Ways to Give
Annual Giving Campaign
You can make a donation to the Annual Giving Campaign to support Girl Scouting for the nearly 15,000 girl members of Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council. Your contribution to Girl Scouts will help provide important resources needed for programs, events and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for girls. Each gift is tax-deductible and supports local Girl Scouts.
Every year, Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council (GSBDC) hosts special fund raising events throughout our council territory. Scheduled events for 2013 include celebrations in Charleston and Morgantown.
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, contact Princess Young at (304) 345-7722.
Complete list of 2013 fund raising events.
Friends of Girl Scouts Campaign
Friends of Girl Scouts is a family giving campaign that funds critical components of the Girl Scout program. GSBDC relies heavily on donations from individuals, local United Ways, corporations, foundations and friends to support programs that encourage girls to Discover (understand themselves and their values); Connect (care about, inspire and team with others locally and globally); and to Take Action (act to make the world a better place). We offer these programs without asking girls or their parents to pay the full cost of Girl Scouting. As you may know, the $12 membership fee that families pay each year, goes directly to Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA). However, GSBDC subsidizes each girl’s experience by approximately $220 per girl each year. As you can imagine, with nearly 15,000 girls, those costs add up!
Your gift to the Friends of Girl Scouts campaign directly supports the many services that GSBDC provides for girls and adult volunteers in our area jurisdiction. Click here for additional information about this vital campaign. For questions/comments, please contact Princess Young at (304) 345-7722 x1024.
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A Lasting Legacy
Over the past 100 years, millions of women have enjoyed the excitement and camaraderie of Girl Scouting during their lifetime – and that number continues to grow as Girl Scouts continues to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
As time goes by, the needs of girls change and we must change to keep up with them. Today, we are deeply committed to ensuring our organization is ready to honor the spirit and promise of future generations of Girl Scouts. When considering a charitable contribution, you may have encountered the term “planned gift.” This broad term is used to describe gifts that are of a size or scope that require more considerations and planning than the typical cash donation. Planned gifts provide lasting support for charitable organizations and often offer donors advantageous tax benefits.
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. Such gifts can include naming Girl Scouts as beneficiary of a:
- Retirement Plan
- Living Trust
- Donor Advised Fund
- Life Insurance Policy
- Charitable Remainder Trust
- Charitable Lead Trust
- Remainder Gift of Real Estate
- Any other gift that benefits Girl Scouts in the future
Would you like more information? Simply complete the Planned Giving Interest Form below or call 304.345.7722.