Great Lakes Council, BSA

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Founders Circle

Founder's Circle

The Founders Circle recognizes deferred gifts designated for the Great Lakes Council's Endowment Fund. Donors are recognized for gift commitments with a minimum value of $100,000 made through: 

  •  Bequest in a will or codicil 
  •  Charitable trusts, such as unitrusts, annuity trusts, and lead trusts. 
  •  BSA Gifts Annuities or BSA Pooled Income Fund gifts
  •  Life insurance / retirement plan designation 
  •  Other deferred gifts approved by the local council

There are four levels of membership in the Founders Circle: 

Bronze $100,000 minimum gift commitment 
Silver $250,000 minimum gift commitment 
Gold $500,000 minimum gift commitment 
Platinum $1,000,000 minimum gift commitment 

The early founders of the BSA had the vision and commitment to make Scouting the #1 youth organization in the world. In that spirit, we honor the modern-day visionaries who qualify for the Founders Circle in their commitment to perpetuate the visions and beliefs of those founders.