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Girl Scouts Honors 2016 Women of Distinction


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Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, Girl Scouts of Colorado honored the 2016 Women of Distinction during the Thin Mint Dinner at the Denver Marriott Tech Center. The 2016 Women of Distinction for the Denver metro-area are:

  1. Rose Andom, President and CEO Rosmik, Inc. and Chair, The Rose Andom Charitable Foundation

  2. Nikki Cady, Founder, Heart and Hand Center for Youth and Families

  3. Stephanie Donner, Chief Legal and People Officer, Galvanize

  4. Kim Easton, CEO, Urban Peak

  5. Jena Hausmann, President and CEO, Children’s Hospital Colorado

  6. Gloria Higgins, President, Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC)

  7. Brook Kramer, Vice President and Relationship Manager, First Western Trust

  8. Christine Marquez-Hudson, President and CEO, The Denver Foundation

  9. Mary Noonan, Board Trustee, Delta Dental of Colorado, Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation and the Center for Women’s Health Research at CU Anschutz Medical Campus

  10. Cheryl Ruiz-Lucero, Director, Capital Campaigns and Major Gifts, Denver Health Foundation


A group of nearly 500 gathered at the event, which was chaired by Women of Distinction Jandel Allen-Davis, VP Kaiser Permanente Colorado Region, and Kristin Richardson, Philanthropist and Community Volunteer. The honorees were selected by a committee of their peers led by Selection Chair Gin Butler, Woman of Distinction ‘03. They are shining examples of corporate, civic and philanthropic leadership and serve as role models for our female leaders of tomorrow.

The evening’s keynote speaker was Girl Scout Gold Award recipient Sarah Greichen, Girl Scouts of the USA National Young Woman of Distinction and recipient of Stephanie A. Foote Leadership Prize for Gold Award Excellence.

Since 1997 Girl Scouts of Colorado has recognized 426 Denver-area women with this honor. More than $2 million has been raised in 19 years by Women of Distinction for Girl Scout programs.

Silver Presenting Sponsors include Lockheed Martin and Kristin Richardson. The Bronze Presenting Sponsor was Colorado Business Bank.

For more information on the Girl Scouts Women of Distinction program, visit our website.

To see photos from the event, go to our Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gscolorado/sets/72157675319733466

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