Invest in Girls

PartnershipDid you know that Girl Scouts of Colonial Coast invests $307 in each of our girl members annually? We know it is important to invest in the leaders of tomorrow by investing in the girls of today - the Girl Scouts who are learning to lead in their own lives and in their communities. They are discovering what is important to them, connecting with others and taking action to make the world a better place. Our goal is to provide cutting-edge program initiatives to build girls of courage, confidence and character so that they may fully grow in their leadership. Your contribution will directly help us reach that goal and will impact the girls in our Council.

Two-thirds of the women who are today's leaders in government, business, education, medicine, science and in their communities were once Girl Scouts. But we know two-thirds of too few is not enough. An investment in Girl Scouts is broader than a case or a cure. It's a commitment to a generation. Our donors and volunteers are changing the world by supporting the young women who will change it.

Imagine what an entire generation of girls will do given the confidence, the skills and the experience they need to lead!

Here's How YOU Can Help Today

  • Donate securely online now – your tax-deductible gift will make an immediate difference in the lives of girls

  • Donate by mail – print and mail this form with your tax-deductible gift

  • Double or triple your gift through matching gift programs

  • Make a lasting gift through Planned Giving

  • Give a gift to a Tribute Fund

  • Attend an event - there are many networking and social events throughout the year

Tribute Funds

Gifts are for members and friends of Girl Scouting. It is a lasting and meaningful way to honor someone special or memorialize a loved one. These gifts may be designated to either the General or Operational Fund, or you may wish to give to a specific fund that has been established in honor of someone or for a particular purpose. With each gift, we will send an appropriate card to the individual or family mentioned in your designation and will also send you an acknowledgment of the gift.

Matching Gifts

A matching gift, also known as a matching fund or matching donation, is a charitable gift made toward a non-profit organization by a matching donor (e.g., an employer) under the provision that an original donor (e.g., an employee) first makes a gift toward that organization.

The following employers have matching gifts programs. If your employer isn't listed, please be sure to check with your human resources department.

  • Amerigroup
  • Avon
  • Bank of America
  • Norfolk Naval Shipyard
  • Norfolk Southern
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Target
  • United Parcel Service
  • Verizon
  • Wal-Mart

Planned Giving

A planned gift is a donor's promise to benefit the Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast through a bequest that occurs at death or after a term of years. When you include the Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast in your estate planning or will, you will provide the financial strength our organization needs to help girls today. Your gift will ensure that future generations of girls will receive the best - the Girl Scout Leadership Development Program

  • Bequests
  • Retained Income Gifts
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Plan Benefits

United Way

The Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast is supported by five United Ways, the Combined Federal Campaign, the Combined Virginia Campaign and the Combined Charities Campaign.

Albemarle Area United Way

United Way of South Hampton Roads

United Way of the Virginia Peninsula

United Way of Greater Williamsburg

Franklin-Southampton Area United Way

Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign

Combined Federal Campaign

North Carolina State Employee
Combined Campaign

If you or a family member participates in a United Way Campaign or other combined campaign, designate your gift to Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast. Simply write in the council's identification number in the appropriate box on your form. There should be a listing of all the participating agencies and their ID numbers with your paperwork or if there is no ID number, write in the following:

Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast
912 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Thanks for supporting Girl Scouting through your local United Way!

Albemarle Area United Way 4011
Combined Federal Campaign 59158
Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign 5016
Franklin-Southampton Area United Way Write-in
United Way of South Hampton Roads & Combined Charities Campaign Write-in
United Way of Virginia Peninsula & Combined Charities Campaign 7016
United Way of Greater Williamsburg Write-in
Martin County United Way - Bertie County Write-in
North Carolina State Employees Combined Campaign 1470-008
United Fund of Washington County Write-in