GSCSA Welcomes Madyson Foster
Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians (GSCSA) is pleased to announce that Madyson Foster has joined our team as our Philanthropy Relations Manager in Chattanooga. A native of Cleveland, Tennessee, Foster has resided in Chattanooga since 2013.
Foster has been a lifetime volunteer for the Ronald McDonald House of Greater Chattanooga. In June of 2016, she helped found Chattanooga’s Red Shoe Society, a group of young professionals who work together to raise funds, encourage new volunteers, and enhance awareness of the Ronald McDonald House of Greater Chattanooga. She was co-chair until 2018 and now provides advisory support. In addition, she is on Ronald McDonald House’s Scholarship Committee, Vice President of Marketing & PR for Junior League of Chattanooga, 2019-2020 Leadership Hamilton County Schools Cohort, and the 2019-20 Protégé Cohort through The Chattanooga Chamber. In 2017, she was honored with being named a finalist in Chatter Magazine’s 20 Under 40. Foster has been a volunteer for the Tennessee Distinguished Young Women Program for six years.
“I am very excited to be working for GSCSA,” commented Foster. “I was a Girl Scout for six years, starting in Kindergarten and I truly believe the skills I learned in Girl Scouting, such as leadership, entrepreneurial, and teamwork skills, as well as how to help others, have shaped me into the woman I am today. The experience of meeting different girls, both in my troop and while attending GSCSA’s Camp Adahi, has been extremely beneficial to my professional life.”
In addition to her professional career, Foster has been dancing since the age of 3. She has taught contemporary ballet, ballet, jazz, and conditioning for Chattanooga Ballet, Momentum Academy, and Tennessee Youth Ballet, where she was choreographer and guest artist. She also serves as the Head Choreographer for Cleveland Distinguished Young Women. In March of 2008, she was named Tennessee’s Outstanding Teen 2008. In 2012, she was named Miss Mountain Lakes and placed Top 15 at Miss Tennessee and received the State Community Service Award. In 2013 she gained the title of Miss Fall Fest 2013 and placed Top 15 in the Miss Tennessee scholarship pageant.
“I am really looking forward to getting the word out in the Chattanooga area that Girl Scouts is here and strong as ever,” said Foster. “I also hope to help expand the reach of Girl Scouting from Chattanooga into other neighboring communities.”