BLUE RIDGE COUNCIL
In December 2013, the Blue Ridge Council Executive Board
outlined an important goal to grow the council’s endowment. Like universities and other major
organizations, an endowment fund enables Scouting to operate without the worry
of the impact of unexpected capital expenditures on daily program support. An
endowment can also help the council weather the ups and downs of the stock
market, the job market and the supply-and-demand for its services.
Gifts to the endowment can be made via gifts of cash and
The Boy Scouts of America has several recognition programs
available for donors who make gifts to the council’s endowment fund.
JAMES E. WEST
James. E. West was the first Chief Scout Executive of the
Boy Scouts of America, a position he held for more than three decades. Donors who make gifts to the endowment fund are
recognized as James E. West Fellows.
James E. West Fellowship Awards are wonderful ways to
recognize Scouts who have achieved significant milestones in the Scouting program
such as rank advancements, especially being awarded the rank of Eagle
Scout. It is also a great way to
recognize an adult leader, Scoutmaster, or long-time Scouter.
Gifts to the endowment fund at $1,000 are recognized as
Bronze James E. West donors.
Gifts to the endowment fund at $5,000 are recognized as
Silver James E. West donors.
Gifts to the endowment fund at $10,000 are recognized as
Gold James E. West donors.
Gifts to the endowment fund at $15,000 are recognized as
Diamond James E. West donors.
All James E. West gifts are cumulative.
All James E. West Fellowship recipients are presented with a
recognition certificate, a James E. West pin and knot for the Scouting uniform.
James E. West Fellowship Flyer
James E. West Fellowship Application
The Second Century Society was created in 2011 as a national
Boy Scouts of America donor recognition program.
The Second Century Society program recognizes…
- Support to operations through the Friends of Scouting program and special events.
- Support of capital through contributions to capital campaigns.
- Support to the endowment.
Second Century Society gifts can be made over a five–year
period and are recognized starting at $25,000.
Deferred commitments of $100,000 or more through life
insurance and estate planning can also be recognized.
Since the program was implemented the Blue Ridge Council has
recognized the following individuals, families, corporations and foundations as
members of the Second Century Society.
Second Century Society Application
Russell & Lee Cann
William & Sylvia Dukes
Russell & Helen Smart
MEMBERS WITH DISTINCTION
Dan & Amanda Atkinson
Everett & Pam Baker
Robin & Anna Foster
Mason & Mary Beth Garrett
The Jolley Foundation
Robert & Lou Rainey
Ernie & Louise Trammell
Joseph & Cathy Turner
United Way of Greenville County
Bruce & Marty White
SECOND CENTURY SOCIETY MEMBERS
The Abney Foundation
Bank of Travelers Rest
Blue Ridge Electric Co-Op
David & Peggy Brenner
Craig Brown & The Greenville Drive
Fred Festa & The Greenville Swamp Rabbits
The Graham Foundation
Greenville Health System
Ralph & Marion Hendricks
The McAlister Foundation
Michelin North America
Publix Super Markets Charities
Chip & Lorraine Stockman
The Symmes Foundation
Tommy & Anne Thomason
United Community Bank
United Way of Anderson County
United Way of Greenwood & Abbeville Counties
United Way of Pickens County
Melvin & Dollie Younts
more information on the Second Century Society or the James E. West Fellowship
program contact Mike Butler at Mike.Butler@scouting.org