The Girl Scouts are about much more than selling cookies. Just check out the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland's "Distinguished Women's Award Reception 2000" at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Five local women leaders were honored for exemplifying Girl Scout values before a gathering of 250 folks.
Honored were: Janet Marie Smith, who was president of Turner Sports and Entertainment Development; Jennifer Reynolds, vice chair and chief investment officer at Legg Mason; state Sen. Barbara A. Hoffman, a Baltimore Democrat; Jacqueline Thomas, Baltimore Sun editorial page editor; and Antoinette Ford, CEO of TelSpan Services Inc.
Spotted in the appreciative audience: Barbara McNemar-Cummings, event chair; Lynne Battaglia, honorary chair; Deborah Dopkin and Jayme Dorf- Weinstein, event committee members; Sandra McNeal, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland board president; Pat Pittman and Marian Hwang, board members; Lisa Cid, Girl Scouts executive director; Leroy Merritt, CEO of Merritt Properties; Lynne Brick, president of Brick Bodies; Henry Rosenberg Jr., CEO of Crown Petroleum; Sandra Arnette, media relations manager with Bell Atlantic; Gail Kaplan, co-owner of the Polo Grill; and John Zaucha, president and CEO of Zaucha Interiors.
The event raised around $50,000 -- and that's a whole lotta Thin Mints.