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BLUE RIDGE COUNCIL ENDOWMENT FUND

 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 marketable securities.

 The Boy Scouts of America has several recognition programs available for donors who make gifts to the council’s endowment fund.



JAMES E. WEST FELLOWSHIP

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



SECOND CENTURY SOCIETY

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 



LEGACY MEMBERS
Russell & Lee Cann
William & Sylvia Dukes
Russell & Helen Smart

MEMBERS WITH DISTINCTION
Dan & Amanda Atkinson
Everett & Pam Baker
Fluor Corporation
Robin & Anna Foster
Mason & Mary Beth Garrett
The Jolley Foundation
Robert & Lou Rainey
Vic Shelburne
Michael Stokes
Ernie & Louise Trammell
Joseph & Cathy Turner
United Way of Greenville County
Bruce & Marty White
Mike Wingo

SECOND CENTURY SOCIETY MEMBERS

The Abney Foundation
Bank of Travelers Rest
Blue Ridge Electric Co-Op
David & Peggy Brenner
Craig Brown & The Greenville Drive
Marshall Brown
Duke Energy
Fred Festa & The Greenville Swamp Rabbits
The Graham Foundation
Greenville Health System
Ralph & Marion Hendricks
The McAlister Foundation
Michelin North America
Ogletree Deakins
Palmetto Bank
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
Womble Carlyle
Melvin & Dollie Younts



For more information on the Second Century Society or the James E. West Fellowship program contact Mike Butler at Mike.Butler@scouting.org