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
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 Kate Reed at 605-271-9710 or firstname.lastname@example.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 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.
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.