Morningstar Living is proud to announce that President & CEO Susan Cooper Drabic has been named as one of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania (GSEP) 2019 Take the Lead Lehigh Valley honorees. This year GSEP will recognize four distinguished women from the community. Take the Lead is a girl-led ceremony that highlights GSEP’s mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, while honoring women leaders whose work and achievements exemplify these values.
“We look forward to our Take the Lead program every year,” said Kim E. Fraites-Dow, Chief Executive Officer of GSEP. “This signature fundraising event honors our community’s most distinguished women whose leadership and professional achievements make a significant impact in our region, and on the lives of our close to 40,000 girls and 15,000 adult volunteers.”
Unique to GSEP, Take the Lead enables girls and women from the community to forge long-lasting mentoring relationships designed to teach girls the skills they’ll need to become the leaders of tomorrow. Four deserving high school-aged Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to shadow an honoree for a day, reflect on the experience, and present her with a Take the Lead award at the event, attended by 500+ community leaders.
“I am humbled to accept this honor from GSEP and for the opportunity to serve as a mentor to a Girl Scout as she grows into adulthood,” said Susan C. Drabic. “As a former Girl Scout and as a 4-H Club member I benefited from developing leadership skills at a fairly young age and remain thankful to all
the women (and men!) who helped guide me.”
This year, GSEP will recognize the following women:
2019 Take the Lead Lehigh Valley Honorees
- Ashley Russo, President & Executive Producer, ASR Media Productions
- Councilwoman Olga Negron, Community Liaison, HSGK Law Firm
- Cecelia Connelly-Weida, Ph.D., Dean, School of Business, Education,Legal and Social Services,
- Lehigh Carbon Community College
- Susan Cooper Drabic, President & CEO, Morningstar Senior Living
Event Co-chairs for the 2019 Take the Lead event are Michelle Sorgi, Girl Scout Mom, Troop 6700 Leader & GSEP Parkland Service Unit Registrar and Vince Sorgi, SVP & Chief Financial Officer, PPL.
Take the Lead Lehigh Valley honorees will be celebrated at a special girl-led ceremony on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem. Guests will have the opportunity to take part in a paddle
raise campership auction to help send girls to Girl Scout camp.
Morningstar Senior Living, Inc. owns and operates Moravian Hall Square, a Life Plan Community in Nazareth PA; Senior Solutions, a home care and certified care management business; and Heritage Village, a new active
adult community newly opened in Upper Nazareth Township.