Emerging Leader in Philanthropy: Presented to an individual under 40 with a record of exceptional generosity who: through a devotion of time has demonstrated outstanding support to a specific organization(s) or cause(s); encourages others to support an organization(s) or cause(s); is a role model for other emerging leaders. The total hours contributed and the breadth of organizations supported with time will be considered.

Winner ~ Rose Nemec
Nominated By ~ Girl Scouts of Western Ohio

Rose Nemec, GE Aviation, is in her sixth year of running the Year of the Girl program.  The program now reaches seven underserved schools in Cincinnati area and over 80 fourth- through sixth-grade girls with STEM and self-esteem after-school projects.

Rosa provides outstanding leadership and her tireless efforts over the past five years has supported Girl Scouts through recruitment of volunteers and facilitation of both short term programs during the school year and summer day camp programs at Girl Scouts of Western Ohio’s Day Camp.

During the school year she works to recruit, training and facilitate STEM focused curricula with girls that allows girls in underserved areas to experience STEM and be mentored by females in STEM fields. She also supports recruitment and training of volunteers to the day camp.

Since beginning her time as a volunteer with Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, Rosa has recruited over 265 volunteers. These volunteers have provided a total of 5,520 hours to impact 620 girls. The quality of the program has attracted corporate and industry support.

In addition to her contributions to Girl Scouts, Rosa is a GE leader in mechanical design and hardware.  She’s been recognized with a GE Aviation Engineering Excellence Award – Innovation, for overcoming challenges related to new material technology.  Despite her busy work schedule, Rosa’s extensive contribution of time and leadership skills to ensure girls are exposed to STEM – and enjoying STEM activities – reflects her generous spirit and gifts of positivity and engagement.