The Juliette Gordon Low Society honors individuals who demonstrate a deep commitment to Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi by making a planned gift.
After Juliette Gordon Low gathered 18 girls together to begin Girl Scouts in her Savannah home in early 1912, she converted the carriage house of her home into the first Girl Scout national headquarters. She then gifted the property to Girl Scouts in her will. Juliette's bequest was the beginning of planned giving to Girl Scouts. In her memory, 100 years later, the Juliette Gordon Low Society has been established to thank and honor friends who choose to make Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi part of their legacies and a beneficiary in their estate plans.
Examples of planned gifts that will help to ensure the future of Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi for generations to come are:
You can name Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi in your will, directing a portion of your assets or your estate's residuary balance to the council.
You can name Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi as the beneficiary of retirement plans, which may allow you to give more than you thought possible while minimizing taxes that may otherwise reduce these assets.
You can name Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi as the owner and/or beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy.
If you have already named Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi as the beneficiary of a planned gift, let us know. Simply complete our Planned Giving form to notify our Development Office of your intentions. If you or your financial advisor would like more information on the Juliette Gordon Low Society or planned giving, contact Becky Traweek, Chief Executive Officer, at 601.366.0607.
GSGMS gratefully acknowledges the generous establishment of the Dianne Belk and Lawrence Calder Girl Scout Movement-wise Challenge Planned Gift to benefit Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi. What a blessing to know it is to know that they are committed to the future of Girl Scouts in our state!
By including Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi in your estate plan, you will continue Juliette's legacy — building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.