In 2010, the Women’s Leadership Council of the United Way of the Greater Triangle raised $33,000 at their annual dessert auction. Last year, the auction raised $50,000. This year, nearly 400 Triangle women leaders and Council members gathered at the Cary Embassy Suites on Friday and bid on 45 cakes, all donated and competitively decorated by area bakeries. They raised a grand total of $62,775 – their largest sum ever gathered at the auction.
Four Square’s Bavarian Chocolate Devil's Food Cake took top honors with a bid of $3,515. The total proceeds will be used to send teenage girls to the annual Girl Scout Leadership Camp in August 2013. The girls and/or their families are all currently being helped through a United Way partner agency service or program.
The event also honored Rusine Mitchell-Sinclair, CEO of Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines, with the 2012 Woman Leader Award for her service to the community. During her five years at the helm of the Girl Scouts, Rusine has emphasized the importance of making Girl Scouting available to all girls. Her fundraising efforts have resulted in financial aid for half of the more than 33,000 girls, ages 5 to 17, who are served by Girl Scouts in our region. Prior to joining Girl Scouts, Rusine spent 25 years with IBM and made history in 2005 when she became the first female senior state executive.
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