Girl Scouts - Western Oklahoma, Inc.
6100 N Robinson Ave
Oklahoma City OK 73118-7435
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma
Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma
Girl Scouts - Western Oklahoma
Mission Statement
The mission of Girl Scouts is to "build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place."
Girl Scouts is an informal education program promoting academic performance and leadership and life skills by engaging girls in programs promoting financial literacy, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), leadership development, the arts, life skills, environmental stewardship, and community engagement. Through our mission, we continue to work to give girls the desire to stay in school, develop good self-esteem, adopt healthy life skills, avoid risky behaviors, and gain the skills they need to build self sufficiency for themselves and their families for generations to come.
Girl Scouts - Western Oklahoma
Contact Information
Contact Name Shannon Evers
Contact email
Address 6100 N Robinson Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73118 7435
Phone (405) 528-4475
Fax 405-418-7999
County Oklahoma County
Alternate Phone 800 698-0022
How to Give
Donate to Endowment
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer

Girl Scouts - Western Oklahoma accepts cash, check, and credit card for donations. These donations can be made on our website or by mail to 6100 N Robinson Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73118.

Online donations can be accepted at the following websites:


We also accept in-kind donations, real estate and stock transfers. To discuss your donation further, please contact our office at (800) 698-0022 or (405) 528-4475 (GIRL).
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $4,900,895.00
Projected Expenses $4,900,895.00
History and Background
Former Names
Girl Scouts - Red Lands Council2008
Girl Scouts - Sooner Council2008
Year Founded 1939
IRS Ruling Year 1935
State Registration Expiration Feb 2016
The mission of Girl Scouts is to "build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place."
Girl Scouts is an informal education program promoting academic performance and leadership and life skills by engaging girls in programs promoting financial literacy, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), leadership development, the arts, life skills, environmental stewardship, and community engagement. Through our mission, we continue to work to give girls the desire to stay in school, develop good self-esteem, adopt healthy life skills, avoid risky behaviors, and gain the skills they need to build self sufficiency for themselves and their families for generations to come.

Girl Scouts in the United States was founded by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912, a time when women could not vote, hold public office, or own property. Since 1912, Girl Scouts has become the premier leadership program for girls and women in the United States, with over 2.7 million girl and adult members.

Girl Scouts – Western Oklahoma, Inc. (GSWestOK) was formed in March, 2008, and serves girls and adult volunteers in 39 counties in central and western Oklahoma.

Today Girl Scouts is reaching girls in all walks of life with leadership, self esteem, outdoor education and other opportunities through traditional troops to innovative programming in schools, public housing sites, and juvenile detention centers.

 Girl Scouts believes every girl has an important role to play. When girls succeed, so does society.
Girl Scouts - Western Oklahoma strives to create a consistent, high-quality program that is accessible to all girls who wish to participate. We work to maintain strong and diverse funding streams and provide sound management and financial stewardship.
Recent accomplishments:
  • Girl Scouts - Western Oklahoma continues to increase our service to girls through collaborative partnerships with public schools and after-school programs.
  • We maintain a program delivery model that provides more than 60% of all program services to the most at-risk girl populations in our state, despite declining federal and state funding.
  • In 2015, we successfully completed a $290,000 capital campaign to build a storm shelter/activity center at our resident camp, E-Ko-Wah, in Marlow, Oklahoma, and to purchase two passenger vans for transportation. The shelter was opened in May, 2015.
  • In 2012, we successfully completed our $5.25 million capital campaign to purchase, renovate and endow a new leadership center for girls.The mortgage on this building was paid in full in 2014.
 Our strategic goals are to:
  •  Increase our support and streamline processes to attract and retain quality adult mentors and volunteers.
  • Create a culture within Girl Scouts that leads to greater retention of our employees and volunteers.
  • Implement program improvements within Girl Scouting that create sustainable growth for the organization.
  • Work closely with our governing board to create succession planning, engagement practices, and improve board development and recruitment.
Girl Scouts - Western Oklahoma continues its commitment to outreach programming throughout its service area.
  •  Public Housing - We serve 300 girls in four Oklahoma City public housing communities. Loss of state funding has left this program with a $25,000 gap in funding.
  • Detention Centers/Juvenile sites: We provide 220 girls annually with leadership experiences through our Girls in Detention Centers program. The program, initially funded through the Department of Juvenile Affairs, received federal funding cuts, incurring a $55,000 funding gap.
  • In-School Program Sites: Nearly 4,000 girls in public school districts throughout Oklahoma City, Norman, Enid, Lawton, Ardmore, and Duncan receive in-school program offerings. Most of the schools served are considered at-risk. We also have many schools on a waiting list who have requested the Girl Scout programs to which we are unable to serve. Each school program costs an average of $36,000.
  • Episodic Volunteers  - We understand that time is in short supply. That's why we have opportunities for even the busiest volunteer to still give time to our program. To get involved, please visit to find an opportunity near you!
CEO/Executive Director Statement Every day we are blessed with the fortune of being inspired by the girls that we serve in Girl Scouts. Their ability to meet the challenges that so many of them face with courage, confidence and character while making the world a better place is an achievement worth celebrating. Together we have increased our resources to better serve girls in western Oklahoma. We appreciate the support of our volunteers, United Way partners, and donors who have made it possible for us to provide strong, impactful programs for girls. We are proud of our partnerships with schools to create more in-school programs where there is a need, working with after-school and out-of-school programs to help provide girl-led programming. We continue to reach girls in public housing, juvenile detention, and alternative schools, along with many outdoor programs at community centers and our own camps. We are excited to be a leader in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs and to promote access to STEM programming for girls interested in careers in those fields.

