In an effort to ensure that our council can continue to offer the outstanding program it now has and grow to meet the needs of youth and our community, the Greater Tampa Bay Area Council created an endowment fund.  The fund will ensure the successful delivery of the Scouting program for years to come.  Estate planning is a great way to make a lasting contribution to Scouting while taking advantage of favorable federal and state tax laws.

Through proper estate planning you may be able to:

  • Reduce income taxes, including capital gains
  • Create a steady income stream for yourself and others for life
  • Reduce the transfer tax, including gift and estate taxes

GIFT RECOGNITIONS

James E. West Fellowship

James E. West served this movement as it’s first Chief Scout Executive. His name is included in the circle of founders who shaped our organization along with Baden Powell, Ernest Thompson Seton and Daniel Carter Beard.  West was always looking to the future, and preparing young men to be productive citizens. It’s fitting that an award which bears his name would be given to others who are also forward thinkers.

The James E. West Fellowship Honor is presented to those who have made gifts of:

$1,000+ – Bronze Member

$5,000+ – Silver Member

$10,000+ – Gold Member

$15,000+ – Diamond Member

to the council’s endowment fund. Only the interest generated from the gift can be used to further Scouting’s mission. This is a perpetual gift that will generate Scouting dollars forever. There is something quite noble about making an investment today in future generations of Scouts that we’ll never meet.

To download the James E. West application, please click here. If you would like more information on how to make a gift to our Endowment Fund, please contact Jim Rees, Scout Executive at the Council Service Center (813) 872-2691 x104.

Second Century Society

Members of the Second Century Society have given an outright gift of $25,000 or more payable over five years, or a deferred gift of $100,000 or more for our operating, capital, or endowment fund.

Founded in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has grown into something larger and more significant than anyone anticipated. Since 2010, we have honored that special year by presenting the Second Century Society award,  Membership levels and recognition items include:

$25,000+ – Lapel pin and certificate

$100,000+ – Lapel pin, certificate, framed Rockwell print, custom Second Century Society insignia item

$500,000+ – Lapel pin, certificate, Limited edition framed Rockwell print, custom Second Century Society insignia item

$1,000,000+ – Lapel pin, certificate, Premium framed Rockwell print, custom Second Century Society insignia item

Donors making outright gifts of  $100,000 or more are designated as “Members with Distinction.”  Donors making deferred gifts of $500,000 or more are designated as “Legacy Members”.  Members in these categories receive special recognition and opportunities provided by the BSA Foundation.

 

The Greater Tampa Bay Area Council would like to recognize those giving at the Second Century Society level by extending an invitation to a special Dinner held in the fall of each year during the National Annual Meeting of the Boy Scouts of America. Appropriate recognition is given to those who give generously to our Council.

For more information, please contact Jim Rees, Scout Executive, at (813) 872-2691 x104.

 – Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to serve as tax or legal advice. Legal counsel should be consulted in all estate planning.

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE (800-435-7352) OR VISITING WWW.FLORIDACONSUMERHELP.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. #CH2016

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