Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Gift of More Than a Million

Pam Lund, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho announced today that a generous gift of $1.7M was received from Ed Schweitzer, SEL founder and President, and his wife
Beatriz Schweitzer in Pullman, WA.

The donation will fund the building of a new lodge facility at Camp Four Echoes. For 70 years the current Girl Scouts Camp Four Echoes lodge, located on Lake Coeur d’ Alene, has been serving girls, ages 5 to 17. The lodge was originally built by the Spokane Lions Club in 1940 and has had multiple additions in order to continue serving the increasing volume of girls enrolled in Girl Scout camp activities. In addition, the gift supports Girl Scout programs in science, technology, engineering and math to provide young women a lens to see what careers might be available to them in the future. Awesome! Have you ever been to Lake Coeur d’ Alene? It looks beautiful.