Want to help support scouting for years to come? Consider giving a major gift to the Northeast Iowa Council's endowment fund. Your gift will add to the locally managed fund, and will help ensure proper maintainance, and updating of our camps, facilities, and equipment. The levels of membership are outlined below.
Troop 1 Heritage Society
The Troop 1 Heritage Society was created to insure the future of Scouting by concerned people contributing to the Northeast Iowa Council's Endowment Fund. The Endowment Fund of the Northeast Iowa Council holds all assets in perpetuity. The council utilizes the earnings for its annual program. The Endowment Fund is professionally managed to insure maximum security of the fund.
A growing number of caring adults have already made gifts to the Troop 1 Heritage Society. Some gifts are yielding immediate value such as gifts of CASH, REAL ESTATE, STOCK or LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES.
Other Troop 1 members have chosen a Future gift by including the Northeast Iowa Council Endowment Fund in their WILL, establishing a CHARITABLE TRUST or participating in the BSA POOLED INCOME FUND. Whether an immediate or a future gift, one can be right for you.
Our tax laws encourage charitable gifts of this kind. Substantial Tax Savings can be realized by gifts to Troop 1 Society. Your accountant or a trust officer can explain the tax advantages of your gift
James E. West Fellowship
James E. West was the first Chief Scout Executive of the Boy 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 and up in cash or marketable securities to a council endowment fund. The gift must be in addition to - and not replace or diminish - the donor's annual Friends of Scouting support. Many individuals and corporations make these gifts 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.
Founded in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has grown into something larger and more significant than anyone anticipated. We honor that special year by presenting the 1910 Society award to donors who make gifts of $25,000 or more to their council. These gifts can be in the form of cash, securities, land, five-year pledges, of other property suitable for a council endowment fund or easily converted to cash.
The Founder's Circle is intended to recognize deferred gifts designated for council operating, capital, or endowment funds or unrestricted gifts to the council operating fund. With deferred giving (also called planned giving) so widely and effectively used by so many donors, the Northeast Iowa Council wants to recognize the importance of such major gifts. Donors are recognized for gift commitments of $100,000 or more.