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The sweetest event in Northeast Ohio, the Dessert First Gala, is hosted every other year to benefit the 18,000+ Girl Scouts and 8,000 adult volunteers throughout the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio 18-county footprint.

The unforgettable evening begins with guests tasting delicious Girl Scout Cookie-inspired desserts handcrafted by prominent Northeast Ohio chefs and bakers. The desserts are judged on presentation, creativity, and taste. A formal seated dinner follows, including chef awards and a live and silent auction.

2023 Dessert First Gala
Saturday, October 7, 2023
John S. Knight Center –Akron, OH
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Click here to learn more about our event and sponsorship opportunities!

Click here to register for a 2023 Dessert First Gala sponsorship! To view our sponsorship information packet, please click here.

For event volunteer opportunities click here.

For questions regarding 2023 event information, sponsorship
        opportunities, and table host opportunities contact Elizabeth
        Wagner at

 View photos from our 2021 Dessert First Gala on our Facebook