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West Hempstead Resident Re-Elected to GSNC Board


West Hempstead, NY May 17, 2012 – Bonnie Porzio, a resident of West Hempstead, has furthered her dedication and commitment to supporting, empowering and mentoring future generations of women that she has shown year after year. Bonnie Porzio has been re-elected to the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Inc. as a Member-at-Large on May 21, 2012, at the 47th Annual Meeting held at The DeMatteis Center. Ms. Porzio joins other Board Members in their mission to provide leadership, innovation and constant support to the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Council.

“Bonnie has and will continue to be a great addition to our Board of Directors,” said Diane M. McFarlane, Esq., President of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Board of Directors. “We believe this is an appropriate recognition for the work that she has done in the past. With Bonnie serving on our Board again, we are confident that she will bring strong leadership and help us to continue our mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.”

Ms. Porzio actively supports the Council’s fundraising efforts. She co-chaired the Girl Scouts of Nassau County’s committee for the concession stand at the U.S. Open and was a member of the Corporate Committee for the First Annual “Girls Go the Distance” Walkathon. She was also a member of the Fund Development Committee and served as a member of the Council Nominating Committee. Currently, Ms. Porzio is General Counsel for Triumph Construction Corp., a multimillion-dollar construction company in New York. Prior to joining Triumph, Ms. Porzio was a Senior Associate with Rivkin Radler, LLP for 10 years, after graduating from Hofstra University School of Law. 

Additionally, Ms. Porzio was a “WishGranter” for the Make-a-Wish Foundation and a former Board Member of Long Island’s chapter of “Dress for Success.” Currently, she is a Member at Large for the St. Thomas the Apostle School Board and President Elect for the fundraising arm of her children’s school. Ms. Porzio has been one of her daughter’s Brownie leaders for the past two years, as well. She lives with her husband, Josh, and two children, Reilly and Aidan, in West Hempstead.

Girl Scouts of Nassau County builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Girl Scouting in Nassau County creates an accepting and nurturing environment, which gives girls a chance to build character and develops leadership skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them throughout their lives, like strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth. With almost 21,000 girl and 7,000 adult members, Girl Scouts of Nassau County has become the preeminent organization and leading authority for girls. The organization, now in its 100th year, continues to make the world a better place one girl at a time.

For more information on the Girl Scouts of Nassau County call Donna Rivera Downey 516 741-2550 at ext. 260, or visit


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