Abby Reck Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Phone: 206.709.3400 Email: [email protected]
SEATTLE -- Girl Scouts-Totem Council is on a mission to meet its Happy Campers Capital Campaign goal of $7.7 million by June 2005 in order to secure a $1,000,000 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation capital challenge grant. To date, 65 percent of the funds have been raised, totaling more than $5 million.
The majority of funds raised through the Girl Scouts’ first-ever capital campaign are dedicated toward expanding and improving girls’ access to camping and outdoor education. Funds will be used to upgrade three existing camp properties and infrastructure, in order to serve 2,300 more girls year-round, to launch an eight-week summer day camp utilizing camp property, and the acquisition of a new camp property in the northern counties area for future development.