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Make a donation to Girl Scouts of Central Maryland by mail or online!
Mail checks to:
GSCM
4806 Seton Drive
Baltimore, MD 21286

There are 8 ways to give and 25,000 reasons why! Thank you for supporting GSCM as we continue to serve 25,000 Girl Scouts in central Maryland. All gifts are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law. For more information contact Patricia A. Dash, Chief Development Officer, at 410.358.9711 ext. 232 or pdash@gscm.org.

Community ProgramsSponsor a GirlSponsor an EventCampershipsWorkplace GivingPropertiesHonor and Memorial GiftsPlanned Gifts/Juliette Gordon Low SocietyOther Ways to Support GSCM

Community Programs

Please sponsor a Girl Scout to participate in a Community Program. It costs $104.45 for 1 girl to participate in one 6-week, in-school Community Program encouraging cooperation & teamwork in: STEM, anti-bulling, reading, healthy lifestyles, and financial literacy. $512,521 is the cost for 5,000 girls in grades K-5 to receive this supplemental academic support each year, 100% aligned with the Maryland State Education Department curricula.

Sponsor a Girl

A gift of $15.95, per month, or $47.86 per quarter would allow 1 child to be a Girl Scout for a year. A one-time, or a monthly, or a quarterly gift of any amount makes a difference. Only 80% of central Maryland’s Girl Scouts are to  pay the $22 to join. Additionally, the actual cost for each girl each year is $191.44 for Council to provide relevant, quality programs & services.

Sponsor an Event

Consider sponsoring all or even part of an Annual Event!

Girl Scout Gold Award Banquet   $10,000
Service Unit Kick-off Event  $2,000
The BIG Outdoors Event $6,000
Top Cookie Selling Ice Cream Social Event $5,000
The Annual Delegate Banquet $8,000
Alumnae & Distinguished Women’s Reunion $5,000

Camperships

Every girl can benefit from the experiences that summer camp buys, and no Girl Scout should miss camp because of a lack of funds. When you give for camperships you give financial assistance that is awarded to a Girl Scout to allow her to attend a Girl Scout summer camp program within the Council.

Click here to support a girl at camp!

Workplace Giving

Make your gift go even further! 15,000 U.S. companies Match Gifts…Does Yours?

Many companies will match gifts employees make to nonprofit organizations, including for volunteer hours served. Some even match gifts made by retirees and spouses of employees.

Find out if your employer or other companies will match your gift to Girl Scouts of Central Maryland. Ask your Human Resources department if they match gifts to see if you can make your gift to GSCM go even further. For more information about the Matching Gifts & Workplace Giving, contact Jennifer Moumane, Director of Annual Giving, at jmoumane@gscm.org.

liveunited_uwcm_logoIf you prefer to give to GSCM through The United Way, the codes are:
8050 – Combined City & State Charity
83032 – Combined Federal
050 – Private Sector Campaign

Properties

Every dollar builds a better tomorrow. Consider supporting one or all five of GSCM’s properties!

The Urban Program & STEM Center
Camp Conowingo
Camp Ilchester
Camp Whippoorwill
Camp Woodlands
Click on the property names to learn more about each one!

Property needs range from the small to the multi-million dollar projects. Support all or a part of any project:

Adopt a Picnic Table $600
Adopt a Cabin $1,000
A new cabin roof $2,500   
Exterior Door(s) $300

New or used items can make a huge difference at GSCM properties. You will benefit from the tax-break and whole communities will benefit from your gift. The wish-list is available here.

Honor and Memorial Gifts

Honor your mother, father, sister, grandparent or any family member. Honor your troop leader or other special volunteer.

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 online, please provide all the acknowledgement instructions when completing the online giving form. GSCM will send a donation acknowledgement letter to the donor as well as send a card to the recipient as acknowledgement of your contribution.

The option of a Tribute Rose is also available. A Tribute Rose is a single yellow rose in a vase with baby’s breath and greenery along with a card. To donate in honor or memory of someone click here.

Planned Gifts/Juliette Gordon Low Society

Juliette’s outstanding leadership was matched by her stewardship when she converted the carriage house of her home into the first Girl Scout national headquarters, and she gifted the property to Girl Scouts in her will.

Juliette’s bequest was the beginning of planned giving to Girl Scouts. In her memory, the Juliette Gordon Low Society was established to thank and honor friends of Girl Scouting who choose to make Girl Scouts part of their legacies and a beneficiary of their estate plans. Providing a gift to Girl Scouts in your estate plans can include naming Girl Scouts as beneficiary of a:

  • Will
  • Retirement Plan
  • Living Trust
  • Donor Advised Fund
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Charitable Lead Trust
  • Remainder Gift of Real Estate
  • Any other gift that benefits Girl Scouts in the future

As a member of GSCM’s Juliette Gordon Low Society, you will be invited to attend special recognition and educational events. Other benefits include updates and news as well as becoming listed as a Society member in select Girl Scout publications and/or web site, access to digital resources and a special membership lapel pin.

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

If you would like more information about how you can become a member in a manner that benefits you, your heirs and Girl Scouts – please contact Berit Killingstad, Major Gifts Officer, bkillingstad@gscm.org or 410.358.9711, extension 225.

Interested in planned giving but you’re not sure where to begin? Check out these resources from GSUSA.

Other ways to support GSCM include:

 

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