In March of 1912, Juliette Gordon Low gathered 18 girls in Savannah, GA to begin Girl Scouts. Since then, Girl Scouts has grown to be the largest organization serving girls in the United States – more than three million strong. Juliette’s outstanding leadership was matched by her stewardship. 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.
Juliette’s bequest was the beginning of planned giving to Girl Scouts. In her memory and on the occasion of the 100th anniversary, the national Juliette Gordon Low Society was established to thank and honor friends of Girl Scouting who, like Juliette, choose to make Girl Scouts part of their legacy and beneficiary of their estate.
Becoming a Member
To become a member, simply notify the council of your donation. We understand your will is a confidential document. The council does not need to know the amount of your bequest or other planned gift.
A planned gift to the Girl Scouts of Citrus can offer you many advantages, which may include estate or income tax benefits; variable or fixed income for your life or the life of someone you care about; capital gains savings, and the satisfaction of leaving behind a legacy that will ultimately benefit thousands of girls in central Florida.
Such gifts can include naming Girl Scouts of Citrus as a beneficiary of a:
· Retirement Plan
· Living Trust
· Donor Advised Fund
· Life Insurance Policy
· Remainder Gift of Real Estate
· Any other gift that benefits Girl Scouts of Citrus in the future
How to Name Girl Scouts of Citrus as a Beneficiary
We recommend consulting with your attorney or financial advisor to amend your existing will or trust or establish a new one.
Benefits of Membership
- A Juliette Gordon Low Society Pin and Certificate
- Invitations to special Girl Scout events
- Recognition as a member of the Juliette Gordon Low Society in council publications
- Recognition at the council’s Friends of Girl Scouts of Citrus Luncheon
Memorials and Tributes
If you have a loved one who is passionate about Girl Scouting, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or celebrate a special occasion while supporting Girl Scouts. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and will allow us to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Tribute gifts allow you to recognize someone that has made an impact on your life while supporting Girl Scouts. Upon receipt of a tribute gift, a thank you card will be sent to the honoree informing them that a gift has been received in their honor. For memorial gifts, a card will be sent to the honoree’s family. You will also receive an acknowledgement letter.