The Legacy Circle
Keep Girl Scout traditions alive for generations to come
Imagine providing a gift to all girls, for all time... one that promises a brighter future for generations of local Girl Scouts. A gift that shapes tomorrow's leaders and safeguards traditions that brought joy and inspiration.
As a member of our Legacy Circle you can do all of this... and more.
The Legacy Circle honors friends who have included Girl Scouts in their estate plans by naming Girl Scouts, San Diego-Imperial Council in their wills
or other life-income gifts. Members enjoy select social gatherings and events. They are recognized in our annual report, on our donor wall and receive a special "thank you" memento.
like bequests, living trusts and other life income gifts, allows anyone to make donations as part of their financial or estate planning. Planned gifts provide critical long-term support for our council, ensuring future generations of girls will experience the fun, education, and leadership skills only available through Girl Scouting.
Planned gifts may also provide:
What is a planned gift?
- Tax advantages
- Reduced estate taxes and capital gains
- Increased cash flow
Planned giving is a way of supporting non-profits and charities that allows philanthropic individuals to donate more than they 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.
Please contact us
to learn about other planned giving options. We will work with your attorney or tax adviser and create a plan that suits your personal circumstances.
Leave the world a better place. Join the Legacy Circle and empower future generations of girls to achieve their dreams.
To learn more about the Legacy Circle or other gift opportunities, contact Gift Planning Officer Merle Brodie
, (619) 610-0804.
If you have included Girl Scouts in your estate plans, we invite you to join the Legacy Circle. Simply email your name, address and telephone number to Merle Brodie
, Gift Planning Officer or call her at (619) 610-0804 so we may recognize your support and say "Thank you." Your information will remain confidential.
How to name Girl Scouts, San Diego-Imperial Council, Inc. as a beneficiary to your will or estate plan
We recommend consult your attorney or financial advisor. You can establish a new will or trust, or simply amend the existing document.
This sample language may be helpful:
I give Girl Scouts, San Diego-Imperial Council, Inc., a 501c(3) Corporation with Tax ID# 95-1644585, having its principal office at 1231 Upas Street, San Diego, CA 92103, $________________ to be used for its general purposes.
Thank you for supporting Girl Scouts.