"The work of today is the history of tomorrow, and we are its makers."
- Juliette Gordon Low
For more on the Juliette Gordon Low Society
Becky Traweek, Chief Executive Officer, at 601.366.0607
Juliette Gordon Low Society
The Juliette Gordon Low Society of Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi
Lead by Dianne Belk & Lawrence Calder, the following members pledged planned gifts at the 2012 Annual Meeting accepting The Dianne Belk & Lawrence Calder Legacy Fund Challenge. Dianne and Lawrence have generously offered to match all planned gifts dollar for dollar which are confirmed to the Juliette Gordon Low Society between now and June 30th 2014. For more information Click Here.
(Back) Lawrence Calder; Dianne Belk, Founding Chair of The Juliette Gordon Low Society of GSUSA; Carolyn Boteler, GSGMS Board Chair; Lissa Frank,GSGMS Chief Operating Officer; Amy Mufflar, Leader of Troop 7106; Pam Britt, GSGMS Chief Financial Officer; Scherry Gilliland, GSGMS Chief Development Officer; Becky Traweek, GSGMS Chief Executive Officer; Susan Athow, 59-year affiliate and a Lifetime Member with numerous leadership positions in Warren County; Bob Athow, Lifetime Member of Girl Scouts with numerous leadership positions on the Board of Directors; Rita Shaw, Leader of Troop 4025; and Mareanda Weems, Troop 6583 Leader and Cookie Chair.
The Juliette Low Society honors individuals who demonstrate a deep commitment to Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi by making a planned gift.
After Juliette Gordon Low gathered 18 girls together to begin Girl Scouts in her Savannah home in early 1912, she converted the carriage house of her home into the first Girl Scout national headquarters. She then gifted the property to Girl Scouts in her will. Juliette's bequest was the beginning of planned giving to Girl Scouts. In her memory, 100 years later, the Juliette Low Society has been established to thank and honor friends who choose to make Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi part of their legacies and a beneficiary in their estate plans.
Examples of planned gifts that will help to ensure the future of Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi for generations to come are:
- Bequests – You can name Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi in your will, directing a portion of your assets or your estate's residuary balance to the council
- Retirement Assets – You can name Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi as the beneficiary of retirement plans, which may allow you to give more than you thought possible while minimizing taxes that may otherwise reduce these assets
- Life Insurance – You can name Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi as the owner and/or beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy
If you have already named Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi as the beneficiary of a planned gift, let us know. Simply complete our Planned Giving form to notify our Development Office of your intentions. If you or your financial advisor would like more information on the Juliette Low Society or planned giving, contact Becky Traweek, Chief Executive Officer, at 601-366-0607.
By including Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi in your estate plan, you will continue Juliette's legacy — building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.