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Gifts That Honor Your Legacy

Remember Us in Your Will

  • Costs you nothing now to give in this way.
  • Flexible: You can alter your gift or change your mind at any time and for any reason.
  • Lasting impact: Your gift will create your legacy of love for the incredible girls that Girl Scouts River Valleys serve.
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Planned gifts from your estate cost you nothing during your lifetime, leaving your cash flow and current financial plans unchanged. A potential benefit of a bequest in a will or living trust is the ability to transfer assets to the Girl Scouts free of estate tax. A line in your will or revocable trust proclaims your confidence that we will continue to serve our mission and make a difference in the lives of future generations.

A bequest is easy to arrange, will not alter your current lifestyle in any way, and can be easily modified to address your changing needs.

How It Works

Include a bequest to Girl Scouts River Valleys in your will or trust. Make an unrestricted bequest or direct it to a specific purpose. Indicate a specific amount or a percentage of the balance remaining in your estate or trust.

Sample Language for Your Will or Trust

Sample Gift Language

I give Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys, #41-0693910, the sum of $_____ to be used for its general support.


I give Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys, #41-0693910, ____ percentage to be used to support [specific fund or program].

Note: If you have already named a legacy council in your plans, please contact to update your documentation with Girl Scouts River Valleys.

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Gifts from Your Retirement Plan

  • Reduce or eliminate taxes on retirement assets.
  • Reduce or avoid probate fees.
  • No cost to you now to give.
  • Create your legacy with Girl Scouts River Valleys.
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The full value of your IRA, 401(k), 403(b) or other qualified plans are subject to taxes at your death. Instead, consider naming Girl Scouts River Valleys as a beneficiary of all or a portion of your plan.

As a nonprofit organization, we are taxexempt and will receive the full amount of what you designate to River Valleys from your plan. You can take advantage of this gift opportunity in several ways:

Name Girl Scouts River Valleys as a beneficiary of your plan. All this requires is updating your beneficiary designation form through your plan administrator. You can designate Girl Scouts River Valleys as the primary beneficiary for a percentage or specific amount. You can also identify River Valleys as the contingent beneficiary to receive the balance of your plan only if your primary beneficiary doesn’t survive you.

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The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results.