Make an Endowment

Heritage Society Pin

The Endowment fund provides donors with the opportunity to make a permanent contribution to the wellbeing of the Piedmont Council, since only the income derived from each gift is used to fund council operations. The principle, or original gift remains in perpetuity, providing income to the council year after year.

The Endowment fund is of particular importance to our small council since we have a limited number of people we can seek funding from and therefore there is a limit to the amount of funds we can raise in any year to support the council operations. The Council Endowment Fund currently provides one third of the operating income of the council.

Gifts to the Endowment can be made as current gifts (cash or securities) or as deferred gifts (bequests or trusts etc.). All gifts are gratefully received but current gifts of $1000 or more and deferred gifts qualify the donor for membership in the council’s Heritage Society and as such are permanently recognize on a plaque in the council office.

Giving Levels

James E. West Fellowship

James E. West was the first Chief Scout Executive of the Boys Scouts of America. And he served in that position for more than three decades. The West Fellowship award is available for gifts of $1,000 or more in cash or marketable securities to a council endowment fund. Many individuals and corporations make these gifts either on behalf of someone else—such as in honor of an Eagle Scout, Silver Beaver recipient, a retirement, a special accomplishment or anniversary—or in memory of a special individual.

  • Fellow - $1,000
  • Grand Teton Member - $2,500
  • Pikes Peak Member - $5,000
  • Mt. Whitney Member - $10,000
  • Mt. McKinley Member - $15,000

The 1910 Society

Founded in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has grown into something larger and more significant than anyone anticipated. We honor that special date by presenting the 1910 Society award to donors who make endowment gifts of $25,000. These gifts can be in the form of cash, securities, land, five-year pledges, or other property that can easily be converted to cash. Recognition in the 1910 Society honors four special individuals who shaped modern-day Scouting:

  • Ernest Thompson Seton - $25,000
  • Daniel Carter Beard - $100,000
  • Theodore Roosevelt - $500,000
  • Waite Phillips - $1 million
  • Waite Phillips Silver - $5 million
  • Waite Phillips Gold - $10 million

Founder’s Circle

The Founder’s Circle is intended to recognize deferred gifts designated for council endowment funds:

  • Bonze - $100,000
  • Silver - $250,000
  • Gold - $500,000
  • Platinum - $1 million

Questions? Contact the Council Office.