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Dessert First Gala


The sweetest event in northeast Ohio, the Dessert First Gala, benefitting the 35,000 girl and adult members of Girl Scouts of North East Ohio, was held Saturday, October 20th at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Cleveland-Rockside in Independence. Celebrating the 20th Dessert First, the gala was chaired by Judith E. Matsko, GSNEO Board Member, and challengde regional chefs to create desserts featuring famous Girls Scout Cookies. Desserts were judged by a panel of celebrity judges as well as guests. 

The night’s festivities will included…

  • Dessert Tasting – enjoy Girl Scout cookie inspired desserts prepared by over a dozen amazing chefs representing restaurants from all over northeast Ohio!
  • Elegant dinner with table wine service
  • Silent Auction
  • Live Auction
  • Girl Scout’s inspiring and popular Fund-a-Need Campaign - Donations  support Girl Scout experiences for girls.

Event information and Sponsorship opportunities click HERE

Thank you to our 2018 Dessert First sponsors!

Thin Mint Sponsors - JOANN Fabrics, Key Private Bank, Little Brownie Baker

Samoa Sponsors - Second Story Productions, The J.M. Smucker Company

Tagalong Sponsors - Medical Mutual, The Lubrizol Corporation, The Sherwin-Williams Company, Metis Construction Services, LLC

Do-si-dos Sponsors - Roetzel & Andress LPA, Sandy & Doug Rapp, Cuyahoga Community College, Huntington Bank, Mutual of America, Thompson Hine

Production Sponsors - PPI Graphics, Wiley Photography