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Goals & Benefits

There are many ways to make a gift to Girl Scouts of the USA and/or Girl Scout council of your choice. Take a look at some of the options designed to help you to achieve different goals, and feel free to contact us with questions.

Your Goal

Your Strategy

Your Benefits

Make a gift for GSUSA and/or Girl Scout council of your choice’s future that costs you nothing now.

Include a gift from your will or trust (cash, specific property, or a share of the estate).

A great way to help GSUSA and/or Girl Scout council of your choice build financial strength and provide resources that maintain our traditions.

Avoid capital gains liability and take an income tax deduction.

Use appreciated securities instead of cash to make your gift.

Buy low and give high — while avoiding capital gains tax.

Leave more of your estate to your heirs.

Name GSUSA and/or Girl Scout council of your choice as beneficiary of your retirement plan, and leave less-taxed assets to family.

Eliminate income tax on retirement plan assets, and free up other property to pass to your heirs.

Continue to receive benefits back from the assets you give to GSUSA and/or Girl Scout council of your choice — and thus make a larger gift.

Create a life-income plan like a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder annuity trust or charitable remainder unitrust.

Receive income for your lifetime, receive a charitable deduction, and diversify your holdings.

Create a long-term gift that won't draw funds from your estate.

Create a new life insurance policy, or donate a paid-up policy of coverage you no longer need.

Increase your ability to make a significant gift to GSUSA and/or Girl Scout council of your choice.

Reduce gift and estate taxes and leave more of your assets to your heirs.

Create a charitable lead trust to pay income to GSUSA and/or Girl Scout council of your choice for a fixed time, then pay the remainder to your heirs.

Reduce gift and estate taxes, and freeze the taxable value of growing assets before they pass to your family.


To determine what type of planned gift might best suit your goals, assets and age, click here.



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