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 two 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 our 100th anniversary, we established the national Juliette Gordon Low Society to thank and honor friends of Girl Scouting who, like Juliette, choose to make Girl Scouts part of their legacy and a beneficiary of their estate.
A Lasting Legacy
More than 59 million American women have enjoyed the excitement and camaraderie of Girl Scouts during their lifetime — and that number continues to grow as Girl Scouts continues to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
As time goes by, the needs of girls change, and we must change to keep up with them. Today, we are deeply committed to making sure that our Girl Scout Movement is ready to honor the spirit and promise of future generations of Girl Scouts.
Helping us move boldly into the future by including a gift to Girl Scouting in their estate plans is a group of very special people — the members of the Juliette Gordon Low Society.
Benefits of Membership
As a JGL Society member, you will be invited to attend special recognition and educational events. Other benefits include a subscription to the Society newsletter, listing as a Society member in select Girl Scout publications, access to digital resources and a special membership pin.
Many local Girl Scout councils have formed sister societies to honor estate intentions. If your gift is directed to one of these councils, you become a national Juliette Gordon Low Society member as well as a member of the local society, and will enjoy the benefits of both.
Becoming a Member
Please contact Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline for more information about becoming a member of the JGL Society or to inform us of your plans to help ensure the legacy of Girl Scouting by providing a gift to Girl Scouts in your estate plans. Such gifts can include naming Girl Scouts as beneficiary of a:
Your thoughtful and generous financial gift will help support and sustain Girl Scouting and will extend your involvement with the Movement beyond your lifetime.
You legacy will shine through the smiles, the laughter and the achievements of millions of Girl Scouts for years to come.
I was here. I made a difference
Contact Tammy Shank at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about planned giving, or call 540-777-5111 or 1-800-542-5905, ext. 111.