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Perpetuating Scouting's Future

Maintaining and expanding our program outreach to youth will become increasingly difficult in the years ahead. Innovative and relevant programs to attract and hold youth will require new and increased financial support. Funding from traditional sources becomes more challenging each year. In response to this challenge, the Del-Mar-Va Council is committed to further develop and expand the endowment trust fund. The desired outcome is to produce increased operating income for this source. This fund, which is permanent and professionally managed, is restricted in order that the principal remains in perpetuity, with earned income used annually for support of program. 

Del-Mar-Va Council's Endowment

The Del-Mar-Va Council has a strong commitment to ensure the financial support of Scouting, long into the future. Through the establishment of a permanent endowment fund the volunteer Executive Board has provide a vehicle that will provide income to the annual budget without ever decreasing permanent gifts made to this fund. 

In recognition of individuals who contribute to tech Del-Mar-Va Council's permanent endowment fund, the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America has created tech James E. West Fellowship. The James E. West Fellowship Award is a recognition authorized by the National Council, B.S.A. and is presented by the Del-Mar-Va Council for individuals and chartered units who contribute $1,000 or more in cash or securities to the Del-Mar-Va Council Endowment Fund. 

Organizations or individuals may contribute an award in honor of someone - an Eagle Scout, a Silver Beaver recipient, Council, District, or unit Scouter, or in memory of a departed loved one. There can be no finer honor paid to a Scouter than to be named a James E. West Fellow indicating the nominees is in the same spirit and dedication to Scouting as was James E. West. Those who are recognized by the James E. West Fellowship Award will cast their own "lengthened shadow" as they help ensure the Scouting legacy by helping create the financial stability need to carry Scouting into the next century. 

If you would like more information on the Council's permanent endowment fund or the James E. West Fellowship, please contact our Development Department at 302-622-3300 or development@dmvc.org 

Good Turn Society

All donors with new gifts of at least $25,000 are eligible for induction into the Good Turn Society at their lifetime cumulative giving level.  Good Turn Society members exemplify all that is most admirable about Scouting, including a commitment to service above self, a drive to go above and beyond to achieve an important goal, a willingness to be a model for others, and the courage to demonstrate leadership through their investment in Scouting.

Good Turn Society members are truly Scouting's heroes. Based on membership level, benefits include a personalized proclamation and lapel pin. 

Discussion and a Cup of Coffee

We would welcome the opportunity to visit you at your home and discuss your wishes and intentions. Please feel free to invite friends, family, or trusted advisers to join us. We will discuss the various opportunities to help the BSA and recommend, if possible, one of the many tax-saving, income generating ideas available. To discuss convenient meeting times contact our Development Department at 302-622-3300 x 112 or development@dmvc.org 

Scouting's Online Gift Planning Resources

For Online information on estate planning and more please visit www.bsagiftplan.org