Girl Scouts Louisiana East announces 2019 Women of Distinction
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Girl Scouts Louisiana East announces 2019 Women of Distinction


Girl Scouts Louisiana East will honor four incredible women with the 2019 Women of Distinction award at its annual Women of Distinction luncheon on Wednesday, May 1 at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel. All proceeds support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience in southeast Louisiana.

This year’s honorees are: Angela A. Allen-Bell, Associate Professor and Director of Louis A. Berry Institute for Civil Rights and Justice, and B.K. Agnihotri Endowed Professor, Southern University Law Center; Beth Courtney, President and Chief Executive Officer, Louisiana Public Broadcasting; Donna Edwards, First Lady of Louisiana; and Priscell Holman, Community Health Services Representative, Louisiana Health Connections.

“We are honoring these women because they continuously have a positive influence on the women and children in their communities,” said Mary-Patricia Wray, event committee chair. “All of them may not have been Girl Scouts growing up, however, they all represent the Girl Scout mission and work to make the community a better place.”

Girl Scout alum, volunteers and friends are invited to attend and help the council honor the 2019 Women of Distinction. A champagne reception will begin at 11 a.m. with lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pre-registration tickets for the award luncheon are $100 per person until April 26 and $125 after. Reserved tables start at $1,000. Tickets may be purchased here. Buy one-get-one free tickets are also available to currently registered members of the council’s Man Enough to Be a Girl Scout and FOREVER Girl Scouts clubs.

Luncheon sponsors include Louisiana Healthcare Connections; Silver Sponsor, Jackie Daniels, the Louisiana Lottery Corporation and Rickey Heroman's Florist and Gifts; Bronze Sponsors. Additional event and table sponsorship opportunities are available.  

For more information, please contact event coordinator Jill Pollard at 225-927-8946, ext. 2238 or here

The Girl Scouts Louisiana East council began its Women of Distinction recognition program in 2012 during the Girl Scout Centennial, and has recognized 42 amazing women thus far as Women of Distinction. Past Women of Distinction award recipients can be found here