Major Gifts and Endowment

Endowment - James E West

Benefits from James E. West Program
Your contribution to the endowment fund makes a difference.  It helps to provide not only a sound financial base for future generations of Scouting but also for those additional programs now that could not exist on the operating budget alone.  The Council is constantly striving to:

  • Increase and improve camping and program activities
  • Improve communications
  • Improve service to districts and units
  • Expand outreach programs to serve more youth
  • Improve leadership training to youth and adults
  • Properly maintain current properties
  • Have Scouting make a positive difference in each youth’s life

Only the investment income is expensed, the principle provides income into perpetuity.

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Major Gifts

Major Gifts and Scouting
Annual gifts, product sales, and special events are important,
but they only sustain a council’s current needs. For major
growth, you need major gifts. They are critical to Scouting’s
future, whether current or deferred, general or specific; for
local, national, or international use; and for operating, capital,
or endowment. We believe that major gifts, those of $25,000
and more, are worthy of recognition at a national level.
Besides monetary gifts, we also recognize gifts such as:

  • Stocks, bonds, real estate, other non-cash assets,
  • charitable income trusts, and gift annuities
  • Bequests, pledges, IRAs, and insurance designations
  • Donor-advised funds to benefit Scouting and even some
  • organizations outside of Scouting such as universities,
  • schools, medical charities, and more
  • New scholarships, camperships, or designated funds for
  • specific councils, projects, or geographical areas
  • Gifts to support specific Scouting projects, funds,
  • and initiatives such as innovation, STEM, and
  • conservation/sustainability

Learn More About Major Gifts

For questions on endowment or major gifts, contact Michael Vangelov, or call 208-522-5515










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