Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts (GSCWM) is
pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural ToGetHerThere Awards. The five
ToGetHerThere Award recipients have a shared vision of creating a culture of creativity
and caring, where young women feel confident in their ability to work hard, dream big,
and face with courage any obstacle that stands in the way of making their dreams come
true. The winners have affected hundreds of lives and serve as role models for other
organizations grappling with how to support under served members in their
“The ToGetHerThere Award winners embody western Massachusetts’ spirit of courage
and determination”, says Pattie Hallberg, GSCWM CEO. “We are humbled and inspired
by their efforts. These individuals remind us that we all hold the power to inspire hope
and build up communities. We all can be a force for good.”
The 2017 ToGetHerThere Awardees were selected from five categories by a panel of
business, community and civic leaders.
The awardees are:
Entrepreneur – Cassandra Abramson
President & Founder, ECi Stores
Financial Literacy – Amy Roberts
Vice President of Human Resources, Balise Auto Group
Health & Wellness – Katie Gauvin
Regional Safety Director, SODEXO/ Major, Logistics Readiness Squadron 104th Fighter
Wing, Barnes Air National Guard Base
Man Enough to Be a Girl Scout – Timothy Murphy, Esq.
Partner, Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C.
STEM – Martha Baker
Associate Dean, College of Natural Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts will honor the winners at the
ToGetHerThere Awards Luncheon on Friday, November 3, at the Tower Square Hotel
(formerly the Springfield Marriott). Tickets are $50 each or tables of 10 for $500.
To order tickets and for more info on each awardee visit the Girl Scout website,
http://www.gscwm.org/en/events/special-events/TGHTA.html or contact Melanie Bonsu,
413-584-2602 ext. 3623 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Girl Scouts of Central & Western Massachusetts
Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts serves over 8,000 girls in grades K through 12 with
the strong support of 3,800 adult volunteers in 186 towns and cities in central and western
Massachusetts. Girl Scouts’ mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the
world a better place. Since 1912, girls have explored new fields of knowledge, learned valuable skills, and
developed strong core values through Girl Scouts. Today, Girl Scouts is, as it always has been, the
organization best positioned to help girls develop important leadership skills they need to become