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Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada announces 2021 'Dessert Before Dinner' honorees

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Posted at 12:15 PM, Feb 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 15:36:54-05

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada announced the seven female leaders who will be recognized at the annual Dessert Before Dinner fundraising gala on April 24, which due to COVID-19 will now be a virtual event.

Dessert Before Dinner honors outstanding female leaders who have made a significant and long-lasting impact on the Southern Nevadan community. Their vision, influence and example define what it means to be a Girl Scout – leading a life of courage, confidence, and character.

2021 Honorees and honorary Girl Scout badge awards:

Colleen Birch – Financing My Future badge
As Senior Vice President of Revenue Optimization for The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Birch oversees the resort’s pricing and optimization efforts. She joined the resort in 2009 prior to its 2010 opening and has played an instrumental role in the resorts success and financial performance.

Betsy Fretwell – Citizen Scientist badge
As Senior Vice President at Switch CITIES, Fretwell leads efforts in the deployment of new technologies, including autonomous systems, IoT, robotics and big data, for digital community initiatives and spearheads innovative public-private partnerships in communities across the country.

Kelly LeGrow – My Best Self badge
Vice President of Group Benefits at Brown & Brown Insurance, LeGrow has established a reputation as a sought-after employee benefits consultant with expertise in employee benefits and provider networks, compensation development, contract negotiation, and the management and development of numerous plan benefits.

Fafie Moore – Mission Sisterhood badge
A leader in the Las Vegas real estate community for more than three decades, Moore is currently Executive Vice President of ERA Brokers Consolidated. She is a former two-time president of the International Women’s Forum Nevada, former chair of the Vegas Chamber, and has served on many civic and nonprofit boards and foundations.

Lauralyn Sandoval – Agent of Change badge
Sandoval has a 28-year career as an executive, innovator and entrepreneur in the gaming industry and is currently the Vice President of New Markets at Aristocrat Technologies. She is a co-founder, advisor and/or investor in various other businesses including Zwier, a company she co-founded creating products supporting women’s well-being and confidence.

Nancy Becker and Patricia (Patty) Becker – Girl Scout Way badge (joint award)
Patty and Nancy Becker are Las Vegas grown, attorneys, mentors, philanthropists, and most importantly, sisters. A founder of Global Gaming Women and an inductee of the Gaming Hall of Fame, Patty thrived in the gaming industry. Nancy has spent over 20 years as a member of the judiciary culminating with serving as a Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court. Both believe in leaving a place better than you found it and, of course, sisterhood.

Each honoree will be awarded a unique Girl Scout badge epitomizing their contributions to their profession and community.

The annual fundraising event directly benefits local Girl Scouts who depend on financial aid to engage in outdoor experiences, STEAM activities, entrepreneurship opportunities, and life skills programs.

Postponed from an earlier date in 2020, Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada reimagined Dessert Before Dinner into a virtual experience that people can view from the comfort of their homes while enjoying a Girl Scout themed party viewing box with charcuterie, wine, and Girl Scout cookies that come with the purchase of a sponsorship or as a standalone package.

Individual viewing tickets also available.

More details on sponsorships, party boxes, and tickets available here.