When YOU support Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, you become part of empowering girls. Your support helps girls learn to be safe, think for themselves and lead the way for others. Imagine what an entire generation of girls can do, given confidence, skills and preparation to lead. DONATE NOW!
Because the national membership fees go directly to GSUSA, councils must seek other sources of funding. Girls need YOU to invest in them! Below are giving options that you can choose from to make your investment. You may also want to consider becoming a corporate sponsor or give of your time and volunteer.
Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1-888-830-4989. The license is not an endorsement by the State.
Gifts made to Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Each year we rely upon generous gifts from individuals and businesses to support the ongoing work of the council. These annual gifts ensure that girls experience fun programs where they make friends, learn new skills and serve the community. This critical support provides an opportunity for those who believe in the Girl Scout mission to give back to a greater cause.
Unless specified, all money from the Annual Giving Campaign goes toward the continuation and enhancement of the Girl Scout program. Gifts to the Annual Giving Campaign can also be made as an honorarium/memoriam gift. Your gift of any amount will help to provide enriching, educational and exciting activities for girls in your community!
Partnership for Girls
Partnership for Girls is a fundraising opportunity that equally benefits troops and our council. To have a strong Girl Scout experience, a girl needs both a strong troop and a strong council. Money raised through the Partnership for Girls campaign will be split 50/50 between GSCP2P and the troops who raise it. Campaign materials are below and questions can be directed to a campaign coach in your area.
Juliette Gordon Low Leadership Society
helping girls and young women grow up with courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place is exciting to you,
you love watching girls develop into tomorrow’s leaders for America,
you want a safe place for girls and young to learn and make friends in a girl-focused, girl-driven, girl only environment,
…then you understand the importance of Girl Scouts.
You can make a difference and ensure Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont continues to be the premier leadership development organization for girls by becoming a member of the Juliette Gordon Low Leadership Society. Give a gift of $1,000 or more and become a member of GSCP2P’s prestigious society and make a difference in so many girls’ lives!
Benefits of membership include:
- Handcrafted sterling silver pin, adorned with a small pearl, symbolizes your membership in the Juliette Gordon Low Leadership Society
- Invitations to special Society events during the year
- Recognition in the Annual Report
- Communications about programs and results throughout the year
In March of 1912, Juliette Gordon Low gathered just a few girls to begin the Girl Scouts. Juliette’s outstanding leadership was matched by her stewardship when 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, the Juliette Gordon Low Legacy Society was established to thank and honor friends of Girl Scouting who choose to make Girl Scouts part of their legacies and a beneficiary of their estate plans. Providing a gift to Girl Scouts in your estate plans can include naming Girl Scouts as beneficiary of a:
- Retirement Plan
- Living Trust
- Donor Advised Fund
- Life Insurance Policy
- Charitable Remainder Trust
- Charitable Lead Trust
- Remainder Gift of Real Estate
- Any other gift that benefits Girl Scouts in the future
When you leave Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont in your will, not only will you be recognized locally you will also become a national Juliette Gordon Low Society member as well.
As a Juliette Gordon Low Legacy Society member, you will be invited to attend special recognition and educational events. Other benefits include a subscription to the our council newsletter, listing as a Society member in select Girl Scout publications, access to digital resources and a special membership lapel pin.
If you have already named us as the beneficiary of a planned gift, please let us know. We will welcome you as a Juliette Gordon Low Leadership Society member. If you would like more information about how you can become a member – in a manner that benefits you, your heirs and Girl Scouts – please e-mail Grace M. Lewis, CFRE, or call 704-865-3245.
Time at camp can be a pivotal point where a girl masters a new skill, becomes independent in her daily activities and takes that final step to becoming a leader. That is why donations given to camp support are so important – all girls deserve a chance to go camp, no matter what their financial situation.
The average cost of a one-week summer resident camp is $320. Please consider giving a girl the gift of camp! Many times a partial scholarship makes it possible for a girl to have the great camp experience and an estimated 1,200 girls are able to attend camp as a result of generous donations.
Girl Financial Assistance
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is committed to ensuring that all girls have equal access to become a Girl Scout and financial assistance is available to girls who are new or registered members of the council.
Other Financial Support
Your gift to Girl Scouts Carolinas Peak to Piedmont is a lasting investment in the lives of girls in the communities we serve. Through your generosity, girls will grow into active and engaged members of their communities. Here are additional ways to support Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont.
The council also participates in United Way campaigns both as donors and as recipients of United Way donor designations.
Corporate Matching Gift Program
Many companies have matching gift programs through which they match dollar for dollar employees’ donations or have grants available for employees who volunteer their time. Check with your company’s department of human resources for details.
Memorials and Tributes
You may make a gift of celebration to recognize a graduate or someone’s anniversary, a memorial gift in memory of a loved one or friend or tribute gift to honor a girl, adult volunteer, family member or friend.
Special Projects and Endowments
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont also seeks to raise funds for endowment growth and other special projects and purposes. We challenge you to make a larger gift, to stretch beyond your regular amount. Such gifts may come from savings or brokerage accounts and represent a significant contribution.
These gifts are sometimes made during one’s lifetime and sometimes at death, as in the case of a bequest. They can involve cash and non-cash assets such as real estate, business holdings or other estate assets. Often, these charitable gifts to Girl Scouts can provide the donor with financial benefits as well. This type of gift calls for careful planning and usually requires the assistance of a professional advisor.
To speak to a staff member about making your legacy gift, please contact Grace Lewis or call 704-864-3245.