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Invest in Girls!

Our Investors

We empower the next generation of leaders— young  ladies who will ultimately shape our country’s workforce.  These are the girls who will drive innovation and move the benchmark even higher for women in leadership positions.  We know that when girls succeed, so does society.

We are inspired and energized by every girl we reach, but we realize there is still MUCH work to be done and we cannot do it with YOU   —    our INVESTORS.  Much of our success is generously supported by others who believe in our mission and we sincerely thank each and every one for their support.

Each year, we recognize and thank all of our investors for the difference you are making in the lives of the 13,000 girls we serve.  Whether a corporate sponsor, local foundation, or an individual; we make every effort to recognize your gifts in our Annual Report.

Annual Giving

At Girl Scouts, we believe that when girls succeed, so does society.  We provide girls with a place to discover their passions, find their voices and make a positive impact in their communities.  These girls are building a better world for all of us!

YOU can help us ensure that every girl in our region develops the confidence she needs to thrive.  An investment in Girl Scouting is broader than a cause or a cure - it’s a commitment to the next generation of self-sufficient and capable women.  YOUR gift can truly make a difference in the life of a girl.

We rely upon YOUR generosity, which enables our council to:

  • Keep our programs relevant & activity fees modest so ALL girls can participate.
  • Provide leader training to our adult volunteers.
  • Maintain & update council properties & camps.
  • Provide creative program experiences with girls in a safe & nurturing environment.
  • Ensure the safety of our girls via adult volunteer background checks.

YOU can make  a difference today!  100% of your gift stays within our council to support local girls.

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Fundraising Events         

Every year, Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council (GSBDC) hosts multiple events and fundraisers throughout our council territory.

All special events are supported by local corporate sponsors and are organized by a volunteer-driven committee of local business professionals and community leaders. Please consider supporting one of the events in your community. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Jennifer Brown at (304) 345-7722.

Check out our events section for a complete listing of current fundraising events.

 

Matching Gifts/Workplace Giving

Double your impact!  Do you know if your company will match your gift or donate if you volunteer?  Find out now by asking your HR Department if your gift can be matched.  If you are already giving the Girl Scouts through your work’s payroll, please let us know so that we can celebrate and thank you for your gift.


Planned Gifts            

Leave a legacy by including Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council in your estate plans.  We invite you to join the Juliette Gordon Low Society of Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council.  As a JGL Society member, you will be invited to attend special recognition and educational events.  Other benefits include a subscription to the GSUSA society newsletter, listing as a society member in select publications, access to digital resources and a special membership lapel pin. 

If you have already named us as the beneficiary of a planned gift, please let us know and we will welcome you as a JGL Society member.  If you would like more information about how you can become a member - in a manner that benefits you, your heirs and Girl Scouts - please contact contact  Jennifer Brown at (304) 345-7722.


Amazon Smile Program

Support Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council while you shop!  AmazonSmile has the same products, same prices and save service as the Amazon you know and will donate 0.5% of your purchase to our council.  Just make sure to start shopping through www.smile.amazon.com and designate our council as your charity of choice.  Simply click the banner below to begin your shopping adventure.


Kroger Community Rewards Program

Did you know that you can support Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council just by shopping at Kroger? Simply register online at krogercommunityrewards.com. Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy. Once you are logged into your Kroger Plus card account, simply click on My Account, and click Edit Kroger Community Rewards information. You can either type in Girl Scouts of Black Diamond and search or use our Kroger Rewards #94879 in the search field. Once added, every time you shop at Kroger, THEY will donate a portion to Girl Scouts!


Juliette Gordon Low Society

It took one visionary woman to create the Girl Scouts --- it takes thousands of believers to carry it forward.

The JGL Society was established in memory of our funder, Juliette Gordon Low, to thank and honor friends of Girl Scouts who choose to make us part of their legacy and a beneficiary of their estate plan.  The JGL Society celebrates those who have made a contribution of $10,000 or more to the endowment through their estate plans, or as an outright gift.

Everyone has the opportunity to include Girl Scouts in their estate plans and make a big impact.  It can begin by simply writing a will, but it can also include changing beneficiaries of life insurance policies and retirement accounts, or providing lifetime income for yourself and others via a charitable trust, or charitable gift annuity.

These gifts are made by a diverse group of donors, across a wide range of ages and income levels, who have one common connection --- a desire to ensure that Girl Scouting makes a strong and vital impact for years to come.

YOU can help us guarantee a legacy of Girl Scouts by joining the JGL Society today!  If you would like more information, pleasecontact  Jennifer Brown at (304) 345-7722.