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Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation Invests in the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio

Cincinnati, OH—Thanks to financial support from the Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation, approximately 2,900 economically disadvantaged girls from Hamilton and Butler counties will have the opportunity to participate in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience though afterschool community outreach programs; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) activities; and the Camp For Every Girl initiative.

Community outreach programs and the Camp for Every Girl initiative are offered in partnership with local schools, nonprofit organizations, corporations, and universities. The purpose of these programs is to provide girls from low-income and at-risk backgrounds the opportunity to participate in Girl Scouting. While enrolled in these programs, participating girls will attend summer camp, build robots, learn about financial literacy, participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, make new friends, and gain useful skills that range from money management to introductory mechanical engineering. Thanks to generous donors, the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio is able to offer financial assistance, camp scholarships, and free activities to all eligible girls, regardless of their background or their parents’ ability to pay.

"We are thankful to the Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation for making it possible for Girl Scouts of Western Ohio to serve girls in underserved communities throughout the greater Cincinnati area," said Roni Luckenbill, CEO of Girl Scouts of Western Ohio. "Thanks to your generous donation, these girls will have a chance to participate in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience through Girl Scout camp and in school opportunities."

Community agencies partnering with the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio on this program include Cincinnati Public Schools, Middletown City Schools, the West End YMCA, the Findlay Street Boys and Girls Club, and more. Funding partners include the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, the Charles Dater Foundation, the Louis and Louise Nippert Foundation, the Ohio National Foundation, the Frances R. Luther Charitable Trust, the CSX Corporation, and the Kinder Morgan Foundation.