Rancho Santa Fe couple support Girl Scout fundraiser


Local residents showed their support for Girl Scouts San Diego at the organization’s recent fundraiser, “Urban Campout: Island Treasures.”

The 18th annual event brought in $385,000 to keep Girl Scouting available and affordable for 40,000 girl and adult members. A portion of the proceeds has also been earmarked for construction of a new cabin at Girl Scouts’ Balboa Campus, where Urban Campout was held.

Guests included Rancho Santa Fe residents Sue and John Major, Beth and Mark Nelson, Bobbie Quick, Seth Surnamer and Sue Swenson. In April, Girl Scouts San Diego named Swenson as one of its Cool Women of 2015.

Karen Benito and Denise Scott co-chaired the fundraiser, while Taylor Baldwin and Elizabeth Dewberry were honorary co-chairs. Sue and John Major will co-chair Urban Campout 2016, set for Sept. 9, 2016.

Dressed in tropical attire, guests played games, bid on auction items, enjoyed a gourmet meal, danced to island tunes by The Heroes and made s’mores around a campfire.

San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman, who serves on the Girl Scouts’ board of directors, and Councilman Todd Gloria participated in the event.

Qualcomm was the silver level sponsor for Urban Campout. Wells Fargo, Holland America Line, Southwest Airlines and Nadine and Carlo Daleo were bronze level supporters, while trailblazer level contributors included Business Complete Solutions, Chevron, Cox Communications, Cubic, Delphi Financial, Barbara and David Groce, Patti Roscoe and Jim Tiffany, San Diego Chargers, SDG&E, Sharp Health Plan, Katie and Dan Sullivan, Sycuan Casino, Tipton Honda and Union Bank.

Event underwriters included Mission Federal Credit Union, Cubic, Dori and Andy Gallagher, Blankinship & Foster, Nadine and Carlo Daleo, Anthony and Sara Napoli, Patti Roscoe and Jim Tiffany, and Sylvia and Tom Vecchione.

To sponsor or volunteer for Urban Campout 2016, contact Annie Revel at or 619-610-0807.