Do you value the Girl Scout experience for your daughter and girls in our community? Join your fellow parents, volunteers, friends and community members to invest in Girl Scouting. Your gift to the Annual Fund can make a profound difference in the lives of girls in our community. With your support, we provide more opportunities for leadership development, career exploration, camping and other activities. You will also help us provide financial assistance for girls, training for our volunteers, and support other costs of providing excellent programs and great experiences for all girls. Your support helps us reach our goal to make Girl Scouting possible for every girl and to help them become the leaders of tomorrow.
Give in Honor or Memory of Someone Special
Recognize that special someone that has made an impact on your life. Tribute gifts allow you to recognize someone that has made an impact on your life while supporting Girl Scouts. Upon receipt of a tribute gift, a thank you card will be sent to the honoree informing them that a gift has been received in their honor. For memorial gifts, a card will be sent to the honoree’s family. You will also receive an acknowledgement letter. Please share your honoree’s contact information so we can ensure they receive the acknowledgement.
At Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland Council, we believe that every girl should have the opportunity to connect with those around her to make her community and the world a better place. Approximately 6% of Badgerland Girl Scouts experience the genuine Girl Scout Leadership Experience through support of financial assistance from the community. On average a girl will receive $75 to support her Girl Scout membership dues, uniforms, and books. Your contribution allows the Badgerland Council to offer funding for Girl Scouts who would otherwise not be able to afford to participate.
Gifts directed to the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland Council Campership Fund allows girls who would otherwise be unable to attend one of Badgerland Council’s area camps to participate in one of the cornerstones of the Girl Scout experience--camping. Each year, Badgerland Council receives requests for financial assistance from families of girls of all ages who wish to attend Girl Scout camp. In membership year 2013, more than $16,000 in scholarships were awarded to over a 100 girls between the ages of 6 and 17. These girls had the opportunity to participate in resident camp, where they learned leadership, problem-solving and critical thinking skills in a safe environment.
Sponsors and Partnerships
Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland Council welcomes gifts from the business and philanthropic communities, which have a crucial role to play in the futures of the girls we serve. Generous support from corporations, charitable foundations and local civic organizations ensures Girl Scouting remains affordable and accessible to all girls. We actively seek partnerships with large and small corporations, locally owned businesses, business associations and professional organizations with links to the business community in order to further our work.
Corporations, businesses and civic/social organizations throughout our communities provide generous contributions. Gifts may be designated to underwrite Girl Scouting in a specific area or to underwrite a council program, such as STEM, healthy lifestyles, Financial Literacy, anti-bullying or career exploration.
Philanthropic or charitable foundations may make contributions to Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland Council at the council level. Due to IRS regulations and other legal statutes, grants may only be applied for and accepted by an authorized employee of Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland Council development team.
Gifts In Kind
Corporations may choose to give gifts-in-kind of materials or products, which may be accepted when the gift can be used immediately by Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland Council. Gifts-in-kind for which donors are eligible for a charitable gift deduction will be acknowledged by an itemized receipt however, the donor will be responsible for reporting gifts at their fair value, in accordance with current IRS regulations.
Sponsor an Event
Events scheduled throughout the year help create awareness about Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland Council and highlight our next generation of leaders. Our event sponsors benefit by partnering with a trusted brand with a 101-year reputation and receive benefits based on their financial support such as mention in our Annual Report, ad space in program booklets and event tickets. To find out more information please contact Jen Davie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-237-1148.