Through a planned gift, you can support our mission today, with cash or stock for example, or design a plan as part of your estate that benefits us after your lifetime. You don’t have to be a certain age or extremely wealthy, you just need a plan.
Juliette Gordon Low Society
In March 1912, Juliette Gordon Low gathered18 girls in Savannah, Georgia, and began the Movement we know as Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts has grown to be the largest organization serving girls in the United States – more than three million strong!
Juliette’s outstanding leadership was matched by her stewardship. She converted the carriage house of her home into the first Girl Scouts national headquarters and she gifted the property to the Girl Scouts in her will. Her bequest was the beginning of planned giving to Girl Scouts.
The Juliette Gordon Low Society was founded on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts to thank and honor friends who, like Juliette, choose to make Girl Scouts part of their legacy and a beneficiary of their estate.
As a JGL Society member, you will be invited to attend special recognition and educational events as well as receive a special membership lapel pin (pictured above).
If you have already named us as the beneficiary of a planned gift, let us know. We will welcome you as a Juliette Gordon Low Society member.
Here are a few Planned Giving vehicles for your consideration:
Bequest by Will
You can make a bequest at any age by adding a codicil to an existing will or drafting a new one. This allows you to leave a legacy while maintaining the assets you need for your current lifestyle. In addition, you may generate a tax savings.
Retirement Plan Assets
Name GSGLA as the full or partial beneficiary of your retirement plan. The benefit amount you specify will be distributed to GSGLA, tax free.
Life insurance provides a simple way to give a significant gift to GSGLA with possible income tax benefits that you may enjoy during your lifetime. Name GSGLA as a full or partial beneficiary.
By definition, an endowment is a gift deposited into a fund where the original amount – called the principal – remains forever. Income earned from the fund’s investments provides the means to support GSGLA in perpetuity.
Please consult a professional Tax Advisor.
Leave a Legacy…Because Girls Matter!