As we continue in our next century of Girl Scouting, it is a time for us to honor the legacy we have been given and look forward to all the opportunities we can provide to girls in the future. It is an exciting time to be a Girl Scout. Thank you for giving generously to girls and supporting them as they find their leadership voice through Girl Scouting.
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Central Oklahoma
Canadian County
Cleveland County
Grady County
Lincoln County
Logan County
McClain County
Midwest City/Del City
Oklahoma County
Pottawatomie County
Girl Scouts - Western Oklahoma serves 39 counties in central and western Oklahoma including Alfalfa, Beckham, Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Carter, Cleveland, Comanche, Cotton, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Garvin, Grady, Grant, Garfield, Greer, Harmon, Harper, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnston, Kingfisher, Kiowa, Lincoln, Logan, Love, Major, Marshall, McClain, Murray, Oklahoma, Pottawatomie, Roger Mills, Stephens, Tillman, Washita, Woods, and Woodward.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Education/Educational Services
Tertiary Organizational Category Youth Development/Girls Scouts of the U.S.A

Girl Scouts provides girls ages 5-17 with activities that build leadership skills, financial literacy, healthy relationships, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and outdoor skills in a unique all-girl environment that gives girls confidence to reach their fullest potential. Programming includes:

  • Traditional troops - can include girls of one age or multi-age troops, meeting in a variety of settings.
  • Girl Scouts in schools, after-care, public housing, and detention centers - activities complimenting school curriculum, including self esteem, bullying prevention, financial literacy, STEM, career exploration, and health, nutrition, and physical activity.
  •  Outdoor and camping experiences - day and resident camps and High-Adventure Team (HAT) activities teaching outdoor skills and respect for nature.
  • Signature Events - special events such as Girl Scout Day at The Capitol to learn about public service, and Geekapalooza, exploring technology and girls' unique interests.
Population Served Females Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) At-Risk Populations
Comments on Programs
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

In 2008, Girl Scouts of the USA redefined the Girl Scout program as the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GLSE), defining three Keys and aligning those to 15 Outcomes, with Girl Scout "Journeys," an award-winning curriculum, becoming the foundation of the program. This program model allows for Girl Scouts to create a consistent, high-quality, and highly relevant program to all girls.

The redefining of Girl Scouts was centered in a desire to maintain a relevant program model for today's girls and volunteers. Because girls face different challenges than those of their mothers and grandmothers, it is important that Girl Scouts remain girl centered and girl led while being accessible to any girl who wishes to participate.
Additionally, all volunteer-based nonprofits struggle with the changing face of volunteerism. As most adults are working more than ever outside the home, we must be able to meet the needs of those adults who want to participate in community service in order to continue to provide high-quality Girl Scout programming.

The flexibility of the Girl Scout program allows flexibility for girls and adults to participate  in the way they chose. Girls and volunteers choose how, when, and where they want to participate. This model allows the organization to continue to serve girls in traditional scouting and allows us to grow in new ways as well.

