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Invest in girls. Change the world.

At Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, we believe that when girls succeed so does society.  We give girls a place to discover their passions, find their voice and make a positive impact in their communities.

We need your help to ensure that every girl in central Maryland develops the confidence that Girl Scouts nurtures. An investment in girls through Girl Scouts is a commitment to help the next generation of self-sufficient and capable women.

You can make a difference today!  100% of every dollar donated stays with our Council to support our local Girl Scouts.  There are so many ways to support Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, choose the ones that are right for you.

Thank you for standing with us as we proudly stand up for 24,000 girls in central Maryland. 

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Friendship Circle

A monthly gift of $5 quickly turns into $60!  Partner with GSCM and invest in the long-term success of girls in central Maryland with convenient monthly gifts.

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Family Partnership Campaign
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“Girl scouting is important to me and to my community; if I can change one girl’s life for the better, I have made a difference for everyone she knows.”

-Girl Scout Parent & Volunteer

The Family Partnership Campaign is a way for Girl Scout families and members to invest in a girls’ future by financially supporting programs, camp improvements, financial assistance, volunteer support and other critical services. 

Help girls across our 7 counties take part in the Girl Scout experience!  Here’s what your gift can do:

  • $150  STEM programming for a Troop
  • $100  A month of food for animals at the Nature Center
  • $42   A Girl Scout Brownie uniform for one girl
  • $22   Membership for one girl that includes the Council service fee
  • $5   The cost of a Gold or Silver award workshop

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Giving Society

Your acknowledgement of Girl Scouts’ mission and your trust in us to deliver it are the ultimate gifts. Through our Giving Society, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland expresses our deep gratitude and shows benefactors how their generosity helps girls live the mission of Girl Scouting.

Emerald Society      Gifts of $1,000-$4,499

Benefits includes:                                                

  • Recognition in the Annual Report* and at the Annual Meeting
  • Special invitations to GSCM events
  • 2 tickets to the Distinguished Women's Award Ceremony

LEADERSHIP SOCIETY

Courage Circle      Gift of $5,000-$9,999   

All the above recognition, plus 4 tickets to Distinguished Women’s Award Ceremony

Confidence Circle     Gifts of $10,000-$24,999

All the above recognition, plus a private luncheon with CEO Violet M. Apple

Charcter Circle     Gifts of $25,000+

All the above recognition, plus one free camp rental

*Benefactors may decline public recognition.

For more information on our Giving Society, contact Katrina Straker, Chief Development Officer, at 800.492.2521, Ext. 232 or kstraker@gscm.org 

Click here for form. 

Planned Giving: Juliette Gordon Low Society

Become a member of the Juliette Gordon Low Society by including Girl Scouts of Central Maryland in your will, as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, naming Girl Scouts of Central Maryland in a charitable trust agreement, or by making a gift of $1,000 or more to the endowment.

If you have already named Girl Scouts of Central Maryland as the beneficiary of a planned gift, let us know.  We will welcome you as a Juliette Gordon Low Society member.

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of appreciated stock or securities can provide you with the opportunity to make a substantial gift to our Council, avoid capital taxes and use the gift as a charitable tax donation.

Here are the simple steps to transferring appreciated stock and securities to the Council. 

Employer Matching & Volunteer Grants

Do you know if your company matches your gift to Girl Scouts of Central Maryland or donates to your Girl Scout volunteer hours?

Follow these easy steps to find out!

  • Download our list of companies who will match your gift
  • Talk to your HR Department and let them know you want to make your Girl Scout donation match
  • Email us at giving@gscm.org to let us know your gift will be matched

 

Workplace Giving

Many city, state and federal employers offer charitable workplace giving programs to current employees and retirees.  Use the codes below to designate your workplace gift to Girl Scouts of Central Maryland.  Giving through the workplace provides us with sustainable funds that help us deliver the best to our Girl Scouts!

Baltimore City Combined Charity Campaign

8050 

Maryland Combined Charity Campaign

520780207

Combined Federal Campaign

83032 

United Way of Central Maryland 

050 
Honor and Memorial/Tribute Gift

Make a contribution online or by mail in honor of a special person in your life to show your appreciation, in sympathy to the family for the loss of a loved one or even as a way to congratulate someone for their birthday, graduation, special recognition, service awards or event for a girl who has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award.

If you choose to make an honor/memorial contribution, please provide all the acknowledgment instructions when completing the online giving form. GSCM will send a donation acknowledgment letter to the donor as well as send a card to the recipient as acknowledgment of your contribution.

Honor and Memorial/Tribute Gift form

Annual Report & 990

Every year, we recognize and thank our donors for the difference they are making for girls in our Annual Report , as well as those who have had a gift given in their honor or memory.

In addition, in order to maintain our commitment to transparency, our 2014 IRS 990 form is available to read.

Vehicles for Charity
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Wondering what to do with your used car or truck? Donating your old vehicle to Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, is convenient, easy, and may qualify you for a tax deduction. And best of all, your donation of a used car or truck will make a big difference in supporting Girl Scout programs and activities for your girl and all girls in central Maryland!

Why not donate your vehicle today?  All you need to do is to complete our simple online form or call 866.628.2277 and we’ll take care of the rest. We will pick up your vehicle, arrange to have your donation towed, and provide you a tax-deductible receipt, all at no charge to you. Call 1-866-628-2277 or fill out our online form

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