Last night, I attended the Crystal Charity Ball in Dallas which gave a generous gift of $976,000 to the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas’ STEM Center of Excellence. Here at talkSTEM, we are thrilled for the organization because we know that this means that girls and women will be empowered through increased access to high quality and engaging STEM activities. Watch this video (previously shared on this blog earlier this year) with CEO of Girl Scouts of North Texas, Jennifer Bartkowski. Congratulations, Girl Scouts and we look forward to your participation in 2017 when talkSTEM’s new program, walkSTEM, will launch in the Dallas Arts District! More on #walkSTEM to come soon.
Read Jennifer Bartkowski’s Blog Post for talkSTEM in July 2015 here.
Read a research report prepared by Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas on Girls in STEM here.
Jennifer Bartkowski serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. Ms. Bartkowski has been with GSNETX since 2009, when she joined the council as Chief Development Officer. During her tenure, GSNETX has seen significant growth in its annual and capital fundraising campaigns. When she moved into the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer role, she added focus and innovation to new programming initiatives, mission delivery, and the Girl Scout Cookie Program for the 32-county organization. Most recently, Bartkowski has been leading a $13 million effort to transform a current 100-acre property in South Dallas into a STEM Center of Excellence for girls in Northeast Texas.
Before joining Girl Scouts in 2009, Jennifer served as the Senior Vice President of Workplace Campaigns for United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, responsible for leading an annual campaign of more than $50 million. Jennifer’s career began after receiving a Master of Public Administration, with a nonprofit management focus, at Texas A&M University. She has worked with a variety of organizations including the American Lung Association of Texas, United Way/Capital Area, private start-up Charitygift, and as an independent consultant.
In 2015, Jennifer was a participant in the Dallas Public Voices Greenhouse program. The Dallas Public Voices Greenhouse is part of a national initiative launched by The OpEd Project in partnership with leading universities and foundations to dramatically increase the public impact of our nation’s top and most diverse thinkers.
Jennifer is the mother of two children, including a Girl Scout Cadette and is the proud recipient of the Girl Scout Silver Award. Read her talkSTEM blog post from July 2015