Girl Scouts is the premier leadership development organization, partnering with and inspiring girlsÂ through educational, cooperative, and philanthropic experiences to provide the necessary foundation forÂ the next generation of woman leaders and active citizenship within their immediate communities andÂ beyond.
On March 12, 2012, Girl Scouts will celebrate 100 years as the largest girl-serving organization in theÂ nation, and will honor their rich legacy of developing girl and young women leaders. Â This celebration provides a unique opportunity to both reflect on the tremendous opportunities provided to all girls by Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low, and to rally around support for the next century of Girl ScoutÂ leaders.
The Girl Scouts mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world aÂ better place. Â Girls who are inspired to make a difference in their world, and who have the necessary lifeÂ skillsâ€”become the next generation of successful business leaders, collaborators and community builders.
Marilyn W. Midyette is the Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc. Â As Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Midyetteâ€™s responsibilities include oversight of the councilâ€™s strategic planningÂ process, finance and operations management, marketing and communications, fund development,Â membership growth, volunteer support and development, program delivery, and compliance.
Prior to joining Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta in October 2008, Mrs. Midyette was the Regional Vice PresidentÂ of the Business Services Group at Sprint Communications. She was responsible for strategic leadership, P&LÂ for the consultative sales organization, and personnel management in the areas of marketing, productÂ management, engineering, pre and post-sales support, finance, legal, customer service, HR, real estate,Â network operations and service management.
Mrs. Midyette is a graduate of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. She is also a member ofÂ the 2010-2011 Harvard Business Schoolâ€™s Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management program and aÂ graduate of Leadership Atlantaâ€™s Class of 2011. Â In addition, she is a recipient of 2010 Womentics POW! Awards, which honors purposeful women andÂ received a Proclamation from the Atlanta City Council in recognition of her strong leadership, integrity,Â business acumen and abilities.
In 2011, The College of William and Mary Alumni Association awarded MarilynÂ the Alumni Medallion which is the highest award the association can bestow on a graduate. Recipients areÂ recognized for their outstanding professional accomplishments, leadership and dedication to their communityÂ and commitment to their alma mater.
Mrs. Midyette serves as a member of the Regional Board of Directors for the Alzheimerâ€™s Association ofAtlanta, the College of William and Mary Fund Development Board, and is Secretary of the Mt. Paran Northside Citizens Association. Â She and her husband Payne have two sons; Payne IV who is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Reade who is a United States Air Force Academy cadet in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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Swipe for Change is a social enterprise focused on creating sustainable models in fundraising. Swipe for Change is a fundraising engine designed to create recurring and sustainable donation streams for nonprofit causes by leveraging payment processing solutions.
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