Girl Scouts of Alaska CEO, received the Class of 1967 Princeton Varsity Club Citizen Athlete Award
On Thursday, May 30, Girl Scouts of Alaska CEO, Sue Perles, received the Class of 1967 Princeton Varsity Club Citizen Athlete Award at her Alma Mater, Princeton University. The award honors alumni for their "selfless and noble contributions to society."
Ms. Perles attended High School in Fairbanks, Alaska, and graduated from Princeton in 1975. She was the first female Rhodes Scholar from Alaska, as well as the first from Princeton, and went on to a successful career in corporate mergers and acquisitions. In her spare time, Ms. Perles remained committed to her strong belief in education through athletics and providing opportunities for children. Among her many volunteer efforts, she has served as President of the Friends of Princeton Field Hockey, and organized a speed skating club for disadvantaged kids in the Los Angeles area.
Ms. Perles joined Girl Scouts of Alaska as its CEO in October of 2012, citing her desire to give back to Alaska.
"I want girls in Alaska to have the same priviledges and opportunities I had," said Ms. Perles.
Girl Scouts of Alaska serves some 6,000 girls in southeast, southcentral, and western Alaska through its mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.