Jessie Ball duPont Fund
The Jessie Ball duPont Fund has been a longtime supporter of Girl Scouts, partnering in environmental, outdoor, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), and other programs for girls and training for adults. The fund's $75,000 commitment from 2015 through 2017 helped volunteers in six Florida councils to lead meaningful outdoor activities. Councils expanded their outdoor capacity by developing new camping and outdoor skills materials, and hosted outdoor weekends for girls and volunteers. In doing so, councils increased and improved hands-on training for volunteers to lead turnkey outdoor experiences for girls that are directly related to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
Through the Jessie Ball duPont Fund's support of the Edith Macy Scholarship Endowment Fund, Girl Scout volunteers and staff have the opportunity to travel from across the country and around the world to attend Girl Scouts' own "university in the woods" at Edith Macy Conference Center and John J. Creedon Education Center in Briarcliff Manor, New York.
The Edith Macy Conference Center complex is the site of skill-enhancement courses for Girl Scout national and local staff and volunteers. Participants learn job-training skills or further their professional development at high-level management programs. Participants return to their work with new skills and knowledge and a renewed commitment. Through the support of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, scholarships enable participants to better serve the Girl Scout population at home and abroad.
About the Jessie Ball duPont Fund
The Jessie Ball duPont Fund works to expand access and create opportunity by investing in people, organizations, and communities that were important to Jessie Ball duPont. For more information, please visit www.dupontfund.org.