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Invest In G.I.R.L.s

At Girl Scouts, we believe that when girls succeed, everyone succeeds. 

Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois provides opportunities for girls to discover their passions, find their voice, and make a positive impact in the world. Whether they’re coding a website, planting a rain garden, or running a literacy program, Girl Scouts are building a better world for all of us. But we need your help to make sure every girl has access to all the amazing opportunities available to her through Girl Scouts.

When you contribute to Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois – no matter the amount – you make an immediate difference in the lives of girls. Every dollar stays right here in our communities, bringing Girl Scouting to more than 16,000 girls.  A contribution to Girl Scouting is an investment in the next generation of self-sufficient and capable women.

 
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Ways to Give

Leadership Giving Circles

Members of our Giving Circles are like-minded philanthropists who believe in the power of G.I.R.L. (Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, and Leaders) and want to invest in girls who will grow up to change the world.

Your financial support will impact more than 16,000 girls in eastern Iowa and western Illinois each year by supporting them with:

  • Financial Assistance
  • Camperships
  • Afterschool Programs in Underserved Neighborhoods
  • Program and Event Development
  • Tools, Training and Support for Volunteers

We invite you to make a commitment to this generation, by joining one of our leadership circles:

  • $10,000 Gold Giving Circle
  • $5,000 Silver Giving Circle
  • $2,500 Bronze Giving Circle
  • $1,000 Emerald Giving Circle

For more information, contact Girl Scouts at 800-798-0833 or RuthA@GirlScoutsToday.org.

Juliette Gordon Low Society
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The Juliette Gordon Low Society honors individuals who demonstrate a deep commitment to Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois by making a planned gift.

Thank you to the following Juliette Gordon Low Society Members. Your generosity and philanthropic legacy will long be remembered!

If you have already named Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois as the beneficiary of a planned gift, let us know. Simply complete our planned giving form to notify our Development Office of your intentions.

Erik & Eva AndersenAnonymous
Holly & Jason BarkMarty Beck
Dianne Belk & Lawrence CalderHillary Blevins
Lacy BockMary Ann Brown
Mike & Teresa ColganStacy Conforti
Mabel CoxSusan Crouch
Theresa DunkinJames & Eva Ann Elmer
Tina ErvinPolly Falcon
Marjorie & Donald GrimmNicole Habben
David HammerMarybeth Jaggard
Jan JensenJudith L. Johnson
Amanda KlineBrenda Lloyd
Donna LoganVirginia Lyttle
Joyce MarinaccioAnn Menke
Lee & Debra MowersDoug Nelson
Diane NelsonVicki Nelson
Cheryl NollerElisabeth & Sam Norwood
Anne RyersonDiane Sadler
Tracy SchwindMahlon Sibert
James W. & E. Bonnie SmithMindy Stark
William & Cinda TannerMarsha Thompson
Joyce VanceDave & Dee Vandeventer
Ruthanne WeightonShelly Wells Cain
Rachel Wheeler

If you would like more information on the Juliette Gordon Low Society contact Joyce Vance at (800) 798-0833 ext. 416.

Invest in G.I.R.L.s

Because of your generosity, girls in eastern Iowa and western Illinois are ready to take on the future. It’s by no accident that for over 100 years, Girl Scouts has been the premiere leadership organization for girls. To make all of this possible, we depend on contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporate partners to make Girl Scouting affordable for every girl, regardless of her family's income.

While we ask families to pay just $25 per girl in annual dues, our council invests $280 per girl to provide a full year of high-quality programs.

Your gifts support the cost of membership, STEM programs, outdoor opportunities, volunteer training, and so much more. Every dollar you give stays right here in our council- giving Girl Scouts near you the best leadership opportunities imaginable.

