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Girl Scouts of Nassau County Receives Grant from United Way of Long Island to fund Additional Programs

Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) recently received a generous $17,000 grant from United Way of Long Island. The funding will help to bring additional girl-led, cooperative and hands-on programs to the Girl Scout organization.

“We are honored to receive a grant from United Way of Long Island,” said Rande Bynum, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of Nassau County. “These funds will help us to further ensure that every girl in Nassau County who wants to have the opportunity to participate in Girl Scouts has the resources to provide more programs that help positively impact the organization itself and girls who live in Nassau County.”

United Way of Long Island is an organization that fights for health, education and stability for every person in every community. The organization approaches this by recruiting individuals and other organizations with a mission and passion to bring change. United Way of Long Island is part of a worldwide network spanning across 41 countries and territories, including more than 1,200 local organizations in the U.S. The organization’s partners and volunteers work tirelessly to discuss issues, raise funds and develop programs for the better of every community.

“We couldn’t do the work that we do without our community partner agencies and the contributions they make to the residents of Long Island,” said Theresa A. Regnante, President and CEO of United Way of Long Island. “By providing funding to these organizations, it shows that they meet the highest standards of excellence in the not-for-profit sector.”

To learn more about the Girl Scouts of Nassau County, visit

We’re the Girl Scouts of Nassau County: 
We’re 21, 000 strong – more than 16,000 girls and 5,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™  from Nassau County to change the world. Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Girl Scout Troop, and every year since we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls.  And with programs in Nassau County, across Long Island and throughout the United States and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. To volunteer, reconnect, donate or join, visit or contact Donna Rivera-Downey at 516 741-2550.

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