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United We Lead Virtual Gala: Together From a Distance

Thank you for your generosity & support! We are excited to announce that we were able to reach our goal of $75,000 to support Girl Scouting in Southern Illinois. We could not have done it without you! 

If you were unable to attend and would like to support our event, please visit to do so!

United We Lead Gala is the flagship fundraising event for Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois. Thank you to all who joined us virtually on August 6, 2021 for our third United We Lead Gala – Together From a Distance.

Fund A Need
Ameren Web

Thank you, Ameren Illinois, for your generous matching gift of $15,000!

Join Pearl Society


Thank you, Siemer Milling Company and Mary Ann Altergott, for your generous matching gift of $10,000!

Scholarship Opportunities
Name Your Own Scholarship

GSofSI will award custom-named $500 scholarships to graduating Girl Scouts who are pursuing college, university, trade school, community college, or similar post-secondary pursuits. We invite you to name a scholarship in someone's honor, and help these girls continue their leadership as they begin their adult lives.

Name Your Own Scholarship!

Jackie Joyner Kersee & Sandra Magnus Scholarship

GSofSI will award at least 2 scholarships of $1000 each for graduating Girl Scouts who are pursuing college, university, trade school, community college, or similar post-secondary pursuits. These scholarships are named after athlete and philanthropist Jackie Joyner-Kersee and astronaut Sandra Magnus, two great women of accomplishment who started their Girl Scout journeys with our legacy councils.

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Meet Our Featured Speaker!

Featured Speaker: Mary Ann Altergott

Featured Speaker: Mary Ann Altergott


Edward Jones Principal Mary Ann Altergott is a member of the firm's Transformation Office. This team is responsible for defining the capabilities needed for success, aligning the resources and decisions needed to enable Edward Jones' strategic transformation. She is responsible for the enablement of our high performing team culture and performance through learning, on the job experiences and leadership coaching.

Mary Ann has held a variety of positions at Edward Jones, including associate development, leadership succession, learning, talent insights and engagement. As an HR generalist leader, her team partnered with business leaders to ensure the right talent and teams were enabled in the right roles for the future.

In her 30 plus years of experience, she has led strategic assessments and complex change efforts, aligning people with opportunity to enabled sustained results. Before joining Edward Jones in 2013, Mary Ann was a principal with The Clermont Group, a global consultancy advising multinational clients on human resources and organizational development issues. She held global human resources roles at Bank of America and Diageo, in various senior human resources and operational positions. Mary Ann has extensive experience with corporate mergers and acquisitions focused on due diligence, leadership succession, change management and operational leadership.

A graduate of Vanderbilt University and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School’s Securities Industry Institute, Mary Ann is a lifetime member of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. and serves on its national board of directors. She earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the organization’s highest award, and has held national and local strategic planning and governance roles.

Mary Ann was appointed to the St. Louis Community College Foundation Board and Washington University Women’s Forum. She has been named one of the most influential women in St. Louis and frequently lectures on leadership development and human capital management.

She and her husband enjoy spending time outdoors with their boys.


Thank You Sponsors!

Fund A Need Sponsor - $15,000
Ameren Web

Thank You to Ameren Illinois!

Fund a Need Sponsor - $15,000

Pioneering Sponsors - $10,000
  • Edward Jones Web
Community Sponsors - $7,500
  • Korte Web
Leader Sponsors - $5,000
  • Siemer Miller Web
  • Mary Ann Altergott
Innovator Sponsors - $2,500
  • Dawn Greenwood Web
  • Greater Houston Golf Charity Web
Go Getter Sponsors - $1,000
  • LCSI Web
  • Busey Bank Web
  • David and Kay Werner Web
  • MMR Web
  • Allsup Charitable Services Web
  • Ashdon Farms Web
  • Marathon Web
  • Steven and Teresa Bushong Web
  • Linda Manley Web
  • Bell Clair Rotary Web
  • Armstead Web
  • LaToya Greenwood Logo

Please contact Fund Development with any questions.