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Girl Scouts Of Nassau County Celebrates Community Champions At Legacy Brunch

Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) recently announced that it will hold its second annual Legacy Brunch on Thursday, March 30 at The Heritage Club in Farmingdale to celebrate Girl Scouts that are leaving a legacy and impacting Girl Scouts throughout Nassau County. This event will bring together generations of Girl Scouts and Girl Scout supporters to celebrate the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and what it has meant to Girl Scouts for over 100 years. Tickets to the event are available for purchase at, and all proceeds will go toward enhanced Girl Scout programming to ensure we continue the legacy of building girls of courage, confidence and character.

“The Legacy Brunch will truly be an inspiring event, as Girl Scouts share experiences, showcase its rich history, and bring the Girl Scout experience to life for the community,” said Randell Bynum, the CEO of Girl Scouts of Nassau County. “Part of Girl Scouts delivering on its mission, is connecting girls with successful role models who have been where they are today, so they can see the possibilities, and our four honorees, personify what it means to be true champions for our Girl Scouts.

For more than a century, Girl Scouts has championed changemakers—helping girls develop leadership skills to make a tangible, positive difference in the community. Throughout the event, guests will learn more about some of the most enriching traditions and programs available to all Girl Scouts. Attendees will learn about the life-changing experience of spending time at Camp Blue Bay, the passion and vision it takes to carry out one of the Highest Award Projects Girl Scouts can earn, and join in a few other Girl Scout traditions.

The event will also feature a community spotlight on an esteemed Girl Scout alum, locally renowned meteorologist Meridith Garofalo, who has covered major historical events and scientific advancements over the course of her expansive career as a television journalist. Meredith enjoys giving back and supporting Girl Scouts in Nassau County by sharing her story and using her platform to encourage girls to pursue careers in the worlds of science, technology, engineering, the arts and math (STE(A)M).

The inaugural Legacy Award will be presented to Valerie T. Terzano, Ph.D, of Melville, who is the Vice President for Nursing and Patient Services at NYU Langone Hospital Long Island and the Vice President of the GSNC Board of Directors. Also three Impact Awards will be presented to Deandra Denton, of South Hempstead, a third-year student at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and a 2016 Girl Scout Gold Award earner; Elizabeth Garcia, of North Massapequa, the youth program director at the nonprofit organization Circulo de la Hispanidad; and Melanie Sinesi, of Bayville, the Director of Community Affairs for Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and 2008 Girl Scout Gold Award recipient.

The Legacy Award is for change makers in Nassau County who give back to the community by elevating and supporting the Girl Scout mission through their career or volunteer work. They are true leaders working to pave the way for a positive future for Girl Scouts and their families. The Impact Award recognizes emerging leaders under 40 who are currently giving back and making contributions to the Girl Scout mission and the larger Nassau County community. These emerging leaders represent the future of leadership in Nassau County.

To learn more about the Legacy Brunch, please visit All are welcome, to purchase tickets, become sponsor or make a donation to support our mission, visit

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