Recognizing Relationships… Not Transactions
In Scouting, our donors are mothers, fathers, and grandparents who have seen how Scouting has impacted the lives of their loved ones. They are boys and girls who have grown into adults of achievement, having stood on the positive character building attributes of Scouting. Scouting’s desire to recognize hard work and achievement extends to our donors as well. How does Scouting recognize our most loyal and significant donors?
Top 5 Questions Local Councils have about Major Gifts Recognition
1Can we still use 1910 Society and Founders Circle to recognize our major donors?
Established in 2011, the Second Century Society, replaced the 1910 Society and Founders Circle as the way to recognize Scouting’s major donors at both the local and national levels.
2Why is there a local and national level of recognition for Second Century?
3Isn't this just another pin and certificate?
4Who is in charge of the Second Century Society?
The Second Century Society is guided by two dedicated Scouters, Jim and Sandy Rogers. Jim is a member of the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board. As the National Chairpersons for the Second Century Society, Jim and Sandy partner with the four regional SCS chairs to recognize our major donors. Their energy and enthusiasm is focused on thanking Scouting’s major donors, growing the number of SCS Members and fostering engaging events. In addition, they both served as Council President and are now on the Executive Committee of the Nevada Area Council. You can spot them at council camporees or hiking around Reno. The BSA Foundation implements the vision for the Second Century Society.
5How does my council implement use the Second Century Society?
The BSA has many recognition programs to foster donor centered philanthropy in local councils. Whether it is a local council award such as the James E West or 1910 Society, or national recognition through the Foundation, our donors must feel recognized for their passion for Scouting.
Local Council Donor Recognition Resources
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2016 Major Gifts Award for Local Councils
Is your council holding donor cultivation events? Have you recognized at a council event at least one new gift that qualifies for the Second Century Society? If so, your council may qualify for the BSA Foundation Major Gifts Award. The Foundation wants to recognize local councils in their development efforts.
Applications for the 2016 Major Gifts Award must be received by the Foundation no later than February 15, 2017. If your council qualifies, you will pick up your award at the National Annual Meeting in 2017. See below for application details.
How Can My Council Use SCS Recognition?
Second Century Society | Local Council Recognition
Have you made a gift to Scouting of at least $25,000, outright or payable over 5 years?
Qualifying gifts to be recognized as a Second Century Society member include an outright gift of $25,000 or more payable over five years, or a deferred gift of $100,000 or more to a local council, the Boy Scouts of America Foundation, high-adventure base or any Scouting entity for operating, capital, or endowment.
Donors at this level are recognized at the local council level. Donors and/or local council staff can download and fill out the SCS application and return it to their local council. Local councils request the recognition pin and certificate through Supply by calling 1-800-323-0732.
Second Century Society | Foundation Recognition
Have you made a gift to Scouting of at least $100,000?
Qualifying gifts to be recognized as a Second Century Society member include an outright or deferred gift of $100,000 or more payable over five years, to a local council, the Boy Scouts of America Foundation, high-adventure base or any Scouting entity for operating, capital, or endowment. Donors at this level are recognized at the local council level.
Donors at this level are recognized at the local and/or national level and receive special local, regional and national event invitations. Donors or local council staff can fill out the online SCS application or download the PDF and submit to the BSA Foundation. Contact email@example.com with questions.
Once you have completed your application, you may fill out the Second Century Society Order form. You may submit online or fill out the PDF and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second Century Society | Lifetime Investor
Have you been giving to Scouting for many years?
Donors with documented lifetime giving of $500,000 and up are recognized at the local and/or national level by the Foundation.
You may qualify as a Lifetime Investor if you:
- Lifetime historical listing of your qualifying gifts totaling $500,000: types of gifts, BSA recipients and approximate dates
- Have made a current outright gift or pledge over five years of $100,000, or an additional deferred commitment of $500,000
- See below for application details
Please fill out this application to start the Second Century Society recognition process for Lifetime Investor. You may submit online or return it to email@example.com.
Once you have completed your application, you may fill out the Second Century Society Recognition Item Order Form. You may submit online or fill out the PDF and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Men of Tomorrow” 8×10 Rockwell Print
SCS Glass Set
“Adventure Trail” 11×14 Rockwell Print
SCS Etched Nambe Bread Tray
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SCS Etched Waterford Bowl
“The Right Way” 16×20 Rockwell Print
Higher Levels may choose items from lower levels