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The Juliette Gordon Low Society

"I didn’t have a lot of opportunity growing up in a low-income area of New Orleans. My grandmother funded my first year of Girl Scouts, through cookie sales I was able to continue and I did several years of camp through camperships. Girl Scouts gave me the confidence to enlist and serve in the Coast Guard for fifteen years, earn my degree and essentially claw my way out of poverty. I would not have been able to do that if Girl Scouts wasn’t in my life. I want to make sure all our girls have these opportunities."

Charissa Ramp, Juliette Gordon Low Society Member


Juliette Gordon Low Society members have made a commitment to share their legacy with the next generation of Girl Scouts by leaving a gift, of any amount, in their will, trust, or other account for Girl Scouts of Northern California.

By becoming a Juliette Gordon Low Society Member, you support the Girl Scouts’ experience: life-changing, girl-led programming that will launch her into a lifetime of leadership and building positive change—for her, for you, and for all of us.

Most importantly, you will provide a place for girls to practice the skills she’ll need to lead in every sphere in life. You help girls prepare themselves to become the leaders of tomorrow, to see that their potential is unlimited, and to pursue their dreams.

Make an Impact

Gifts That Cost You Nothing Down

A gift in your will to Girl Scouts of Northern California is one of the easiest ways to create your legacy for the next generation of girls.

  • Costs you nothing now to give in this way;
  • Flexible: You can alter your gift or change your mind at any time and for any reason
  • Lasting impact: Your gift will create your legacy of love for the incredible girls that Girl Scouts of Northern California, serves.

Sample Language for Your Will or Trust

“I give to Girl Scouts of Northern California, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 1650 Harbor Bay Parkway, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, or its successor thereto, ______________* [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.”

* If you are interested in supporting a specific project or program, it is best to discuss your plans with our planned giving professionals before completing your bequest language to confirm your wishes can be met.

Legal name: Girl Scouts of Northern California
Address: 1650 Harbor Bay Parkway, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501
Federal Tax ID number: 94-1551410

Create your Will for free! Trust & Will in partnership with GSUSA are offering a complimentary Will (up to $159 in value).

Gifts That Pay You Income

Charitable Gift Annuities

Income for life, lower taxes, and the influencing girl-leaders throughout the country. That is what happens when you create a legacy gift through a charitable gift annuity.

Benefits to you include:

  • Payments can be made as you prefer on an annual, quarterly or monthly basis.
  • A portion of the payout will be tax-free.
  • You receive an immediate tax receipt for a portion of your gift.
  • Your gift passes to Girl Scouts of Northern California outside of the estate process
  • You create your legacy of girl-leaders.

Charitable Remainder Trust

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 of Northern California.

Benefits to you include each of the following:

  • Receive income for life for you or your heirs
  • Receive a charitable income tax credit for the charitable portion of the trust
  • Create your legacy of girl-leadership
Gifts That Reduce Your Taxes

You can empower girls in leadership, entrepreneurship, and STEM to build a better world for all of us. What’s more, you can leave these generous gifts now and you may receive tax benefits to enjoy for yourself.

Life Insurance Policy Gift

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 of Northern California, or your local council, that demonstrates your commitment to unleashing G.I.R.L.s everywhere.

Potential benefits:

  • You could potentially reduce your income taxes;
  • You might possibly receive additional tax deductions if you make annual gifts so Girl Scouts would be able to continue to pay the premiums;
  • You can see firsthand how your gift supports our work if Girl Scouts cashes in the policy;
  • You can create your legacy. If Girl Scouts retains the policy to maturity, or you name it as a beneficiary, once the policy matures, the proceeds of your policy will be paid to Girl Scouts.

Gifts of Securities

You can use stocks, bonds, and mutual funds that have grown in value to create your legacy with Girl Scouts.

Potential benefits:

  • You may receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of what you give (up to a maximum percentage of your adjusted gross income as dictated by tax law);
  • You could possibly avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the value of the stock you give.

Savings Bonds

When you redeem savings bonds, you or the person you leave your bonds to will owe income tax on the gains.

Potential benefits: 

  • You might eliminate the income tax on bonds you own that have stopped earning interest and that you plan to redeem;
  • You may receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of what you give (up to a maximum percentage of your adjusted gross income as dictated by tax law);
  • You could possibly avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the value of the bonds you give.

When Girls Lead, the World Wins

Let us know that you are a Juliettte Gordon Low Society Member so we can recognize you and provide you with membership benefits. Simply fill out our form and send it to:

Lisa Ives
Manager, Individual Philanthrophy
1650 Harbor Bay Parkway, 
Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94502

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    Jana L. Barsten 

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    Ellen Bermingham and Tim Culler 

    Frank Bette 

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    Walter J. Bobkiewicz III 

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    Marian L. Gade and Jerry Michaels 

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    Teresa E. Gisske 

    Bev and Tom Graham 

    Dr. Trudy Gross and Mrs. Stacey Martinsky 

    Deanna P. Gumina, Ph.D.  

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    Michelle R. Harvey 

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    Kathleen A. Horton 

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