Scouting helps young men and women build character, citizenship and fitness. Developing youth who are physically strong, mentally awake, morally straight, has been the work of the Boy Scouts of America since 1910. Our efforts will be even more important in coming years. Little Jimmy's Story
Scouting can benefit every youth, family and community in our nation, but expanding the scope and vigor of Scouting’s programs will require more financial resources.
Encouraging gifts to the Sam Houston Area Council’s permanent endowment is one of our Council’s highest priorities. It ensures that our Council will continue to offer the outstanding programs we now have and also be able to grow to meet the future needs of our youth and communities. Endowment is a means through which an individual or a group can financially invest in the ongoing work of the Boy Scouts of America within the Sam Houston Area Council. Unlike the annual operating support fund drive through the Council's Friends of Scouting campaign, endowment gifts allow individuals and groups to make a financial commitment with a long term view to the work of the Council in the form of either current or deferred gifts.
The Endowment is carefully managed by a corporate trustee, under guidelines given by Sam Houston Area Council's Executive Board. Endowment gifts are designed to be in addition to and not replace or diminish the donor's annual support of Friends of Scouting.
To encourage donations to the Sam Houston Area Council’s Endowment, The Cockrell Foundation will be providing a dollar for dollar match of all individual gifts in the amount of $500 to $25,000 made to the endowment fund by December 15, 2013. The National Endowment Recognitions of James E. West and the Second Century Society will be used to recognize those that support the Sam Houston Area Council’s Endowment. The 2013 mission is to raise two million dollars in support of the Council’s Endowment.
The Cockrell Foundation Matching Gift Program Mail in FORM for mail/fax or contribute ONLINE using paypal, check, or a credit/debit card. If you are looking for a way to Memorialize or Honor someone below $500, visit The Memorial Tribute Fund Program. Does your Company Match? Call to find out how to make your $500 gift turn into a $2000 gift.
For more information about Endowment, please contact Devin D. Koehler CFRE, Senior Development Director of Endowment, at (713) 756-3321 or via e-mail at Devin.Koehler@shac.org. Get the Mobile App TODAY!