"It gave us goosebumps, all of us we're so excited," said Nancy Wright, CEO of Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana.
On Tuesday, philanthropist Mackenzie Scott announced a $4.2 million donation to our local Girl Scouts. It was part of an $84.5 million total donation awarded to Girl Scouts USA and 29 other local councils.
FOX 32 Chicago spoke with the Chicagoland CEO who says this is a pivotal time for the organization, coming out of Covid, and they are making so many changes.
"We always say you can't be what you can't see. So, a lot of the experiences our girls are getting right now are actually in environments like corporations or different types of organizations where they can go spend a day. We call them spark days, and look at what people do in those environments," Wright said.
There is also a focus on science, technology and law.
A portion of the donation will be used to provide paid troop leader positions in at-risk communities.