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Ways to Give

Donate online
Donate by phone

Our development staff is happy to take your phone call to further discuss donations or questions you may have about Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Please call 800-4SCOUT4 or 800-472-6884 and ask for the Fund Development Team.

Donate by mail

Personal checks or credit card donations are accepted year-round and can be mailed to:

Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia
4900 Augusta Avenue, Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23230

Download a pledge card.

Memorial/Tribute

Honor a loved one with a tribute or memorial gift
What better way to recognize someone's dedication to Girl Scouting than to honor them with a memorial or tribute gift?

Memorial gifts are made in the memory of someone who has passed away, while tribute gifts are given in honor of someone who is living. A lovely card will be sent to the honoree or family announcing your gift. We will respect your privacy by not disclosing the amount of your gift.

You can also make a tribute or memorial gift online.

If you have any questions, or would like Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia donation envelopes for use at a memorial service, please call 800-4SCOUT4 or 800-472-6884 and ask for the Fund Development Team.

Our mailing address:
Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia
4900 Augusta Avenue, Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23230

Download a pledge card.

A Matched Gift from your employer

Double the Impact of Your Gift!
Your gifts of time, talent, and treasure are already making it possible for area girls to have positive, life changing experiences each and every day through Girl Scouting.

What if your gift could magically double to make an even bigger difference?

No magic wand needed...

Just check with the Human Resources Department at work to see if your employer will match your gift to Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Some employers will match your financial contribution. Others will make a financial contribution based on the number of volunteer hours you provide to Girl Scouts.

Here is a list of companies that do matching. If yours isn't on the list, be sure to check!

Aetna Foundation
Allstate
Altria Group, Inc.
Bank of America
Capital One
Carmax Foundation
Charles Schwab Foundation
Coca Cola Co.
CSX Corporation
CVS Volunteer Challenge Grants
Dominion
Geico
General Electric Foundation
Genworth
GlaxoSmithKline Foundation
H&R Block
Home Depot
ING Foundation
Kraft Foods Matching Gifts Program
Markel Corporation
McKesson
MeadWestVaco Foundation
Monsanto Fund
Pepsi Bottling Co.
Pfizer Foundation Matching Grants Program
Philip Morris
Prudential Foundation
Sprint Foundation
Starbucks
State Farm
Suntrust Bank
Universal Leaf Foundation
Verizon Foundation
Virginia Credit Union
Walmart Foundation
Wells Fargo
 

Legacy Giving

Gifts of cash
If you itemize, you can lower your income taxes simply by writing us a check. Gifts of cash are fully deductible - up to a maximum of 50% of your adjusted gross income.

Gifts of stock
If you own stock, it is often more tax-wise to contribute stock than cash. This is because a gift of appreciated stock generally offers a two-fold tax savings. First, you avoid paying any capital gains tax on the increase in value of the stock. Second, you receive an income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock at the time of the gift.

Gifts of life insurance
A gift of life insurance can provide a significant charitable deduction. You could purchase a new policy or donate a policy that you currently own but no longer need. To receive a deduction, designate Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia as both the owner and beneficiary of the life insurance policy. Check with your insurance agent for the details.

Bequests
Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia can be named as beneficiary in your will in any of the following ways:

  • An outright gift
  • With a designated dollar amount of a percentage of the value of your estate, or 
  • GSCV can be named as a remainder beneficiary to receive funds only after specific sums have been paid to individual beneficiaries.

Check with your estate attorney to learn more.

Planned Giving GSUSA

You can also visit the GSUSA Planned Giving page to see other options for leaving a legacy with Girl Scouts.