In March 1912, Juliette Gordon Low gathered 18 girls in Savannah, Georgia and began the Movement we know today as Girl Scouts. Since then, Girl Scouts has grown to be the largest organization serving girls in the United States—more than 2.7 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, GSUSA 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.
“My husband and I hope that others will join us in the Juliette Gordon Low Society as donors to this vital and demonstrably effective organization. And when they do, we encourage them to tell the[ir] council or Girl Scouts of the USA about their intent so they can be recognized and help spread the word about the power of planned giving.” - Dianne Belk
By including a gift to Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida in your estate plans, you can help support and sustain Girl Scouting while extending your involvement with the Movement beyond your lifetime. Such gifts can include naming Girl Scouts as a beneficiary of a:
Charitable Remainder Trust
Remainder Gift of Real Estate
Any other gift that benefits Girl Scouts in the future
Please contact our Resource Development Team at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about establishing your legacy and becoming a member of the Juliette Gordon Low Society.