Retired Colonel Jill Morgenthaler was the first woman battalion commander in the 88th Division and the first woman brigade commander in the 84th Division during the first experimental class where the Army tested to see if women could lead men. Among many acheivements, Colonel Morgenthaler ran homeland security for Illinois, spoiled a Soviet plot to kidnap an American satellite engineer in 1980, and faced off with Saddam Hussein. Today, Colonel Morgenthaler is a published author and global speaker on leadership and empowerment.
2019 United We Lead Gala
Saturday, August 17th 2019 - Regency Conference Center, O'Fallon IL
The 2019 United We Lead Gala is the signature charity event of Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois, and supports our mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. This unique gathering will feature speeches from outstanding individuals who have demonstrated excellence in leadership throughout their personal and professional lives. Through their speeches, these honored change-makers will help pave a bright path for our girls to follow. The event will include an address from our featured speaker, Colonel Jill Morgenthaler, a “woman of many firsts.” In addition, this black-tie fundraiser will also include a chef-prepared meal, delectable libations, entertainment by Kim Massie, and a visual presentation of leading Girl Scout alumnae from across the country, who emanate the idea of strong leadership in both the public and private sectors.
We welcome you to participate in this exciting event, to honor the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, to earn about the worldwide impact of our mission-driven programming, and to help us raise $270,000 in funding for our girl-focused programs and college scholarships. Join us now in strengthening each Girl Scout’s path toward a lifetime of empowered leadership! Join us for a night to remember!
For more information about supporting our United We Lead Gala, please see our 2019 Sponsorship Packet! If you have any questions, please contact the Fund Development Team.
Linda Yates firstname.lastname@example.org 800-345-6858
2019 Featured Speaker
2019 United We Lead Gala Committee