More Ways to Support Scouting

“I love the Boy Scouts”     

“We are a Scouting Family”              

“I wish I could do more…”

“I wish I could do more.” This is a comment that we often hear from our donors and community partners. Considering gifts beyond your checkbook is often a low cost way to increase the impact of charitable giving to the Boy Scouts of America.

There are a range of techniques that allow you to contribute financial support to the Occoneechee Council, Boy Scouts of America, while minimizing taxes – especially income and estate taxes.

 It’s just a matter of planning WHAT to give, HOW to give, and WHEN to give.  The Occoneechee Council has a number of resources that may help you with the consideration of a planned gift. 

Learn more about how you can help fulfill your wish to “do more” and “Make a gift that makes an Impact” for the future of Scouting. 


WAYS TO GIVE

Cash

  • Maximize your deduction; minimize the gift details

Donate Online

  • Make secure monthly or one-time donations online and manage your payments at any time

Stocks and Securities

  • Buy low and Give High
  • Make a gift, potentially a larger gift, while avoiding capital gains tax

Real Estate

  • Avoid capital gains tax, receive an income tax deduction
  • Gift option that may not affect your lifestyle
  • Commonly used to establish a gift that pays income.

Bequests and Wills

  • Include a bequest in your will (cash, specific property, or a share of the estate residue)
  • Today- a gift that costs you and your family nothing
  • Tomorrow- a gift bigger and an impact greater than you thought possible. 

Endowment Gifts

  • Make a gift to the Occoneechee Council Endowment
  • Establish a named Endowment Fund to be held within the Council’s Endowment
  • Make a lasting impact on the youth of our region.

Retirement Plan

  • Make the Boy Scouts a beneficiary of your retirement plan
  • Eliminates income tax on retirement plan assets

Life Insurance

  • Donate a paid-up life insurance policy
  • Designate the Boy Scouts as a beneficiary of an existing policy

Life Estate: Give Your Home, But Live There for Life

  • Receive an immediate large tax deduction
  • Live in Your Home for the rest of your life and your mate’s life.
  • Impact the Council with a great gift after your lifetime.

Other ways to give:

“Create a Scouting Legacy. Impact Future Leaders.” 


If you have questions about gift planning, how a charitable gift to the Council can benefit your family, or how to give towards the Occoneechee Council Endowment Fund, you may complete this confidential form so we may assist you in leaving a legacy with the Council: Confidential Estate Plan Survey

Or, please contact Shaun Olynick, Director of Development at 919-872-4884 ext. 250 or shaun.olynick@scouting.org



General donations can be made to the Council at any time.  You may donate online, call-in, walk-in or mail-in your contribution to:

Boy Scouts of America, Occoneechee Council
3231 Atlantic Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27604
919-872-4884

To simplify the giving process, we offer an ACH Bank Draft option to Sustaining Donors for recurring monthly contributions. All bank drafts will be processed on the 15th of each month. To enroll in this option complete the: Authorization Form

Mail or hand deliver the completed form to Alicia Embrey at the Council Office:

Occoneechee Council, BSA
ATTN ACH – Alicia Embrey
3231 Atlantic Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27604

*If you would like to give to a specific area, please call the office at 919-872-4558 to speak with the Director of Field Services and they will be happy to guide your donation correctly through the Council.


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