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ENDOWMENT GIVING

 

Scouting helps young men and women build character, citizenship and fitness. Developing youth who are physically strong, mentally awake, morally straight, has been the work of the Boy Scouts of America since 1910. Our efforts will be even more important in coming years.

Learning from exemplary leaders, engaging programs, and timeless values, Scouts work to improve themselves and their communities. For many, positive attitudes and attributes learned as a youth will continue throughout life. Today’s Scouts will become tomorrow’s leaders in the trades and professions, business, education, government, and all walks of life.

Encouraging gifts to the Central Georgia Council endowment is one of our highest priorities. A gift to endowment ensures that the Council can continue to offer the outstanding programs we now have and grow to meet the needs of our youth and community for the next 100 years. Gifts to the Endowment Fund help secure the long-term future of the Central Georgia Council, BSA.
Endowed funds have a common objective: to provide support not just for one year or even one generation, but in perpetuity. Endowed funds are invested over the long-term and earnings are used to support Council operations.

For the donor, a gift to endowment says, "Scouting is important to me and my family." It says that Scouting truly is a movement with a mission for me. It is more than an organization; it is a way of life. It is what we say and do in the spirit of the Scout Oath and Law. The Central Georgia Council Endowment exists to ensure the Council's long-term financial health. Your support will help us meet the current and future goals of the Central Georgia Council.

Council Endowment Fund

The Council Endowment Fund is of particular importance to our Council. Gifts to the Council Endowment Fund can be made as current gifts (cash or securities) or as part of your Legacy Giving (bequests or trusts etc.). Many individuals and corporations make these gifts either on behalf of someone else—such as in honor of an Eagle Scout, Silver Beaver recipient, a retirement, a special accomplishment or anniversary—or in memory of a special individual.

Legacy Giving

Making Central Georgia Council, BSA a part of your long-term philanthropic plans ensures that we can continue to make a positive impact for many years to come. Legacy gifts include gifts through wills, living trusts, charitable trusts, charitable gift annuities, retirement plans or other estate planning arrangements. Learn more about these or other giving tools. Please contact the Central Georgia Council Office to inform us of your plans so we can thank you and make sure you receive full credit for your gift.

 

JAMES E. WEST FELLOWSHIP

A gift to our local council, designated by the donor to the Council Endowment Fund, qualifies for membership as a James E. West fellow.  The gift must be in addition to  and not replace or diminish the donor's annual Friends of Scouting support. A minimum gift of $1000 in cash or marketable securities qualifies for the Bronze level membership.  Donors may make cumulative gifts to reach Silver, Gold, and Diamond member levels.  For example, 5 years of giving at the Bronze level would qualify for the Silver level membership.  Many individuals and corporations make these gifts either on behalf of someone else -- such as in honor of an Eagle Scout, Silver Beaver recipient, a retirement, a special accomplishment, or anniversary -- or in memory of a special individual.

                            Heritage Society

Gifts of $1000 or more and deferred gifts qualify the donor for membership in the Council’s Heritage Society.

James E. West Fellowship

James E. West Fellowship Award, named after the first Chief Scout Executive of the Boys Scouts of America, is available for cumulative gifts of $1,000 or more.

Bronze: $1,000
Copper: $2,500
Silver: $5,000

Gold: $10,000
Diamond: $15,000

Second Century Society

Gifts of $25,000 or more, given outright or payable over five years, or $100,000 or more, deferred, qualify the donor for membership in the Second Century Society.