LEAVE YOUR LEGACY FOR SCOUTING
THE CHALLENGE OF THE FUTURE
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 tributes learned as a youth will continue throughout life. Today?s Scouts will become tomorrow?s leaders in all walks of life.
To ensure that Scouting grows and continues to be a thriving force in shaping tomorrow's leaders today, the Garden State Council Scouts have embarked on an aggressive endowment program calling for a large percentage of its annual operating budget to come from endowment investments, where the principle remains untouched. In order to achieve this goal, the Scouts must build its current endowment fund.
You can help! Invest in the future of Scouting and become a member of the Heritage Society. Rest assured that your gift remains intact and that only the interest from the investment is used to promote and fund existing Scouting programs, thereby building a legacy for future generations. Gifts ? large or small ? can consist of cash, securities and a variety of other forms.
Giving opportunities that grow:
- James E. West Fellowship Award: named after the the first Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America, supporters who contribute $1,000 or more in cash or securities receive a James E. West lapel pin, a personalized certificate and leader knot.
- The 1910 Society: supporters honor the date of the founding of the Boy Scouts of America by making a gift of $25,000 or more to the the endowment fund.
- The Founders Circle: donors are recognized for deferred gifts of $100,000 or more
- The Founders Club recognizes donors who make a deferred gift designation from $1,000 to $100,000.
Garden State Council's Heritage Society has been established as a recognition program for those who have or will make provisions for a gift to the Endowment Fund. You can make sure your current gift continues in perpetuity.
Download the members of the Heritage Society and James West Fellow members.
LEAVE YOUR PRESENT CONTRIBUTION FOREVER!
You may be a long-time supporter of Scouting, Have you considered perpetuating your current gift with a planned gift in your estate?
For example, if you give $500 a year to Scouting, a gift in your estate of $10,000 would generate
$500 in earnings therefore perpetuating your gift forever. What a wonderful legacy for a great cause!
This can be in the form of a current gift or a pledge for an eventual bequest to help perpetuate the Scouting program. A donor may choose the type of gift that best suites his/her personal situation from the many charitable giving methods described in our Planned Giving brochure.
An individual qualifies as a ?lifetime member? of the Society..............
By making an initial gift of five thousand dollars or more or ann outright or deferred contribution to the Council's Endowment Trust Fund.
A member receives
a handsome certificate, lapel pin, a permanent recognition for having his/her name placed on the beautiful Heritage Society plaque, located in the Council Headquarters, The Society also honors its members at an annual recognition social.
We have a qualified staff at the Garden State Council, Boy Scouts of America to assist you with your charitable gift preparation (856-327-1700) and encourage you to discuss any planning with your tax advisor or legal counsel. Or email us for more information.
For More Information on Planned Gifts
Your gift to the Scout Memorial Fund is your recognition of a special occasion or person. It can be a birthday, rank advancement, anniversary, job promotion or to honor the memory of a family member or friend. The announcement of donors who have contributed to this fund will be included on this website and also in our monthly newsletter. Our Memorial Fund recognizes the contributor and routes a dignified notification to the honoree or family. All proceeds support Scouting programs for the more than 13,000 youth served in the Garden State Council.
Memorials/Tributes/Recognitions for Sept.-Dec., 2008
In Memory Of:
John Bacon by Thomas Merrick
Walter Reeves by William Reeves
Matthew Wolfe by Grant Bolling
Sherrylee Brody Petril by Ron Pierson