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GSCB Family Partnership Campaign 2013


The Family Partnership Campaign is an annual opportunity for families of adult and girl members to partner with Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay. Family Partnership funds ensure that Girl Scouting is available to all girls and keeps programs and services affordable. The tax-deductible contributions made through Family Partnership Campaign remain on the Delmarva Peninsula and helps to bridge the gap between what is made from the cookie and fall product sales programs and what is needed to provide programs for girls.


Family involvement in Girl Scouting, both personal and financial, is essential to support troops and the Council. A financial contribution to the Family Partnership Campaign will help in the continued growth and development of quality programs, provide safe facilities and provide a wide variety of opportunities for girls and adult volunteers.


Family Campaign

Every registered Girl Scout family will receive a Family Partnership solicitation letter in the mail. The letter will arrive in the households in the spring of 2013. The Girl Scout registration form includes a section for contributions. All contributions received on registration forms will be credited to Family Partnership. Family donations may be made online by going to the council website at Incentives will be mailed directly to the family.


Family Incentive: $25 and up – Vehicle Magnet

Please note: In order for a family to receive the incentive for their donation the council must receive their individual contribution via a sealed envelope or online in a communication that includes the donor’s name and address.


Service Unit Campaign

The Family Partnership 2013 Service Unit incentive will be a Girl Scout banner. To receive a banner the Service Unit total donations must average $5 per girl registered in your Service Unit. Your Service Unit will receive credit for donations received from events, families, volunteers and registration form donations from individuals registered in your Service Unit. Service Unit incentives will be presented at the Service Unit Kick-off in August 2013.


We encourage every Service Unit to plan an event that benefits the Family Partnership Campaign. Family Partnership events may be held anytime during the 2013 membership year. If you require Family Partnership brochures and envelopes for your event please contact Denise Eberspeaker at or 410-742-5107 at least one month prior to the event.


Please note: If an event is advertised as benefiting the Family Partnership Campaign, 100% of the funds raised, including all donations received, must be sent directly to the council. If envelopes containing donations are collected, please forward the sealed envelopes to the council.


Matching Gifts

Contact your employer’s personnel office to see if Girl Scouts qualifies for a company match. If it does, return your completed Matching Gifts Application form in the envelope with your contribution.


Maryland and Delaware Tax Credits

Maryland and Delaware individuals and businesses may be eligible for additional tax credits for donations made to Girl Scouts. In Maryland, the minimum donation amount is $500 for individuals and businesses. In Delaware, the minimum donation amount is $5,000 for individuals and $10,000 for businesses. Contributions must be accompanied by a completed “Certification of Contribution for Tax Credit.”


Online Contributions

Why are Girl Scout families and volunteers asked to financially contribute?

• One of the first things United Ways and Funds, foundations and corporations ask is whether our council has financial support from Girl Scout families and volunteers.
• Your Family Partnership tax-deductible contribution is an important link to additional funding sources.
• 100% of every Family Partnership dollar will go directly to support Girl Scouting on the Delmarva Peninsula.
• The $12 registration fee paid to join Girl Scouts goes directly to GSUSA to cover activity insurance for all girls and adult members, development of Girl Scout handbooks, Safety Wise, and education models.
• Your donation will help to provide safe, educational and quality programs throughout the Delmarva Peninsula.


What your gift can do:

$12 could provide one girl with a scholarship for membership registration.

$25 could provide troop leader basic leadership education.

$50 could provide an opportunity for two girls to participate in a Rock Climbing Adventurer.

$100 could provide an opportunity for ten girls to participate in a STEM program.

$275 could provide an opportunity for one girl to attend Grove Point summer camp for a week.

$500 could provide Girl Scout troop memberships for 40 girls in a low income community.

$1,000 could provide a Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient a scholarship for college.


From A to Z, your gift makes a difference!

A: Adults, Awards, Advice N: Newsletters, Nature, Nurturing
B: Books, Bay Window, Bay Shop O: Outdoors, Outreach, Opportunities
C: Camps, Contemporary Issues, Computers P: Program, Printing, Partnerships
D: Diversity, Development, Direction Q: Quality, Questions
E: Events, Education, Environment R: Recognitions, Recruitment, Resources
F: Financial Assistance, Friends, Fall School S: Safety, Songs, Science, Sports
G: Girls, Gold Awards, Growing Strong T: Troops, Tents, Trips
H: Help, Health, Handbooks U: Unique Opportunities, Useful, Unity
I: Ideas, Information, Insurance V: Volunteers, Vision, Values
J: Joy, Journey, Juliette Low W: Workshops, Wider Ops, Web Site
K: Knowledge, Kindness, Keys X: Xcitement, Xcellence, Xploration
L: Leaders, Leadership Skills, Library Y : You, Youth
M: Membership, Math, Memories Z : Zillions of other things!


Thank you for your support!

Donate Online
Make a secure online donation to the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Family Partnership.


Donate by MailSend a check to support GSCB Family Partnership to:

Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay
Attn: Family Partnership Campaign
1346 Belmont Ave., Ste. 601
Salisbury, MD 21804

For more information please contact:
Denise Eberspeaker
Director of Fund Development, Communications and Service Center
410-742-5107 or 800-374-9811

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