Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada has announced a gift of a 70-acre ranch valued at $9 million from the Charles and Phyllis M. Frias Charitable Trust.
The largest gift in the history of the Girl Scouts movement comprises property and undeveloped acreage in rural Lincoln County, ninety miles north of Las Vegas, and includes A Cowboy's Dream Bed and Breakfast and Windmill Ridge Restaurant and Lodging. In early 2019, GSSN will begin a study of potential uses of the property that will best address the needs of today's scouts.
The Charles and Phyllis M. Frias Charitable Trust was established following the death of Phyllis Frias in October 2016 to continue the legacy of the couple's philanthropy in support of "children, education, and the less fortunate members of society." The gift to GSSN is its first philanthropic award.
"During an extensive discernment process conducted over the past year, the trustees determined that no program has a better history of service to the girls in Southern Nevada than its inaugural recipient," said John H. Mowbray, co-trustee of the Frias Charitable Trust. "While Phyllis and Charlie's philanthropic focus during their lifetimes benefited the youth in Clark and Lincoln counties, this inaugural distribution will be expanded to include girls in Nye and Esmeralda counties as well."