Celebrate Leadership Event


Nominate a Girl Scout for Celebrate Leadership 2015

Selected Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to share their Girl Scout story with 400+ community leaders, receive professional speaking training and coaching, participate in a professional photo shoot with an OC community leader and more!  Nominations for 2014 are closed, but you can nominate a girl for 2015 using the online Nomination Form (for the nominator), Nominee Form (for the parent/girl) and Reference Form (for two references).  Learn more…


5th Annual Celebrate Leadership: November 7, 2014
Island Hotel, Newport Beach


The Fifth Annual CELEBRATE LEADERSHIP Event hosted over 400 guests and raised critical resources to support Girl Scouts of Orange County & our leadership development programs for more than 22,000 Orange County Girl Scouts and nearly 15,000 dedicated volunteers and adult members who lead them. Support of the event will help provide the necessary resources to serve more Orange County girls through the nation's most successful leadership values and skills development program for girls.

View the Event Program

View the 5th Anniversary Keepsake Calendar

Celebrate Leadership Recognizes Six OC Leaders

Each honoree was matched with a current Orange County Girl Scout through a shared leadership key, linking these leaders of tomorrow with leaders of today. 

Jane Buchan - Managing Director & CEO, Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company
Mildred Garcia - President, California State University Fullerton
Sandra Hutchens - Sheriff-Coroner, OC Sheriff's Department


Lynn Jolliffe - Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Ingram Micro
Joann Leatherby - President, Leatherby Family Foundation
Betty Mower Potalivo - Region President, Northern Trust


Thank you to our 2014 Sponsors and Underwriters


Jane Buchan



Barbara U. Roberts &

Brooke Ann Roberts-Webb

SCE, Celebrate Leadership, Girl Scouts



Joann Leatherby



Beacon Point Advisors
California State University, Fullerton
Coca-Cola Refreshments
Ingram Micro
Pacific Symphony
Pepsi and Frito-Lay
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
The Trusteeship

Leaders of Tomorrow Underwriter

Judy Posnikoff

Wine and Spirits Underwriter

Wine Warehouse and Blue Ice Vodka


2014 Patrons


VIP Patron

Ashleigh Aitken & Michael Penn
Danielle Arnerich Combs
A T & T
Becky Bailey-Findley & Gary Findley
Cedarlane Natural Foods
Hunter Graphix
Irene Kinoshita
Vikki Shepp
Jennifer Williams Peguero
Young’s Market Company

Event Patron

Angels Baseball
Victoria Collins
Community Strategic Advisors, Christine Shingleton
Artyn & Max Gardner
Sandra Jackson
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
Nancy & Scott Nygren
Palo Capital, Nella Webster O'Grady & Kevin O’Grady
Deborah and Richard Polonsky
Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co., LLP


Click Here for more information regarding sponsorships or Vikki Shepp at vshepp@girlscoutsoc.org or 949-461-8817. 

Click Here if you are interested in donating an auction item to the event or contact Kyra Pelachik at kpelachik@girlscoutsoc.org or 949-461-8825.

View More Photos from the 2013 Celebrate Leadership here




Celebrate Leadership, Girl Scouts of Orange County

View photos from Celebrate Leadership 2014

View Step and Repeat photos