara Barnes, University of Pittsburgh
Patricia Beeson, University of Pittsburgh
Betsy Benson, Pittsburgh Magazine
Lisa Birmingham, Comcast Keystone Region
Maris Bondi Dauer, UPMC/UPMC Health Plan
Theresa Bone, University of Pittsburgh, Katz School of Business
Maurita Bryant, Allegheny County Police
Jennifer Bullano Ridgley, Pittsburgh Penguins
Andrea Carelli, PNC Bank
Doris Carson Williams, African American Chamber of Commerce of Western PA
Yvonne Cook, Highmark Foundation
Leslie Davis, UPMC/University Of Pittsburgh Schools Of The Health Sciences
Linda DeJulio, Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc.
Sylvia Diez, Institutional Asset Management PNC Financial Group
Jessica Galardini, JRG Advisors
Diane Holder, UPMC Health Plan
Dawn Keezer, Pittsburgh Film Office
Victoria Kush, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Karen Larrimer, PNC Financial Services Company
BJ Leber, Adagio Health
Alexis Miller, Highmark
Ellen Roth, Getting To The Point, Inc.
Catherine Ryan, Reed Smith LLP
Elizabeth Satina, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Tracy Saula, Allegheny Health Network
janera solomon, Fieldwork
Elizabeth Teti, Community Volunteer
Jen Tuscano, Pitt Athletics
Christy Uffelman, Align Leadership, LLC
Bonnie Vankirk, Chatham University
Bethany Wagner, Pitt Athletics
Latasha Wilson-Batch, Best of the Batch Foundation
Penny Zacharias, McGuireWoods LLC

 DATE CHANGE to October 16

Due to growing COVID-19 mitigation concerns, this May 15 event has been rescheduled for Friday, October 16, 2020 (same time, place, & format). We hope this new date will work well for your schedules and we will be sure to communicate updates with you closer to the event date.  We look forward to celebrating our honorees and mission together when we can do so safely!

- Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania


2020 Awards of Distinction Luncheon
benefiting Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania


Friday, October 16, 2020
(changed from May 15, 2020)
Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh

Grand Ballroom, 17th Floor

Registration begins: 10:45 a.m.
Luncheon & Program: 11:30 a.m.

Join us to celebrate excellence in organizational and female leadership and build critical support for Girl Scouting in western Pennsylvania.

Event Tickets

 Private table of 10 - $800
Individual tickets - $80 each

2020 Honorary Chair

Melissa Anderson
Executive Vice President, Chief Auditor, and Compliance Officer, Highmark Health

2020 Women of Distinction

Rhonda Carson Leach | Entrepreneurship
Senior Program Director, The Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, University of Pittsburgh 

 Malesia Dunn | Business & Finance
Executive Director, PPG Foundation

 Carolyn Duronio | Law
General Counsel, Highmark Health

 Joy Flowers Conti | Public Service
U.S. Senior District Judge, United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

 Dawne S. Hickton | STEM
Jacobs Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Critical Mission Solutions

 Dr. Valerie Kinloch | Nonprofit & Education
Renee and Richard Goldman Endowed Dean, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh

 Terese LaVallee | Health Care
Director, Highmark Caring Place

 Sally Wiggin | Communications & Multimedia: 
Retired Anchor/Reporter, WTAE-TV

2020 Corporation of Distinction

Duquesne Light Company

2020 Girl Scout Awards - TBA

Girl Scout of Distinction
Girl Scout Humanitarian


Thank you to our generous event sponsors:
(sponsors listed as of March 19, 2020)






Alco Parking



Buchanan, Ingersoll, & Rooney PC
Maher Duessel
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC
Reed Smith LLP
University of Pittsburgh


Mt. Lebanon Floral


Amplify your brand and work with us to support Girl Scouts.
Join us as a sponsor or place an ad in our program book! 

Sponsorship Levels:
Platinum $20,000
Gold $15,000
Silver $10,000
Bronze $5,000
Supporter $2,000--$4,999

Program Book Ads (Full-color):
Full page $1,500
Half page $1,000
Quarter page $500

Click here for detailed benefits.

Pay online today at gswpa.org/donate

Alicia "Lish" Templeton | atempleton@gswpa.org | 412-594-2207