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Ways to Give

Donate online
Donate by phone

Our Office of Philanthropy staff is happy to take your phone call to further discuss donations or questions you may have about Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast. Please call 800-565-4475 and ask for the Office of Philanthropy.

Donate by mail

Personal checks or credit card donations are accepted year-round and can be mailed to:

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast
Office of Philanthropy
131 S. 69th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53214

Download a pledge card.

Memorial/Tribute

Honor a loved one with a tribute or memorial gift
What better way to recognize someone’s dedication to Girl Scouting than to honor them with a memorial or tribute gift?

Memorial gifts are made in the memory of someone who has passed away, while tribute gifts are given in honor of someone who is living. A lovely card will be sent to the honoree or family announcing your gift. We will respect your privacy by not disclosing the amount of your gift.

You can also make a tribute or memorial gift online.

If you have any questions, or would like Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast donation envelopes for use at a memorial service, please call 800-565-4475 and ask for the Office of Philanthropy or email discover@gswise.org.

Our mailing address:
Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast
Office of Philanthropy
131 S. 69th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53214

A Matched Gift from your employer

Double the Impact of Your Gift!

Your gifts of time, talent, and treasure are already making it possible for area girls to have positive, life changing experiences each and every day through Girl Scouting.

What if your gift could magically double to make an even bigger difference?

No magic wand needed...

Just check with the Human Resources Department at work to see if your employer will match your gift to Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast. Some employers will match your financial contribution. Others will make a financial contribution based on the number of volunteer hours you provide to Girl Scouts.

Here is a list of companies that do matching. If yours isn’t on the list, be sure to check!

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • AIG
  • Allstate
  • American Transmission Company
  • AptarGroup
  • Aquent
  • Assurant Health
  • GE Foundation
  • GE United Way
  • Genex Services, Inc.
  • Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.
  • Great-West Financial
  • HCR ManorCare
  • Hospira
  • Kohl's Corporation
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Macy's
  • Markel Corporation
  • Merck
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Mutual of America
  • Nordson Corporation
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Quad/Graphics Inc.
  • Reader's Digest
  • Rexnord
  • Robert W. Baird & Company, Inc.
  • Roche Diagnostics
  • SC Johnson
  • Serigraph Inc.
  • Spectrum
  • Symentra Financial
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • Thomson Reuters
  • United Technologies
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • U.S. Bancorp
  • WellPoint Associate
  • The Windhover Foundation
Legacy Giving

Gifts of cash
If you itemize, you can lower your income taxes simply by writing us a check. Gifts of cash are fully deductible - up to a maximum of 50% of your adjusted gross income.

Gifts of stock
If you own stock, it is often more tax-wise to contribute stock than cash. This is because a gift of appreciated stock generally offers a two-fold tax savings. First, you avoid paying any capital gains tax on the increase in value of the stock. Second, you receive an income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock at the time of the gift.

Gifts of life insurance
A gift of life insurance can provide a significant charitable deduction. You could purchase a new policy or donate a policy that you currently own but no longer need. To receive a deduction, designate Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast as both the owner and beneficiary of the life insurance policy. Check with your insurance agent for the details.

Bequests
Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast can be named as beneficiary in your will in any of the following ways:
• An outright gift
• With a designated dollar amount of a percentage of the value of your estate
• We can be named as a remainder beneficiary to receive funds only after specific sums have been paid to individual beneficiaries.
• Check with your estate attorney to learn more

Planned Giving GSUSA

You can also visit the GSUSA Planned Giving page to see other options for leaving a legacy with Girl Scouts.

 

Questions? Please contact us by calling 800-565-4475 and asking for the Office of Philanthropy or emailing us at discover@gswise.org.