Special Events

Leading the Way Honoring Champions of Girls

This inaugural event recognizes volunteers, donors, and community partners that best represent Girl Scouts values, and have made a commitment to our girls and our future by supporting Girl Scouts with their time, talent and funds. Leading the Way Honoring Champions of Girls will take place on April 6, 2019 at the Waterford Convention Center in Bettendorf, Iowa.

To learn more, please contact Shelly at (563) 823-9940 or ShellyW@GirlScoutsToday.org

One Tough Cookie

This 3+ mile mud run and obstacle course creates a challenging, but super fun atmosphere, where runners of all backgrounds can have a good time. One Tough Cookie is held at Camp Liberty in New Liberty, Iowa, so expect natural features to become elements of this course. Rolling hills, wooded trails, and Flint Lake make this run unique… and the not so natural obstacles might include a slip-n-slide.  One Tough Cookie 2019 is scheduled for June 1st!

Register to run One Tough Cookie today!

GLAMP

Relive your girlhood days as you enjoy a magical 'glamp' experience filled with adventure AND pampering at the beautiful NEW Camp Liberty in New Liberty, Iowa. Sleep in the new lodge troop houses (with indoor restrooms!) Earn badges with different activities and throughout the weekend, enjoy your free time with a manicure or massage – hop on a bike to check out the gorgeous property – or work on your Wine Journey – you choose the level of your adventure! Join us September 28-29, 2019 for a fun-filled girl’s weekend.

Register to attend GLAMP today!

Woman of Distinction

Woman of Distinction recognizes a member of the Burlington and West Burlington Iowa communities who represent the ideals of Girl Scouting. The recipient's deeds and work fulfill the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

This wonderful night is filled with fun as guests reconnect with old friends and meet new people.  This year’s Woman of Distinction will be honored on April 11, 2019.

To learn more, please contact Joyce at (319) 752-3639 or JoyceV@GirlScoutsToday.org.

Camp Pottermore

You have been accepted to Camp Pottermore – where we love all things witchcraft, wizardry and outdoors!  Spend the evening immersing yourself in all things Harry Potter!  Get sorted into your house, join the quidditch team, enjoy a meal in the great hall, and more! Come explore the same subjects that Harry studied at Hogwarts: Potions, Herbology and Charms.  Join us and explore the amazing world of Harry, Ron, Hermione and of course... Register to attend (adults only!) Camp Pottermore today!  More information arriving by owl soon!

Invest in Camp Liberty

Buy a Brick

One fabulous way to honor a troop leader, volunteer, or other member of your Girl Scout family, is to purchase a brick at Camp Liberty in their name.  Make an everlasting impact on girls, by providing the gift of outdoor experiences and adventures, while also creating a permanent tribute to the Girl Scout mentor in your life.

We have 3 brick options:
$100 – 4x8 clay brick
$250 – 8x8 clay brick
$500 – 8x8 granite brick

Become part of Camp Liberty. Download a form to design your brick here.

Adopt A Horse

Change a girl's life through the Camp Liberty Equestrian Program! This is a cherished opportunity for Girl Scouts of all ages. From weekend trail rides with their troops to the progressive horsemanship program at summer camp, the horses at Camp Liberty have helped thousands of girls grow in courage, confidence, and character. Provide these opportunities for more girls and sponsor a horse at Camp Liberty!

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Wish List

Thanks to incredibly generous people in our community, Girl Scouts has received a variety of non-cash gifts. These range from program supplies to building materials and more. Every non-cash gift is wonderful because it means that more money can go directly to girl programming.

Do you have items you no longer need and wonder if Girl Scouts could use them? Find a list of needed items here or shop our Wish List directly on Amazon!

Did you know that you can support Girl Scouts Illinois with all of our Amazon shopping? Set up Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western as your charity of choice on Amazon Smile, and Amazon will donate a portion of all of our purchases to the council!

 

Thank You!

We would like to thank our amazing FY17 Donors. Because of your generosity, girls in eastern Iowa and western Illinois are ready to take on the future.

View our Annual Report