The Juliette Gordon Low Society is a special
group of supporters who have
made the commitment to share their legacy with the next generation.
You become part of this distinguished group when you leave a gift in your will, trust, or other account for Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma.
As a member of the Juliette Gordon Low Society, you will receive:
Diana Rogers Jaeger
Dianne Belk & Lawrence Calder Girl Scouts Movement-wide Challenge Planned Gift
Eva & Erik Anderson Girl Scouts Movement-wide Challenge Planned Gift
Find out more at HERE.
A gift in your will to Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma is one of the easiest ways to create your legacy in the next generation of girls because it costs you nothing now to give in this way, is flexible, and will create your legacy of love for the incredible girls that Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma serves.
Four simple ‘no-cost-now’ ways to give in your will:
GENERAL GIFT IN YOUR WILL
Leaves a gift of a stated sum of money in your will or living trust. For example, you might decide to leave each of your grandchildren $10,000. It’s considered to be ‘general’ because it doesn’t specify from where the money comes.
RESIDUAL GIFT IN YOUR WILL
Leaves what is left over after all other debts, taxes, and other expenses have been paid.
SPECIFIC GIFT IN YOUR WILL
Leaves a specific dollar amount, percentage, fraction, or specific items (collections, art, books, jewelry, and so on).
CONTINGENT GIFT IN YOUR WILL
Leaves a stated amount or share only if a spouse, family member or other heir/beneficiary does not live longer than you. In other words, your gift is contingent upon whether or not they survive after you.
You can mix these no-cost ways together. For example, you might consider leaving a specific percentage (such as 50%) of the residual to Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma contingent upon the survival of your spouse.
It’s easy to put your bank accounts, retirement funds, savings bonds, and more to use in creating a world impacted by Girl Scouts — and it costs nothing now.
By naming Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma as a beneficiary of these assets, you power the Movement to impact lives for future generations. Your gift could impact senate, science, business – the impact your gift makes through Girl Scouts becomes your personal legacy to the world.
Potential benefits of gifts by beneficiary designation:
To name Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma, as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, contact your bank or insurance company to see whether a change of beneficiary form must be completed.
How to change a beneficiary designation:
Income for life, lower taxes, and the influencing of girl-leaders. That is what happens when you create a legacy gift through a charitable gift annuity.
You can make a substantial impact through Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma while receiving tax-favorable income for you, your spouse, and your children. Many supporters like charitable gift annuities because of their attractive payout rates and their significant impact.
Benefits to you include:
Income for life for you and your family while reducing your taxes and launching remarkable girls into our world.
By using assets or cash to fund the trust, you receive income, and you receive an income tax credit the year in which you transfer your assets. The remaining portion of the trust, after all payments have been made, comes to Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma.
Benefits to you include each of the following:
You can transfer funds from your IRA directly to Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma. This is an effective way to have an immediate impact in the lives of young girls. Here’s how it works:
* Congress has waived the annual Required Minimum Distribution from IRA Accounts in the year 2020 as part of the CARES Act in response to COVID-19. Please consider seeking advice from your financial advisor or tax professional to understand how recent changes to laws governing retirement plans may impact you and your charitable gift.
When you give a memorial or tribute gift for Girl Western Oklahoma to honor someone special, you’re expressing your love, admiration, and gratitude for the most influential people in your life. Your gift will honor your loved one, create a lasting tribute, and help to prepare girls for leadership in every area of their lives.
You can donate appreciated real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch, or commercial property. This is an easy and effective way to reduce your taxes, protect your assets, and prepare girls for a lifetime of leadership. What’s more, you can leave this generous gift while you continue to use the property throughout your lifetime, and you may receive a tax deduction for your gift.
You can use stocks, bonds, and mutual funds that have appreciated in value to continue to give girls a place of their own. You may receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of the stock (up to a maximum of 30% of your adjusted gross income) and avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the value of the stock.
You can give gifts of property, including artwork, jewelry, or other assets. Gifts like these are tax deductible in the same way as gifts of cash. You can also attach conditions to the gift, such as the provision to live in the property during your lifetime.
A donation of cash is the most direct way to support Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma. You benefit from a charitable tax credit while you deliver the best leadership experience for girls, setting them up for a lifetime of success. You can make your gift onlinehere or by sending a check or money order by mail to:
Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma
6100 N Robinson Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
If you’re sending a check or money order, please let us know if you would like your gift to be used for a specific purpose.
Do you have a life insurance policy that has outlasted its original purpose? You can use it (or a percentage of it) to reduce your taxes and create a gift for Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma that demonstrates your commitment to girls everywhere.
You could consider donating real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch, or commercial property.
You can use stocks, bonds, and mutual funds that have grown in value to create your legacy with Girl Scouts.
When you redeem savings bonds, you, or the person you leave your bonds to, will owe income tax on the gains.