The Girl Scout Legacy
The history of the Girl Scout Movement is fascinating and even more exciting is what the future holds for girls in the Girl Scouts. Juliette Gordon Low started this Movement in 1912 when she placed her historic telephone call exclaiming, “Come right over! I’ve got something for the girls of Savannah, and all ofAmerica, and all the world, and we’re going to start it tonight!” Girl Scouting has since grown to over 50 million girls and women.
Juliette envisioned a place just for girls where they could reach out, try new things, and achieve their dreams. Today Girl Scouting provides a safe, positive place for girls to explore and grow. They develop the courage to stand up for what they believe; build the self-confidence needed to make wise, healthy decisions; learn to relate to and care for others and take action to improve the world. But most of all, girls learn to be leaders.
Diamonds Council wants to ensure the future of the organization by developing an Endowment that will hold the corpus in perpetuity, and only use the income from the corpus for programs, memberships, scholarships, and camperships for our girl members. Your support will make a difference.
About the Second Century Endowment
In 2011, Sally and the late Randle Yarberry of Benton generously began the Second Century Endowment in honor of their daughter, Linda Ann Bragg, who today serves on the Diamonds Council Board of Directors. The Endowment was started as a tribute to the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting and to support Girl Scouting as it moves toward its 200th year.
Download the Second Century Endowment Brochure for complete information about the Second Century Endowment, as well as, ways to give.
How to Make Your Endowment Gift
There are numerous ways to contribute to the Second Century Endowment. Below are options to fit any budget!
Second Century Endowment Authorization Form
- Naming the Diamonds Council in your will
- Establishing a charitable trust
- Making a direct gift of cash, assets, or property
- Naming the Diamonds Council as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement fund
- Giving tributes/memorials in a persons name
- Giving securities, IRAs, Real Estate, Tangible Personal Property, Charitable Remainder Trusts
The Evergreen Society
The Evergreen Society is a giving circle associated with the Second Century Endowment. To become a member, a donor makes a multi-year commitment of at least $1,000 per year for five years or a donation that equals one of the giving levels listed below. By being a part of the Evergreen Society, you are giving to the Second Century Endowment. This means that your gift will be kept in perpetuity with only the income being used.
The giving levels are:
- Diamond: $50,000; $10,000 for 5 years, or in one installment
- Emerald: $25,000; $5,000 for 5 years, or in one installment
- Ruby: $10,000; $2,000 for 5 years, or in one installment
- Sapphire: $5,000; $1,000 for 5 years, or in one installment
Donors will receive a special memento associated with the level of giving. Evergreen Society donors will be listed in the Annual Report each year.