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Ways to Join

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There are many ways to make a legacy gift.

Here are the most common ways:

  • Make a bequest in your will.
    Suggested language is: “I give, devise and bequeath to the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, Inc. the sum of $__________ (or otherwise describe the gift or specify a percentage of the estate) to be used for its general purposes.”
  • Name the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York as a beneficiary of:
    A Life Insurance Policy
    A Retirement Account
    A Trust
  • Establish a Charitable Gift
    Annuity Donors over the age of 65 can establish a Charitable Gift Annuity with the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York and receive income for life. Donors of any age can establish Charitable Gift Annuities to benefit a parent or other beneficiary over the age of 65; the donor gets the tax deduction and the parent gets a lifetime guaranteed payment. Because of administrative costs, a minimum of $10,000 is required to establish a first annuity.

Information to include in estate planning documents if you are making a legacy gift to the Girl Scouts of Greater New York:

Legal Name: Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, Inc. 
Tax ID # 13-1624014 
Address: Girl Scouts of Greater New York
   Attn: Advancement Dept.
   40 Wall Street, Suite 708,
   New York, NY 10005


Juliette Low Society

Donors who make a legacy gift to the Girl Scouts of Greater New York are invited, if they wish, to become members of the Juliette Low Society. The Juliette Low Society recognizes forward-thinking individuals who have included the Girl Scouts in their estate plans.

If you have any questions about ways you can make a legacy gift, please contact Sasha Thompson, thank you.