The transfor of Values, not just Valuables
When people think about Scouting, chances are they think about kids, not dollars. But the fact is that much of the success the Boy Scouts of America achieved in serving youth can be attributed directly to endowment development.
The council endowment fund helps provide a source of funding for a variety of purposes, including day-to-day operating expenses and improvements to Camp Alaflo & Camp Rotary. Endowment also serves as a rainy-day fund to help a council weather tough economic times without having to cut back on services to youth. Donors can make their endowment gift in a number of ways and using a variety of gift techniques.
Often words are inadequate to express the sentiment we feel at the loss of a friend or loved one. What a joy we feel when a friend is honored with a special recognition or accomplishment or celebrates a special event in their life. No finer tribute can be paid to a person than giving encouragement to a young person to live the life of a Scout and thus perpetuate the high principles you admired in your friend or loved one than a gift to endow their memory or achievement. Gifts can be made in any amount beginning at $25. Click here for more information.
James E. West Fellowship - Gifts of $1,000+ to Endowment
Mr. West was a lawyer and an advocate of children's rights, who became the first professional Executive Secretary of the BSA. The fellowship recognizes endowment gifts of $1,000 or more. The gift can be made directly by the donor or to honor someone, Recognition includes a lapel pin, certificate and optional volunteer uniform knot. Click here for more informaiton.
Cenntennial Society - Endowment through an Estate Gift
Many donors designate their council endowment fund as beneficiary of their estate through their will, or as remainder beneficiary of their planned gift. The Centennial Society acknowledges those who, through their estate plans, perpetuate the ideals and mission of the Boy Scouts of America in the council. There is no specific level of support required for membership in the society. Society members are recognized for gift commitments with a special membership certificate. Click here for more information.
The Boy Scout of America can help with your planned giving. MFor example, many donors receive a charitable gift annuity from Scouting and, by doing so, receive quarterly annuity payments from the BSA for the rest of their lifetimes. However, they choose a local council endowment fund to receive the gift when the annuity ends, creating a perpetual source of support for the council in the name of the donor or other loved one. Click here to learn more about planned giving through the National Boy Scouts of America's planned giving website.
A gift of $1,000 or more in cash, marketable securities or similar types of property, will qualify the donor for special BSA recognition. Click here to view what levels of giving and recognition best meet your interests to support Scouting in the Wiregrass.