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Opportunities – Invest in Girl Scouts

MT State Employees’ Charitable Giving Campaign

Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming (GSMW) has been selected as one of the nonprofit organizations elegible to receive funds through the Montana State Employees’ Charitable Giving Campaign (SECGC).

The SECGC is an annual opportunity for state employees to give to a nonprofit of their choosing, through payroll contributions. Check the Montana Employee CGC Website for the updated Girl Scout identity number and specific information related to SECGC.

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Family Partnership Campaign

To provide the Girl Scout experience to each of our members and in order for Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming to remain the dynamic organization we are today, we ask for your support.

The Family Partnership Campaign is an opportunity for families of members to partner with Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming each year to help provide…

  • Leadership experiences for all members
  • Essential volunteer development programs
  • Maintenance of our six camp properties
  • Funding for families who require financial assistance for programs, materials, and dues

While a girl pays $15 a year to join Girl Scouts, the council’s cost to provide a year of high-quality programs is significantly more. If you believe in the value of Girl Scouting, we ask you to participate. The $15 Girl Scout membership fee goes directly to GSUSA—no portion of it stays within the Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming Council.

One hundred percent of the monies from the Family Partnership Campaign stay within Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming and our local communities. Campaign funds are used to safely train volunteers to work with girls, help keep program fees low, provide resources for repair and upgrades of camp properties, and support events and activities enjoyed by adult volunteers and girls throughout Montana and Wyoming.

If you can answer “yes” to any of the following questions, you have benefited from Family Partnership contributions:

  • Have you attended Girl Scout leader training?
  • Have you used council forms to facilitate a trip, money-earning activity or event?
  • Have you received help from a council staff member that solved a problem
  • Have you used council supplies or other property for a community service event?
  • Has anyone in your troop attended Girl Scout summer camp in Montana and/or Wyoming?

Your contribution—along with the donations of hundreds of other Family Partners—help fund essential components of the Girl Scout experience. We rely on your support to help provide girls with the experiences, memories and skills that will serve them all their lives. The Family Partnership Campaign is an investment in your daughter, your troop, your council and your community.

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In-Kind Donations

In-kind donations are another way that individuals and businesses can support Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming. In-kind donations are non-cash gifts of materials or services and are a valued way of supporting the Girl Scouts in Montana and Wyoming. These types of donations are tax deductible in accordance with IRS regulations.

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Honorarium and Memorial Gifts

Honorarium and memorial gifts are the ideal way for you to honor a loved one. An honorarium is made in honor of someone still living while a memorial is in memory of a person(s) who is deceased.

Birthdays, anniversaries, recognition of an award, graduations or the passing of someone are appropriate times at which you could honor or remember those close to you, especially if they have a connection to our organization.

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Planned Giving

A planned gift is a donor’s commitment to benefit Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming (GSMW) or Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) through a gift that takes effect at death or after a term of years. When you include  Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming (GSMW), or Girl Scouts of the USA in your will or other estate plans you will provide the financial power the organization needs to help future generation of girls receive the best program and the best resources we can provide to help them become their personal best. Planned gifts to  Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming (GSMW), or  GSUSA include:

  • Bequests
  • Retained Income Gifts
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Plan Benefits

Since the information on this site is not intended as legal, tax, or investment advice, it is highly recommended that prospective donors consult with their own tax or legal advisers prior to making a planned gift. Please call our development office if you desire additional information.

 

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Send a Girl to Camp

Girl Scout Camp is designed to give every girl the chance to succeed, build friendships, challenge herself and have fun. Girls grow in self-confidence, increase their circle of friends, and discover the power and fun of being a girl. Camping is a great way to build new skills, get a sense of community, and develop a deep appreciation for nature. Your donation can change the life of a girl by opening the door to new experiences in the natural world.

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Cookie Purchases

Your purchase of Girl Scout cookies helps to fund Girl Scout programs. Girls are able to attend camps, travel, and reach their goals through the Cookie Sales program. When you purchase cookies, you are supporting the Financial Literacy program, where girls learn the 5 Skills: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills, and Business Ethics.

5 skills PDF: 2012_Cookie5Skills_Booklet_SinglePages

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If you’re interested in learning more about donation opportunities or making a donation, call council headquarters at 800.736.5243 or email Sue, at: sued@gsmw.org. We would love to visit with you and determine how we can meet your needs while supporting Girl Scouts and giving girls the opportunities to grow and learn. Thank you!

Thank you for thinking of Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming when you have giving opportunities. Your gifts help girls to grow and become girls and women of courage, confidence and character!