Thank you for considering a gift to support Girl Scouts of Colorado and join the Juliette Gordon Low Legacy Society.
Your Giving Options
The most common donations are outright gifts which we receive right away. But often donors prefer to hold on to assets, just to be sure they can meet their family’s future financial needs. If that’s your preference, you have excellent alternatives that will allow you to make a gift and create a lasting legacy that expresses your deeply-held cherished beliefs and values.
A planned, or legacy gift can be revocable—a charitable bequest in your will, for example—so that you can change your mind at any time. Or it can be irrevocable—given once and for all—so that you benefit from an immediate income tax deduction. The attraction of irrevocable legacy gifts is that they are deferred. You allocate an asset today, but the actual giving of the asset is put off for a while—often until after your lifetime (and that of a surviving beneficiary, if you wish). Until that time, you receive benefits from the gift. For example, with a charitable remainder trust, you receive regular lifetime payments from the asset after it’s placed in a trust, and then Girl Scouts of Colorado receives the remainder of the trust after you die. Or you could deed us a remainder interest in your home and still retain the right to live in it for life. Find out more about charitable gift annuities.
We’ve designed a brochure to summarize the benefits of the main types of charitable gifts. These methods are recommended for your consideration. We encourage you to seek the advice of your estate planning attorney or financial advisor when considering how to leave a lasting legacy. If you have any questions, please call us at 855-726-4726. We would be glad to help.