Help Girl Scouts in the Future - Plan for It Today
It can be as simple as naming Girl Scouts of Northern California as a beneficiary in your will or IRA.
What is Planned Giving?
Thank you for considering a deferred gift to Girl Scouts of Northern California. Please use this information to help in your legacy planning to meet your philanthropic goals. The information provided is for illustrative purposes only and should not be considered investment, legal, accounting, tax, or other professional advice. Please consult your own legal and/or financial advisor.
Girl Scouts of Northern California honors the generosity and vision of those who have chosen to include GSNorCal in their estate plans with the Forever Green Circle.
How Do I Join the Forever Green Circle?
Enrolling is simple. The only qualification for membership is to advise Girl Scouts of Northern California that a gift has been made in your estate plans. You do not need to disclose the type of gift, nor is it necessary to specify the gift amount. Legacy gifts can take many forms, including:
- Wills or trusts
- Retirement Plans or Insurance Assets
- Charitable Trusts
What if I Don't Want People to Know about My Estate Plans?
You may still be a Forever Green Circle member. We are happy to honor your wish to be anonymous and all information about your gift will remain confidential.
What are the Benefits of Becoming a Forever Green Circle member?
- Invitations to regional events
- Recognition on our donor wall at the Alameda office
- Recognition in annual reports and other forms of printed and permanent recognition, unless anonymity is requested
- A lifetime subscription to Inspire, our semi-annual newsletter highlighting Girl Scout programs and events in Northern California
What are My Options for Designating My Gift?
Girl Scouts of Northern California can accept unrestricted as well as some restricted use donations that assist current strategic program priorities. The important thing to remember in gift designation planning is to ensure that the language used to describe it can be easily interpreted by Girl Scouts of Northern California and your estate executor and can be used in accordance with GSNorCal’s Gift Acceptance Policies.
Sample Bequest Language:
I give the sum of [$______________] [___% of my estate] [describe real or personal property, including exact location] for the benefit of Girl Scouts of Northern California (Tax I.D. 94-1551410) to be used where the need is greatest.
Sample Trust Language:
The Trustee shall distribute [the remainder of the trust estate] [______% of the remainder of the trust estate] [$_____] [description of a particular asset held by the trust] to be used where the need is greatest at Girl Scouts of Northern California, Tax ID 94-1551410].
To become a member of the Forever Green Circle, or for more information, contact Stephanie Chew, senior director of gifts, at (800) 447-4475, ext. 1502, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information provided is for illustrative purposes only and should not be considered investment, legal, accounting, tax, or other professional advice. Please consult your own legal and/or financial advisor.