Madden named diamond honoree for philanthropic efforts

Madden named diamond honoree for philanthropic efforts

DECATUR – Longtime Decatur resident Peggy Madden can add 2015 Diamond Honoree to her list of community awards.


Madden, who served as a Girl Scout leader for many years, was given the award at the annual Diamonds and Desserts fundraiser for the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois.  Madden says she is very honored to receive the accolade.


“I’m really thrilled to death about the award,” she says.  “I couldn’t believe it when they asked me to accept it, but I couldn’t be happier.”


Aside from being a Girl Scout herself, and raising several daughters who also were scouts, Madden says it is easy to see why people support the Girl Scouts.


“I’m really sold on the Girl Scouts and everything they do,” she says.  “They empower girls and we really need to have women in power in the communities and surrounding areas.  I’m thrilled with their organization and all that they do.”


Madden and the other attendants at the fundraiser got to enjoy several desserts from local chefs that were inspired by a different Girl Scout cookie.  Madden is also a founder of the Decatur Public School Foundation and has had an extensive career with the Decatur YWCA.


Girl Scouts of Central Illinois serves 20,000 girls throughout 38 central Illinois counties.