 Girl Scouts continues to work to meet the needs of Oklahoma' girls and provide them with quality activities that will provide the experiences and skills necessary to ensure their future success.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Shannon Evers
Start Date Sept 2012

Shannon Evers has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts - Western Oklahoma since 2012. A lifetime member, Shannon earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement a girl member can attain and has worked professionally in the Girl Scout world for more than a decade. As CEO, Shannon has the primary responsibility for managing an operational budget of $4 million and assets of almost $10 million that support leadership development programs for more than 7,000 girls with the assistance of almost 50 employees and 3,000 adult volunteers.

At Girl Scouts, girls have tons of fun, make new friends, and go on fantastic new adventures. The program centers on something called the Girl Scout Leadership Experience—a collection of activities and experiences girls have as they earn badges, participate in cutting edge STEM programs, sell cookies, explore the outdoors, do Take Action projects that make a difference, and more. Put simply, in Girl Scouts girls discover who they are, connect with others and take action to make the world a better place.

A graduate of the University of Oregon, Lundquist College of Business and Warsaw Sports Marketing Center, Shannon is also a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE). Shannon is especially adept at building and diversifying funding streams, increasing capacity and developing long term membership growth strategies. Shannon was recognized by the Willamette Valley Development Officers Association with the Starbright Professional Award.

A wife and mother of two boys (who are all active cookie connoisseurs), Shannon is also actively involved in the community and serves as a foster parent, soccer coach, Rotarian and PTA President for John Rex Charter Elementary School. Working to improve our state statistics for women and girls, Shannon is a dynamic advocate for the needs of girls as a member of the Oklahoma Academy, graduate of Leadership OKC Class 33 and through her work on various projects at the local and state level.

Senior Staff
Teri EnglandChief Financial Officer
Barbara MitchellChief Operating Officer
Crystal SlaterChief Development Officer
Number of Full-time Staff 42
Number of Part-time Staff 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 2676
Staff Retention Rate 70
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 38
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 38
Not Specified 0
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant Yes
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Nov 2012
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Collaborative partners include:
Boys and Girl Clubs
Central Oklahoma Juvenile Detention Center
Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma
Multiple public school districts, including Oklahoma City, Ardmore, Enid, Lawton, and Norman
Marie Dety House, Lawton
Office of Juvenile Affairs - Oklahoma Center for Girls, Norman
Berry House, Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City Housing Authority
Positive Tomorrows, Oklahoma City
Oklahoma EPSCoR at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
United Way of Central Oklahoma
United Way of Canadian County
United Way of Logan County
United Way of Norman
United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma
United Way of Southwest Oklahoma (Lawton/Ft. Sill)
United Way of South Central Oklahoma
United Way of Pottawatomie County
United Fund of Woodward

