AgFirst receives Community Partner Award from Girl Scouts of South Carolina
AgFirst was honored with the Community Partner Award from the Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands during the organization’s business meeting Jan. 27 at the Cathy Novinger Girl Scout Leadership Center. The award reflects AgFirst’s steadfast support of the Girl Scouts’ mission of uplifting girls in our community and preparing them for a lifetime of leadership.
“This award is not just an honor, it is a testament to AgFirst’s dedication to fostering a brighter future for every girl, ensuring they have the resources to dream big, achieve what may be unimaginable and live healthy and happy lives,” said Lora Tucker, President and CEO of Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands.
For two consecutive years, AgFirst donated $25,000 to the organization, which serves more than 7,500 girls across 22 counties. This investment empowers more girls in South Carolina to discover their strengths, explore new possibilities and create brighter futures. In the past year, the bank’s financial support helped more than 600 girls, by enabling them to attend summer camps, cover their annual memberships or pay for uniforms.
AgFirst was also a lead sponsor of the organization’s Women of Distinction ceremony, which recognizes women making significant contributions to the community, while also celebrating the next generation of trailblazers.
“Girl Scouts understands that the AgFirst partnership builds relationships, creating a shared understanding and collective focus to make a positive difference in girls’ lives,” said Frances Griggs, AgFirst Executive Vice President and General Counsel. “I’m proud that my employer chooses to invest its financial support for the leadership development of girls of all ages and from all walks of life.”
Griggs recently served as board chair of Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands, where she led the board in setting strategic direction, ensuring resources were available and providing oversight for the organization.
“Serving on the board allowed me to participate in what I think is everybody's responsibility, which is to support, nurture and empower girls to do their best,” Griggs said.
As a community partner of the Girl Scouts, AgFirst is proud to support the organization in building courage, confidence and character among girls throughout the state. By doing so, we’re working toward making our community a better place.