For the donor, a gift to endowment says, ‘Scouting is important to me and my family.’
Local council endowments are important because they blend the visions of their donors with the needs and objectives of Scouting. One of the exciting things about an endowment gift is the bond, the relationship that is created between the donor and the Council.
Minimum support levels for various types of endowments are necessary to guarantee that income is adequate to achieve the donor’s intent — now and in the future. No list can encompass all possibilities, but the following categories represent a starting point in the endowment process.
For the donor, a gift to endowment says, “Scouting is important to me and my family.” It says that Scouting truly is a movement with a mission for me. It is more than an organization; it is a way of life. It is what we say and do in the spirit of the Scout Oath and Law. The Council Endowment exists to ensure the council’s long-term financial health.