Hamilton resident named board chair of the Girl Scouts of Central & Southern New Jersey

Rachel Holland brings nonprofit leadership experience to the organization

April 27, 2021

Rachel Holland, owner of Rachel Holland Special Events, LLC, has been named chair of the board of directors for the Girl Scouts of Central & Southern New Jersey. GSCSNJ announced today that the Hamilton resident will lead the

22-person board as they continue advancing the organization’s mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Holland has been a Girl Scouts member for more than 35 years. She was in one of the legacy councils from age eight until 18 and became a volunteer after college. In her new role, Holland is making history as the first board chair to serve as a Girl Scout in the council she will now lead. 

“Girl Scouts gives girls a way to experience so many different experiences and activities. Whether girls are interested in the outdoors, or STEM, the arts or robotics, or civic engagement, Girl Scouts helps girls find their passion and voice and hone it with the help of wonderful role models and peers who encourage and help them succeed, said Holland.”  

As board chair, Holland wants to increase fundraising efforts and integrate some of the key learnings from the pandemic to provide more girls with access to the Girl Scout movement. “We have come out of a year like no other and if COVID taught the world anything, it is to be prepared and gather support from the community. Our diversity and inclusion efforts are also paramount to our success as a movement. Working within our communities and with our girls to acknowledge our differences and similarities teaches them important life skills. Learning about diverse cultures, backgrounds, and abilities, is key to our overall goal of inspiring the next generation of girls who will run the world, said Holland.”

“We are excited to have Rachel bring her passion for Girl Scouts and her wealth of knowledge to lead our board of directors,” said Ginny Hill, GSCSNJ CEO. “As a lifetime member, Rachel knows firsthand the power of Girl Scouts and is a prime example of the type of leaders that come through our movement. We are grateful for her years of dedication to our organization and look forward to seeing her help take us to new heights in the years to come.”

In addition to serving on the GSCSNJ board for the past nine years, Holland is involved with and serves on the boards of a number of other nonprofit organizations. She resides in Hamilton with her husband Kevin Drennan, and two daughters Eva and Jacqueline, who are both Girl Scouts.