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Ways to Give

Ways to Donate

Your donation provides necessary resources, materials and support, so that we can continue to deliver this exceptional leadership experience to every Girl Scout in North Dakota, South Dakota, 13 counties in Minnesota and one county in Iowa.

Here are the ways you can make a difference by giving to Girl Scouts!

Family Partnership

As part of the family of Girl Scouts, this is an opportunity for you to partner with the organization. Simply contribute on your annual membership application. With a gift of $15, you ensure that every girl can participate in Girl Scouting. As you register to become a Girl Scout member, you can add a $15 donation upon check out. Start making a difference today!

Memorials and Honorariums

Honorarium and memoriam gifts are ways for you to honor loved ones. An honorarium acknowledges someone still living, while a memoriam is in memory of a person who is deceased.

Birthdays, anniversaries, recognition of an award, graduations or the passing of a loved one are all appropriate times to honor or remember those close to you, especially if they have a connection to Girl Scouts.

The council will send an acknowledgement to the person or family specified by the benefactor, and the benefactor will receive an acknowledgement of their donation for tax purposes.

Juliette Gordon Low Society and Planned Giving

Juliette Gordon Low Society
In March 1912, Juliette Gordon Low gathered just a few girls to begin the Girl Scouts. Juliette's outstanding leadership was matched by her stewardship when she converted the carriage house of her home into the first Girl Scout national headquarters, and she gifted the property to Girl Scouts in her will. In her memory, the Juliette Gordon Low Society was established to thank and honor friends of Girl Scouting who choose to make Girl Scouts part of their legacies and a beneficiary of their estate plans.

Join Today

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. 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 Tonya Andersen at 605-271-9703 or tandersen@gsdakotahorizons.org

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 Girl Scouts–Dakota Horizons as the full or partial beneficiary of your retirement plan. The benefit amount you specify will be distributed to Dakota Horizons, tax free.

Life Insurance
Life insurance provides a simple way to give a significant gift to Girl Scouts–Dakota Horizons with possible income tax benefits that you may enjoy during your lifetime. Name Dakota Horizons as a full or partial beneficiary when you create this plan.

Endowment
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 Girl Scouts–Dakota Horizons in perpetuity.

Charitable Gift Annuities
A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and Girl Scouts–Dakota Horizons where you agree to make a gift to Girl Scouts–Dakota Horizons and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

Trusts, real estate and donor advised funds are additional ways to leave a legacy. For specific questions regarding the best gift for your situation and tax advantages, please contact your financial and/or tax advisor.

For more information about leaving a legacy gift for Girl Scouts, please send us an email or call 605-336-2978. You can also find additional resources through Girl Scouts of the USA.

Monthly Giving

Your gift will go further when you invest in Girl Scouts–Dakota Horizons year-round. You will help ensure that every girl in our council can have access to our world class leadership development program. 

It’s convenient and makes a huge impact! Start your monthly giving today.

Other Ways to Give

Thrivent Financial has included Dakota Horizons as an organization eligible to receive Thrivent Choice© dollars! Thrivent members can visit their website to learn how to support Girl Scouts–Dakota Horizons.

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Girl Scouts–Dakota Horizons every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. Simply search for Girl Scouts—Dakota Horizons in AmazonSmile and select as the organization you would like to support.

Matching donations, or matching gifts, are donations many corporations give based on volunteer hours given or employee contributions, to support employee charitable giving, and to extend corporate philanthropy. Contact your employer to learn more. 

If you have questions, please let us know by email or call 605-336-2978.