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Girl Scouts Receives Contribution from Gensler

San Jacinto Council selected as beneficiary of annual golf tournament

Image of presentation of checkHOUSTON (Oct. 22, 2008) On Saturday, Oct. 11, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) was presented with a check for $15,000 from Gensler as this year’s beneficiary of Gensler’s annual golf tournament. The tournament was held at Wildcat Golf Club, where 32 teams and a record 29 sponsors gathered to have fun and raise money for a good cause. The $15,000 gift to GSSJC surpassed Gensler’s goal to raise $10,000.

GSSJC’s relationship with Gensler began when the the firm was hired to adapt a building located adjacent to Girl Scout headquarters to create much-needed program space and a unified campus off the Southwest Freeway. The Program Place for Girls was the 14,000 square foot "first step" in a master plan designed to create an urban park for the nation's largest Girl Scout Council, 2007 - 2008.

The new building offers a library, video room, performance stage, lounge, café and a retail shop, designed to resemble a stylish boutique girls would typically find at a mall. The building also houses the Goodykoontz Museum of Girl Scout History which features timeline panels and interactive displays, all designed by Gensler. The contemporary finishes, new furniture, open ceilings, and all the fun touches combine to create an inviting and stimulating environment for the girls.

Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 31 offices and over 3,000 professionals. The firm has more than 3,500 active clients in virtually every industry and delivers projects as large as a city and as small as a task light for an individual's desk. Gensler believes in the power of design to positively affect people, organizations and communities on many different levels. Their philosophy centers on redefining what's possible, through design that's inspirational as well as performance-driven, and founded in the specific vision and aspirations of each of their clients.

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.5 million girls and adults. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country serving more than 64,000 girl members and 18,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties.

GSSJC Pluralism Statement
Embracing and promoting pluralism is an integral part of every activity and plan of Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, not disconnected or separate projects. Only individuals willing to accept and be educated about the basic tenet that Girl Scouting is for all girls may serve in volunteer leadership or staff positions.

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