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Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York Appoint New Director of Philanthropy

Albany, NY – Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York (GSNENY) recently promoted Ellen Donovan to director of philanthropy.

            In her new role, Donovan is responsible for all fundraising efforts to support GSNENY’s ability to achieve its mission. Donovan is also responsible for strategizing, overseeing, and maintaining growth in annual giving; the capital campaign; corporate philanthropy; government and foundation grants; planned giving; major gifts and special events to support and sustain Girl Scout programming activities.

            Donovan brings twenty-five years of experience in promoting non-profit causes with her to GSNENY. Since her undergraduate years, she has been engaged in causes to improve communities and live traveling from Boston to Texas and California to do so. Before joining GSENY, Donovan served as an Annual Fund Officer for SUNY Schenectady where she worked with college leadership to promote annual, campaign and planned giving.

           She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Scranton and a Master of Science in communications management from Simmons College in Boston. Donovan resides in Schenectady with her husband Craig Moore.

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About Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York (GSNENY)


Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York (GSNENY), established in June 2007 from the union of four Girl Scout Councils (Hudson Valley, Mohawk Pathways, Adirondack, and North Country), represents almost 8,500 Girl Scouts in 15 counties including Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Greene, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Montgomery, Hamilton, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington. For more information, visit

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