As we celebrate National Volunteer Appreciation Week, GSSEM wants recognize the recipients of GSSEM’s first ever "One Tough Cookie" recognitions for Leadership and Community Service, and the many supporters of our annual Cookie Gala.
All honors were presented at the 2013 Cookie Gala on March 27, 2013, held at the DTE Energy headquarters in Detroit. More than 300 people attended GSSEM’s annual signature fundraiser, which raised nearly $85,000 for Girl Scouting in southeastern Michigan.
At GSSEM, we value our volunteers and supporters. Without their dedication and commitment to the Girl Scouting movement, it would be impossible to fulfill our mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
This National Volunteer Appreciation Week, we’re sending a special “Thank You” shout-out to all of the nominees and top recipients of the first-ever GSSEM “One Tough Cookie” recognitions, as well as the chefs and restaurants who help make Cookie Gala an annual success!
View photos from Cookie Gala here
“One Tough Cookie” Leadership honorees:
Dr. Nancy Coratti
Linda D. Forte
Denise Williams Mallett
Dr. Susan Paurazas, D.D. S.
Nancy L. Philippart
Casandra E. Ulbrich, Ph.D.
The award for the Leadership category was presented to Linda Forte.
“One Tough Cookie” Community Service honorees:
Deborah I. Key
Barbara Jean Patton
The award for the Community Service category was presented to Maggie Allesee.
Cookie Gala restaurant and bakery winners:
Macomb Culinary Institute
Chef Francois Faloppa
Prime 29 Steaks, Seafood & Cocktails
Chef Hai Ying
Presenting Sponsor’s Choice
Chef Emily Davis
Sweet & Savory Bake Shop
Pastry Chefs Debbie Meyers and Scott Eschelbach
Chef Kristin Jablonski