United Way of Central Oklahoma member agency2012
United Way of Central Oklahoma member agency2013
United Way of Central Oklahoma member agency2014
United Way of Central Oklahoma member agency2015
United Way of Central Oklahoma member agency2016
United Way of Norman2014
United Way of Norman2015
Girl Scouts of the USA2012
Girl Scouts of the USA2013
Girl Scouts of the USA2014
Girl Scouts of the USA2015
Girl Scouts of the USA2016
Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, Standards of Excellence Program Graduate2006
Association of Fundraising Professionals - Oklahoma Chapter2016
External Assessments and Accreditations
American Camping Association (ACA) - Accreditation2012
Association of Fundraising Professionals2007
American Camping Association (ACA) - Accreditation2015
Highest % of Membership GrowthGirl Scouts of the USA2010
Certificate of Merit - Rural Youth DevelopmentUS Department of Agriculture2010
Outstanding Volunteer ServiceOklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs2008
Standards of ExcellenceOklahoma Center for Non-Profits2006
Non-Profits Making a DifferenceJournal Record2010
Community Impact AwardOklahoma Business Ethics Consortium2014
Pacesetter AwardUnited Way of Central Oklahoma2013
Distinguished Service AwardOklahoma City/County Historical Society2012
Pacesetter AwardUnited Way of Central Oklahoma2014
Highest Percentage of Membership Growth, 1st Qtr FY2015Girl Scouts of the USA2015
Risk Management Provisions
Automobile Insurance
Commercial General Liability and D and O and Umbrella or Excess and Automobile and Professional
Crime Coverage
Directors and Officers Policy
Disability Insurance
General Property Coverage and Professional Liability
Life Insurance
Medical Health Insurance
Risk Management Provisions
Special Event Liability
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Employment Practices Liability
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Susan Hardy Brooks
Company Affiliation Schnake Turnbo Frank | PR
Term Jan 2015 to Jan 2017
Board of Directors
List Current as of Aug 15, 2016
Board of Directors List
Ms. Julia Adame Bay Equity, LLCVoting
Ms. Tanishia Beacham Sonic, America's Drive-InVoting
Mr. Chris Bruehl Governor's Office, State of OklahomaVoting
Ms. Ann Cameron Community VolunteerVoting
Ms. Teresa Carpenter Valero Energy Corp.Voting
Ms. Kim Duffle Chesapeake EnergyVoting
Ms. Jennifer Ellis Cosmetic Specialty Labs, Inc.Voting
Ms. Shannon Evers CEOGirl Scouts - Western OklahomaExofficio
Kay Goebel Ph.D.Psychologist, Private PracticeVoting
Mr. Ronald Grant ASTEC Charter SchoolVoting
Ms. Anne Gray Community VolunteerVoting
Ms. Erin H. Girl Member; StudentNonVoting
Ms. Susan Hardy Brooks Schnake Turnbo Frank PRVoting
Ms. Marilyn Jenkins Community VolunteerVoting
The Honorable David Lewis Oklahoma Court of Criminal AppealsVoting
Ms. Joan Maguire J & M Investments Co.Voting
Mr. Steve Mason Mason Realty Investors, LLCVoting
Mr. David Mayfield The Mayfield Group, LLCVoting
Ms. Catherine Oster Devon Energy Corp.Voting
Ms. Katie P. Girl Member; StudentNonVoting
Ms. Susan Regier Regier, Washecheck & Jones, PLLCVoting
Ms. Diana Rogers Jaeger Oklahoma Housing Finance AgencyVoting
Ms. Fawn Sachleben Bank SNBVoting
Mr. Lealon Taylor OCCC FoundationVoting
Ms. Tierney Tinnin Office of Juvenile AffairsVoting
Ms. Dara Wanzer INTEGRIS HealthVoting
Ms. Linda Whittington Corner EnergyVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 18
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 1
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 22
Not specified 0
Board Term Lengths 2 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 30 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Comments on Board & Governance
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments Serving 39 counties, we have an opportunity to reach out to involve more board members from all areas of our council. We continue to work to recruit community leaders from all areas to our board and meet the challenges that come with that, such as leveraging technology so that board members outside of our metro area can participate in board meetings without travel. We continue to work to diversify our council board of directors through board development selection criteria focused on geographic, ethnic, racial, and technical skill diversity.   
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Oct 01, 2015-Sept 30, 2016
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $4,900,895
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $4,900,895
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Revenue$4,514,197$4,656,164$4,410,848
Total Expenses$4,534,246$4,634,864$4,181,621
Revenue Less Expenses($20,049)$21,300$229,227
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$376,250$262,260$650,305
Investment Income, Net of Losses$41,972$35,383$50,592
Unrealized Gain/Loss($54,590)$129,344$164,481
Membership Dues$142,222$146,294$145,476
Special Events$415,463$366,115$134,148
Revenue In-Kind$20,700$23,000$57,900
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$3,804,493$3,928,371$3,441,397
Administration Expense$437,346$283,012$431,296
Fundraising Expense$292,407$423,481$308,928
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.001.001.05
Program Expense/Total Expenses84%85%82%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue23%30%24%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$8,189,541$8,137,576$8,108,142
Current Assets$606,983$438,689$696,923
Long-Term Liabilities$17,889$31,894$45,639
Current Liabilities$354,314$268,295$246,416
Total Net Assets$7,817,338$7,837,387$7,816,087
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.711.642.83
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%1%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $3,063,357Earned Revenue $2,633,032Earned Revenue $2,411,397
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $415,463Foundation & Corporations $386,216Individuals $650,305
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $376,250Indirect Support $378,755Indirect Support $413,825
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? Yes
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? Yes
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from audited financial statements.
Address 6100 N Robinson Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73118 7435
Primary Phone 405 528-4475
Contact Email
Give to Endowment
CEO/Executive Director Shannon Evers
Board Chair Susan Hardy Brooks
Board Chair Company Affiliation Schnake Turnbo Frank | PR


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