Planned Giving – Juliette Gordon Low Society
In March 1912, Juliette Gordon Low gathered just a few girls to begin
the Girl Scouts. Juliette's outstanding leadership was matched by her
stewardship when she converted the carriage house of her home into the
first Girl Scout national headquarters, and she gifted the property to
Girl Scouts in her will.
Juliette's bequest was the beginning of planned giving to Girl
Scouts. In her memory, the Juliette Gordon Low Society (JGL) has been
established to thank and honor friends of Girl Scouting who choose to
make Girl Scouts Heart of the South part of their legacies and a
beneficiary of their estate plans. Through the Juliette Gordon Low
Society, anyone can ensure Girl Scouts will have the tools to make the
world a better place for generations to come. All gifts support girls
in our community having access to crucial, life-changing, girl-led
programming that will launch her into a lifetime of leadership.
The Juliette Gordon Low Society honors individuals who demonstrate a
deep commitment to Girl Scouts Heart of the South by making a planned
gift. As a JGL Society member, you will receive a special membership
lapel pin and a subscription to the council’s donor newsletter.
Members are also included in the GSUSA and Girl Scouts Heart of the
South’s Annual Report and website. If you have already named Girl
Scouts as the beneficiary of a planned gift, please let us know. We
will welcome you as a Juliette Gordon Low Society member.
Dianne Belk, founding chair of the Juliette Gordon Low Society, is a
Girl Scout alum, from the delta region of Mississippi. As a Girl
Scout, Dianne earned the Curved Bar award, the equivalent to the Gold
Award today. A retired engineer, she now focuses on her real passion:
reducing the barriers that young girls face in achieving equality in
the world. Dianne and her husband, Lawrence Calder, are on this
journey together. As a volunteer, Dianne Belk has led the Juliette
Gordon Low Society’s growth from 348 members in 2011 to almost 4,000
members in 2018.
Providing a planned gift through the JGL Society in your estate plans
can include naming Girl Scouts Heart of the South as beneficiary, of
Will - Create your will for free at trustandwill.com/girl-scouts
Charitable gift annuity
Donor advised fund
Life insurance policy
Charitable lead trust
Remainder gift of
Any other gift that benefits Girl Scouts in the future
If you would like to learn more about the Juliette Gordon Low
Society or other ways to name Girl Scouts Heart of the South as a
beneficiary, please contact: Venus Chaney, Chief Development and
Advocacy Officer, at 901.334.3465 or 800.624.4185. You can also visit
for additional information.
Pat Moody, lifetime Girl Scout and former Girl Scouts Heart of the
South Board Member, sculpted the “100th Anniversary Tree” in honor of
100 years of Girl Scouting. The tree celebrates donations made to the
Centennial Society campaign.
For more information about the 100th Anniversary
Tree, contact Venus Chaney, Chief Development and Advocacy Officer,
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901.334.3465.