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The sweetest event in Northeast Ohio, the Dessert First Gala, is hosted every other year to benefit the 17,000+ Girl Scouts and 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. The desserts are judged on presentation, creativity, and taste. A formal seated dinner follows, including chef awards and a live and silent auction.

The next Dessert First Gala will be held in 2023.

2021 Dessert First Gala Highlights:

  • Attendees received an exclusive patch to celebrate the joy of having dessert first.
  • Live and silent auctions with incredible experiences and packages.
  • Gourmet, seated dinner.
  • Attendees were among the first to enjoy an exclusive sample of the new 2022 Girl Scout Cookie.

For 2023 event information, sponsorship opportunities, and table
          host opportunities contact Laura De'Armond Szucs at

Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors!

Signature Event Go-Getter Sponsors

Signature Event Risk-Taker Sponsor

Signature Event Leader Sponsors



Signature Event Do-si-Dos Sponsors
Regency Construction Services, Inc.
Roetzel & Andress
Judith E. Matsko
John & Penny Graves

 View photos from our 2021 Dessert First Gala on our Facebook