ways to give
Make a donation to Girl Scouts of Central Maryland by mail or online!
Mail checks to:
4806 Seton Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215
There are 9 ways to give and 25,000 reasons why! Thank you for supporting GSCM as we continue to serve 25,000 Girl Scouts in central Maryland. All gifts are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law. For more information contact the Fund Development Team at email@example.com.
Fund the Mission
Girl Scouts of Central Maryland would like to thank the many individuals, corporations and foundations who support our mission. Funding the Mission locally means that you are ensuring that today’s girls become tomorrow’s leaders as they build their courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place.
As Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Girls grow courageous and strong through a wide variety of enriching experiences, such as field trips, skill-building sports clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships.
Girl Scouts helps girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others.
As an investor, your donation makes a difference in the lives of the 25,000 girls served annually.
For more information about how you can support Girl Scouts, please contact the Fund Development Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please sponsor a Girl Scout to participate in a Community Program. It costs $104.45 for 1 girl to participate in one 6-week, in-school Community Program encouraging cooperation & teamwork in: STEM, anti-bulling, reading, healthy lifestyles, and financial literacy. $512,521 is the cost for 5,000 girls in grades K-5 to receive this supplemental academic support each year, 100% aligned with the Maryland State Education Department curricula.
For more information about how you can support Community Programs, please contact the Fund Development Team at email@example.com; or Berit Killingstad at firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 410.358.9711.
Sponsor a Girl
A gift of $15.95, per month, or $47.86 per quarter would allow 1 child to be a Girl Scout for a year. A one-time, or a monthly, or a quarterly gift of any amount makes a difference. Only 80% of central Maryland’s Girl Scouts are to pay the $22 to join. Additionally, the actual cost for each girl each year is $191.44 for Council to provide relevant, quality programs & services.
Sponsor an Event
Consider sponsoring all or even part of an Annual Event!
Girl Scout Gold Award Banquet $10,000
Service Unit Kick-off Event $2,000
The BIG Outdoors Event $6,000
Top Cookie Selling Ice Cream Social Event $5,000
The Annual Delegate Banquet $8,000
Alumnae & Distinguished Women’s Reunion $5,000
Every girl can benefit from the experiences that summer camp buys, and no Girl Scout should miss camp because of a lack of funds. When you give for camperships you give financial assistance that is awarded to a Girl Scout to allow her to attend a Girl Scout summer camp program within the Council.
Make your gift go even further! 15,000 U.S. companies Match Gifts…Does Yours?
Many companies will match gifts employees make to nonprofit organizations, including for volunteer hours served. Some even match gifts made by retirees and spouses of employees.
Find out if your employer or other companies will match your gift to Girl Scouts of Central Maryland. Ask your Human Resources department if they match gifts to see if you can make your gift to GSCM go even further. For more information about the Matching Gifts & Workplace Giving, contact the Fund Development Team at email@example.com.
If you prefer to give to GSCM through The United Way, the codes are:
8050 – Combined City & State Charity
83032 – Combined Federal
050 – Private Sector Campaign
Every dollar builds a better tomorrow. Consider supporting one or all five of GSCM’s properties!
When making a donation to support GSCM Properties, please indicate which property you wish to support in the comment box provided on the donation page.
Property needs range from the small to the multi-million dollar projects. Support all or a part of any project:
Adopt a Picnic Table $600
Adopt a Cabin $1,000
A new cabin roof $2,500
Exterior Door(s) $300
Honor and Memorial/Tribute Gifts
Honor your mother, father, sister, grandparent or any family member. Honor your troop leader or other special volunteer.
Honor and Memorial/Tribute Cards
Make a contribution online or by mail in honor of a special person in your life to show your appreciation, in sympathy to the family for the loss of a loved one or even as a way to congratulate someone for their birthday, graduation, special recognition, service awards or event for a girl who has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award. If you choose to make an honor/memorial contribution online, please provide all the acknowledgement instructions when completing the online giving form. GSCM will send a donation acknowledgement letter to the donor as well as send a card to the recipient as acknowledgement of your contribution.
Honor and Memorial/Tribute Roses
The option of a Tribute Rose is also available with a donation of $75. A Tribute Rose is a single yellow rose in a vase with baby’s breath and greenery along with a card.
Honor and Memorial/Tribute Bricks
You can also choose to honor a loved one by donating $100 for an engraved brick. Click here to see an example of an engraved brick.
For more information about how you can honor a loved one, please contact the Fund Development Team at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Berit Killingstad at email@example.com; or call 410.358.9711
Planned Gifts/Juliette Gordon Low Society
Juliette’s outstanding leadership was matched by her stewardship when 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, the Juliette Gordon Low Society was established to thank and honor friends of Girl Scouting who choose to make Girl Scouts part of their legacies and a beneficiary of their estate plans. Providing a gift to Girl Scouts in your estate plans can include naming Girl Scouts as beneficiary of a:
- Retirement Plan
- Living Trust
- Donor Advised Fund
- Life Insurance Policy
- Charitable Gift Annuity
- Charitable Remainder Trust
- Charitable Lead Trust
- Remainder Gift of Real Estate
- Any other gift that benefits Girl Scouts in the future
As a member of GSCM’s Juliette Gordon Low Society, you will be invited to attend special recognition and educational events. Other benefits include updates and news as well as becoming listed as a Society member in select Girl Scout publications and/or web site, access to digital resources and a special membership lapel pin.
If you have already named GSCM as the beneficiary of a planned gift, let us know. We will welcome you as a Juliette Gordon Low Society member.
If you would like more information about how you can become a member in a manner that benefits you, your heirs and Girl Scouts – please contact Berit Killingstad, Major Gifts Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org or 410.358.9711 ext 225.
Interested in planned giving but you’re not sure where to begin? Check out these resources from GSUSA.
Other ways to support GSCM include:
- Join the S’mores and More Alumnae Group
- Shop online at Amazon Smile and designate GSCM as your charity of choice
- Donate your vehicle to Vehicles for Change and designate GSCM as your charity of choice
- Support the Girl Scout Cookie Program
- Become a volunteer
- New or used items can make a huge difference at GSCM properties. You will benefit from the tax-break and whole communities will benefit from your gift. The wish-list is available here.