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Dessert First

Dessert First 2020

Thursday, February 27, 2020
Chase Park Plaza
Cocktails and Tasting in the Lindell Room
Seated Dinner in the Khorassan Ballroom
St. Louis, Missouri
6-9 pm

Calling all cookie connoisseurs!
Dessert First challenges prominent St. Louis chefs to flex their baking skills and deliver one-of-a-kind Girl Scout Cookie-inspired creations! During cocktail hour, guests vote for their favorite desserts. Later, at a formal dinner, attendees celebrate two remarkable Gold Award Girl Scouts and the extraordinary achievements and contributions of three Legacy Builders.

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Legacy Builders

Dessert First honors one Corporate Legacy Builder, one Individual Legacy Builder and one Community Legacy Builder. The honorees are chosen because of the enormous support and service they have provided to Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri.

2020 Corporate Legacy Builder: Edward Jones
2020 Individual Legacy Builder: Myrtle and Earl Walker*
2020 Community Legacy Builder: Camp Fury

*Posthumous Award

Past Legacy Builders:

  • Mary Ann Altergott
  • Ameren Missouri
  • Berges Family Foundation
  • Centene Charitable Foundation
  • Commerce Bank
  • Crawford Taylor Foundation
  • Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
  • Emerson
  • Express Scripts
  • Marilyn Fox
  • Laurna C. Godwin
  • Carolyn Losos
  • Monsanto
  • Operation Food Search
  • Elsie St. Cyr
  • Maurita Stueck
  • Ann and Doug Teske
  • Wells Fargo
Scholarship Awards

At this special event, we celebrate the leadership and service of outstanding Girl Scouts and award two scholarships of $5,000 to be used for higher education. Scholarship recipients must be working on, or have earned, their Gold Award, the highest recognition available to Girl Scouts. 

Gold Award Girl Scouts Alexis Edgar and Nicole Licavoli will each be recognized for demonstrating extraordinary leadership through a remarkable community service project. Alexis is making sure NICU babies thrive by creating “bonding hearts” that provide many of the benefits of important skin-to-skin contact and Nicole is working to close a gap in the educational process by creating a website and producing videos that teach viewers to navigate integrated classroom technology.

Thank you, Alexis and Nicole, for taking matters into your hands and making a positive and permanent difference in our community and beyond! 

Corporate Sponsorships

Dessert First corporate sponsors invest in Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri to develop strong, well-equipped, and service-minded leaders for tomorrow’s workforce.

Girl Scouts develops a pipeline of future leaders in your organization. Girl Scouting works, and your investment in girls will impact the future leadership of your organization, of Missouri, of the United States and of the world.

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Interested in a corporate sponsorship? Email Aurrice Duke-Rollings, Chief Advancement and Marketing Officer or call 314.592.2397.

2020 Chefs
  • 23 City Blocks Hospitality Group
  • Brasserie by Niche
  • Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta
  • Edibles & Essentials
  • Greenbriar Hills Country Club
  • Kaldi's Coffee
  • Russell's Café
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House
  • Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream
  • Sidney Street Café
  • Southern
  • St. Louis Science Center
  • Yolklore