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Ways to Invest in Girls

For more than a century, Girl Scouts has provided girls with more ways to learn and lead than any other organization. We know that when equipped with the right skills and given the opportunity, girls will change the world.

There are many ways you can help Girl Scouts discover themselves, connect with others, and take positive action in their communities. No matter how you support Girl Scouts, you’ll be changing the world too.

Every dollar of every donation to Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes stays local – benefiting Girl Scouts right here in our community.

Double Your Donation

Employer matching is one of the easiest ways to increase your contribution and maximize your charitable giving! Many employers will match charitable donations or volunteer hours. See if your company matches gifts today. 

Financial Assistance for Girls/Family Partnership

By supporting financial assistance, we can reach out to more girls and give them the one-of-a-kind Girl Scout Leadership Experience! Your donation to our Family Partnership Campaign goes directly to our financial assistance program, which covers the cost of camp sessions, events, and all the expenses of joining a troop. Our Council does not turn away any girl who wishes to be a Girl Scout and generous support from families like yours help make that possible.

Research shows that, compared to women who were not Girl Scouts, Girl Scout alumnae have more supportive relationships, attain higher levels of education, earn higher incomes, and feel more optimistic about their futures. We believe this opportunity should be available to all girls no matter their circumstance

Support Camp and Outdoor Experience

Are you passionate about sending a G.I.R.L to camp? While we work to keep camp affordable, there are girls whose financial situation is such that it is not possible. Help girls learn about this amazing world we live in, make life-long friends, and build their confidence while they try new things at camp with your gift to the Campership Fund.

Do you love your local Girl Scout camp property? Help us make improvements to camp properties so that we can serve more girls and make even more memorable experiences for those who attend your local camp.

Do you simply believe that camp and the outdoors are for every girl? 

Amazon Smile

Support Girl Scouts while you shop! Make sure to designate the Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes through AmazonSmile. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to our Council. AmazonSmile has the same products, same prices, and same service as the Amazon you know. Just make sure to start shopping through Amazon Smile in order to give to our Council today!

Leaving A Legacy

There are a variety of ways you can include GSNWGL in your estate and financial plans, including:

  • Charitable bequest from wills
  • Making GSNWGL the beneficiary of an existing or new life insurance policy
  • Naming GSNWGL the primary or contingent beneficiary on retirement programs
  • Charitable remainder trusts

To learn more about the JGL Society - our planned giving society.

Monthly Giving

By making a monthly, reoccurring gift to Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, your taking advantage of an affordable option for yourself while creating continuous opportunities for our girls. Simply choose the recurring option of your choice on our easy.

Honors & Memorials

Was your grandmother a Girl Scout? Maybe your favorite aunt just loved causes which supported girls and women. Consider showing your appreciation of their love of Girl Scouts on a special occasion or honor the memory of a loved one through a gift to Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes. Simply choose the tribute box on our easy online donation form. 

Gifts of Stock & Securities

Gifts of Stock is an appreciated method to contribute to Girl Scouts. Donating issued stocks and/or bonds provides you with the opportunity to make a substantial gift to our council, while avoiding capital gains taxes. As a donor, you will receive an immediate income tax deduction for the fair market value and you will pay no capital gains tax on the transfer.  Pending the stock option, this may be more beneficial to you than giving cash.

Please review our Procedure for Donation of Securities.

In Kind Gifts

A Gift In-Kind is a special gift of a good or service that benefits our girls and council.  We accept and encourage Gifts In-Kind for special fundraising events, camps, and programs for our girls and supporters. If you are interested in donating a Gift In-Kind, please contact us so we can ensure it’s a fit with our current needs.

Gifts of Time

At Girl Scouts, we are always seeking extra hands to help, no matter what the project or event. In addition to the elected Board of Directors, volunteer committees contribute significantly to the success of our council. With annual events and fundraisers, we seek committees and task groups to help guide and support our shared passion for the Girl Scout mission.

Contact us at 888-747-6945 or email for more information on ways to help.

Girl Scout Alum

If you were EVER a Girl Scout (including a Brownie), a staff member, or a volunteer for Girl Scouts, please connect with other alums throughout the nation on the Girl Scout Network. Connect locally by following our council LinkedIn page or Facebook.  Approximately one of every two adult women in the U.S. has been a Girl Scout. You are part of a Girl Scout Alum troop of 59 million! Join our online LinkedIn Network.

Corporate Giving

Girl Scouts understands your desire to make a meaningful impact on your community. Our unique partnership approach matches your company’s interests with community involvement goals. Our comprehensive mix of girl-focused opportunities means we can build the best possible partnerships!

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Major Giving

The Promise Circle honors individuals who have made a commitment to ensure that girls will continue to benefit from the Girl Scout experience. You are eligible to become a member of the Promise Circle if you contribute of $1,000 or more for the calendar year. 

Find out more!

Want to mail in your gift? Use our printable Pledge Form.

Have questions or want to talk more about giving to Girl Scouts? Contact us at 888-747-6945 or email

Checks should be made out to Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes. Please send your donation to Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, Attention: Development, 4693 N. Lynndale Drive, Appleton, WI 54913