Honorees with girls

Support Celebrate Leadership 2015 as a Sponsor or Donate an Auction Item Today!

For more information regarding 2015 sponsorships please contact Bradley Wedekind at bwedekind@girlscoutsoc.org or 949.461.8838. Click here to view sponsorship packet.

Click Here if you are interested in donating an auction item for the 2015 celebration or contact Kyra Pelachik at kpelachik@girlscoutsoc.org or 949-461-8825.

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!  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).


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

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



Joann Leatherby


Beacon Point Advisors

Ingram Micro

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

California State University, Fullerton


houseCoopers LLP

Coca-Cola Refreshments

Pacific Symphony

The Trusteeship

Leaders of Tomorrow Underwriter

Judy Posnikoff

Wine and Spirits Underwriter

Wine Warehouse and Blue Ice Vodka

2014 Patrons

VIP Patron


Becky Bailey-Findley & Gary Findley

Vikki Shepp

Ashleigh Aitken & Michael Penn

Cedarlane Natural Foods

Jennifer Williams Peguero

Danielle Arnerich Combs

Hunter Graphix

Young’s Market Company

Event Patron

Angels Baseball

Artyn & Max Gardner

Nancy & Scott Nygren

Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co., LLP

Victoria Collins

Sandra Jackson

Palo Capital, Nella Webster O'Grady & Kevin O’Grady

Community Strategic Advisors, Christine Shingleton

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

Deborah and Richard Polonsky

View More Photos from the 2013 Celebrate Leadership here