Happy 5th Anniversary, Stephanie Foote - Girl Scouts of Colorado President & CEO
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
On May 1, 2012, Stephanie Foote, became the President and CEO of Girl Scouts of Colorado (GSCO). Previously from 2007 to 2012, she served as Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Chair of the Board of Directors during the challenging aftermath of a national realignment of Girl Scout councils.
Stephanie Foote’s government and business background and connections have contributed to the organization’s rise to a top-performing Girl Scout council in the nation. Under her leadership, Girl Scouts of Colorado has invested in technology, downsized office space to more efficiently use resources, elevated programming for older Girl Scouts, is seeing an end to the trend of declining membership and is in the best fiscal shape the organization has seen since the 2007 realignment.
She is responsible for oversight of $28 million in assets, including several camps and lodges, leased office space across the state and a retail shop. In partnership with her executive leadership team, she manages an annual operating budget of more than $12 million and statewide staff of more than 100 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees who support 23,000 girls and 10,000 volunteers in 56 counties in Colorado.
Under her leadership, Girl Scouts of Colorado has made savvy financial decisions to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization and place GSCO on strong fiscal ground. Stephanie models business leadership for Girl Scouts, helping to establish an Endowment Fund at Rose Community Foundation to maximize the return on this organization’s investments and support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience statewide. In 2015, she established the Stephanie A. Foote Leadership Prize, which is awarded annually to a Girl Scout who has completed her Gold Award in the current year and whose project is selected by an independent panel as an exceptional example of impact through leadership.