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Ways to Give

Ways to Give

Today, you allow us to continue to build girls of courage, confidence and character – THANK YOU!

Your generosity enables our council to continue to make a difference in the lives of nearly 8,600 girls and 4,000 adult members annually. You can help us ensure that every girl in our region has in-depth, relevant programs and activities, have the ability to explore the outdoors and sell cookies, and make a difference in their neighborhood and the world.

You can make your gifts by clicking here; or call us at 605-336-2978; or print the DOWNLOADABLE PLEDGE FORM and mail it to us at Girl Scouts – Dakota Horizons, Attn: Fund Development, 1101 S Marion Road, Sioux Falls, SD 57106.

Individual Giving

Family Partnership

Girl Scouting prepares girls of all ages to face challenges, make daily sound decisions and help the world become a better place. However, not all Girls have the same financial opportunities as the rest.

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 or through a direct donation to our council. With a gift of $35, you ensure that every girl can participate in Girl Scouting.  

The 1912 Club

In March 1912, Juliette Gordon Low gathered just a few girls to begin the Girl Scouts.  Since 1912, Girl Scouts has given the opportunity for girls everywhere to change the world.  Today, we invite you to continue this effort by becoming a member of our 1912 Club.

The 1912 Club allows every girl the change to reach her highest potential.  By making a monthly, reoccurring gift of $19.12 to Girl Scouts–Dakota Horizons, you enable more opportunities for the future while honoring our past successes.  

For more information, contact our Development Staff at 605-336-2978 or click the "Subscribe" button below to join the club via PayPal. 

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of Stock is an appreciated method to make a contribution to Girl Scouts–Dakota Horizons. Donating issued stocks and/or bonds provides you with the opportunity to make a substantial gift to our council, avoids you capital gains taxes and the ability to gift as a charitable tax donation.

As a donor, you will receive an immediate income tax deduction for the fair market value and you will pay no capital gains tax on the transfer.  Pending the stock option, this may be more beneficial to you than giving cash.

Then Girl Scouts – Dakota Horizons will sell your securities and use the proceeds benefiting our council. 

Gifts in Kind

Girl Scouts–Dakota Horizons appreciates gifts of any kind. A Gift In-Kind is a special gift of a good or service that benefits our girls and council.  Girl Scouts–Dakota Horizons accepts and encourages Gifts In-Kind for special fundraising events, camps, and programs for our girls and supporters. If you are interested in donating a Gift In-Kind, please contact us so we can ensure it’s a fit with our need.

Hometown Heroes

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Volunteer

At Girl Scouts–Dakota Horizons, we are always seeking extra hands to help, no matter what the project or event. We look to engage all employees from a variety of companies in supporting our Council, giving to the Girl Scout mission, and assisting our dedicated staff. Please contact us for more information on ways to help.

Contact our Resource Development Team at 605-336-2978 for more information on ways to help.

Committees & Task Groups

In addition to the elected Board of Directors, volunteer committees and task groups contribute significantly to the success of Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons. With annual events and fundraisers, we seek committees and task groups to help guide and support our shared passion for the Girl Scout mission. 

Looking to get involved? Contact our Development Staff at 605-336-2978.

Amazon Smile

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.

Thrivent

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.

Planned Giving

Juliette Gordon Low Society

The Juliette Gordon Low Society recognizes individuals or businesses who make a planned or deferred gift to Girl Scouts–Dakota Horizons council, assuring that Girl Scouting will be available to future generations of girls.  

In March 1912, Juliette Gordon Low gathered just a few girls to begin the Girl Scouts.  Since then, Girl Scouts has grown to be the preeminent leadership organization for girls, serving everywhere in the United States with over three million strong. From her leadership, compassion and own personal bequest, Girl Scouts created the Juliette Gordon Low Society to continue to empower girls to reach their fullest potential and make the world a better place.

Gifts can include:

  • Will Bequests
  • Retirement Plans
  • Living Trusts
  • Donor Advised Funds
  • Life Insurance Policies
  • Remainder Gift of Real Estate
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Charitable Gift Annuity

We recommend consulting your tax advisor, financial planner and your attorney to begin the process of amending your plan or establishing a new one.

DOWNLOADABLE JULIETTE GORDON LOW SOCIETY DECLARATION OF INTENT FORM

Memorials and Honorariums

Memorials and honorarium gifts are ways for you to honor loved ones through a donation to Girl Scouts–Dakota Horizons.  An honorarium gift acknowledges someone special who is 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.

Girl Scouts–Dakota Horizons 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.

Corporate Giving

*Employee Engagement & Volunteering, Committees & Task Groups, Amazon Smile and Thrivent are available for Corporate Giving as well.*

Program Partnership

Become a program partner for one or more of our annual programs and events. Your partnership will be reaching an influential group of women and girls with varying levels of recognition including onsite event recognition, advertising, co-branded communications, printed materials, and calendar listing where available.

Our program partners can be:

  • Location
  • In-Kind Gifts
  • Financial sponsorships

Some of our programs include:

  • Cookie University
  • Day of Play
  • The BIG Event
  • Resident Camp
  • Mini Resident Camp
Event Sponsors

Many employers participate in corporate giving in multiple capacities. By supporting our mission through financial contributions, individual employee giving through payroll deduction, gifts in-kind, and volunteer time, Girl Scouts–Dakota Horizons is able to provide continued support that influence girls of all ages.

Our event sponsorships not only help us provide in-depth opportunities for girls, but also incorporates various levels of recognition to influential groups, businesses, and area supporters of Girl Scouting including onsite event recognition, advertising, co-branded communications, printed materials, and calendar listing where available.

Some of our events include:

  • Giving Hearts Day
  • Giving Tuesday
  • Cookies, Corks & Brews
  • Death By Chocolate
  • Conquer The Course
  • S’mores Day
  • Women of Distinction
Gifts in Kind

Girl Scouts–Dakota Horizons appreciates gifts of any kind.  A Gift In-Kind is a special gift of a good or service that benefits our girls and council.  Girl Scouts–Dakota Horizons accepts and encourages Gifts In-Nind for special fundraising events, camps, and programs for our girls and supporters.  If you are interested in donating a Gift In-Kind, please contact us so we can ensure it’s a fit with our need.

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of Stock is an appreciated method to make a contribution to Girl Scouts–Dakota Horizons. Donating issued stocks and/or bonds provides you with the opportunity to make a substantial gift to our council, avoids you capital gains taxes and the ability to gift as a charitable tax donation.

As a donor, you will receive an immediate income tax deduction for the fair market value and you will pay no capital gains tax on the transfer.  Pending the stock option, this may be more beneficial to you than giving cash.

Then Girl Scouts–Dakota Horizons will sell your securities and use the proceeds benefiting our council. 

The Joy Project

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