The first planned gift in the Girl Scout Movement came from our founder, Juliette Gordon Low. After converting the carriage house of her home into the first Girl Scout national headquarters, she gifted the property to Girl Scouts in her will. Carry on her legacy and make Girl Scouts a beneficiary of your estate plans when you become a member of the Juliette Gordon Low Society.
Planned giving is a way of supporting non-profits and charities that allows philanthropic individuals to donate more than they normally could, given their current income or financial situation. Some planned gifts offer the donor a life-long income. Others use estate and tax planning techniques to maximize the gift and minimize its impact on the donor's estate. Most result in significant tax benefits.
Planned gifts can include bequests through wills or living trusts, charitable remainder trusts, and gift annuities. You can also name our council as a full or partial beneficiary to a life insurance policy or retirement account. Our council can also help plan for gifts of real estate, personal property, and securities.
Making a planned gift to Girl Scouts can include naming Girl Scouts as the beneficiary of any of the following:
Charitable gift annuity
Life insurance policy
Charitable remainder trust
Charitable lead trust
Remainder gift of real estate
Any other gift that benefits Girl Scouts in the future
Contact Chief Development Officer Tonya Schweitzer, 502-413-2855, to learn more about the Juliette Gordon Low Society and other planned giving options. She will work with your attorney or tax advisor to create a plan that suits your personal circumstances.
If you have already included Girl Scouts in your estate plans, please contact Tonya Schweitzer to join the Juliette Gordon Low Society so we may recognize your support and say thank you. To learn more about planned giving through GSUSA, please visit legacy.girlscouts.org.
We recommend consulting your attorney or financial advisor. You can establish a new will or trust, or simply amend the existing document. Please use the legal name of our organization (Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana Inc.). This sample language may be helpful:
I give Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana Inc., a 501 (c) (3) corporation with Tax ID# 61-0444698, having its principal office at 2115 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206, $_____________ to be used for its general purposes.
We wish to express our gratitude to the following individuals and families who are committed to keeping Girl Scout traditions alive for generations to come through their participation in the Juliette Gordon Low Society.
For more information or a complete list of membership benefits, please contact Chief Development Officer Tonya Schweitzer, 502-413-2855.
|Donors||In Memoriam Donors|
|Lisa Actor||Estate of Ann B. Campbell|
|Erik and Eva Andersen Girl Scout Movement-Wide Challenge Planned Gift||Alfred C. & Gladys M. Carter Charitable Trust|
|Anonymous Donors||Estate of Lewis D. and Jean Cole|
|Dianne Belk and Lawrence Calder Girl Scout Movement-Wide Challenge Planned Gift||Estate of Bettie Coulter Cox|
|Vivian Blade||Estate of Jane C. Duerr|
|Christina Boyle||Estate of Hallie Embery|
|Ria Chandler||Estate of Josephine Feldman|
|Cecelia Cloos||Estate of Marcella L Glanz|
||Estate of Dale Grimsley|
|Jessica Cohagen||T. Walter Hardy, Jr. Charitable Trust|
|Anna Easter||Estate of Jane M. Heidtmann|
|Ginny Edwards||Estate of Betty Holmes|
|Maggie Elder||Ervin G. Houchens Charitable Trust|
|Fran Fach||Walter Jacobs Charitable Trust|
|Suzy Gessner||Joe McCarroll Charitable Trust|
|Phyllis Gilman||Estate of Marie Louise Mendelsohn Jenkins|
|Mary Haylee Hancock||Estate of Alice Paige Mewhinney|
|Sharon Handy||Estate of Dr. Marcella S. Modisett|
||Estate of Donald Muster|
|Lillette and Terry Krise
||Estate of Kenneth C. Owens|
|Terri Massey||Estate of Frances T. Peters|
|Margaret Moorman||Estate of Mary Gray Ralph|
|Kerry L Morris||Estate of Linda L. Rodman|
|Nancy Northrop||Estate of Louise J. Samuel|
||Alton J. Schneider Foundation|
|Colleen Reeve||Estate of Katherine Schwartz|
|Christa Faline Rodman|
|Cindy Rosch||Estate of Rosemary Redens Schwartzel|
|Gail P and Kurt E Ruga||Estate of Cynthia A. Shaw|
|Mary Sue Ryan||Estate of Virginia C. Steineker|
|Sharon Mathis-Satterly||Zella Switzer|
|Tonya Schweitzer||Martha Jean Willard Trust|
|Cynthia Torp and Brian Jones|
|Lora L. Tucker|
|Martha "Marty" Woelfel|