Sandra “Sam” Tysver
Chief Executive Officer
Girl Scouts of Gateway Council Inc.
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
Girl Scouting began in Savannah in 1912. The local council, at the time called “Girl Scout Council of Duval County Inc.,” was formed in 1927.
Our council is headquartered in Jacksonville and we are chartered to the national organization, Girl Scouts of the USA, based in New York City. With offices in Jacksonville, Gainesville and Middleburg, Girl Scouts of Gateway Council serves about 25,500 girls and adults in 16 North Florida counties from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean. Girl Scouts of Gateway Council serves Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Flagler, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Levy, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Suwannee and Union counties.
Managing during this period of significant change and developing strategies to respond quickly to the changing needs of the community while staying true to our mission.
Seeing young girls grow into strong, capable, caring young women and working daily with so many fabulous volunteers and staff. They teach me so much about commitment and flexibility and strength.
First experience with community service
Raising money for UNICEF and March of Dimes as a child in elementary school.
Your job before Girls Scouts of Gateway Council
CEO of Girl Scouts of The Fox River Valley, Appleton, Wis.
Jan. 7 - March 13: The Girl Scout Cookie Sale to help raise money for troop activities, special events and projects, field trips and support for the Girl Scout program.
March 30: 23rd Annual Women Of Distinction fundraising luncheon, noon-1:30 p.m., Hyatt Downtown, honoring Robin J. Albaneze, Betty Asque Davis, Davalu Parrish, Judith C. Rodriguez, Laine Silverfield and Cindy Stover. Tickets are $60 and tables of 10 start at $1,000.
Girl Scouts of Gateway Council
1000 Shearer Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32205-6055