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Invest in Girls!


At Girl Scouts, we believe that when girls succeed,  society succeeds. Girl Scouts provide a safe space for girls to try new things, develop a range of skills, take on leadership roles, and have fun. These girls are building a better world for all of us!

You help ensure that we can continue our mission: to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. An investment in Girl Scouting is broader than a cause or a cure. It is a commitment to the next generation of self-sufficient and capable women.

Our Council accepts cash, checks, credit cards, or gifts of stock. Checks should be made out to Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital. Please send with your donation to Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital, Attention: Development, 4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008

Make a difference today! 100% of every dollar donated stays with our Council to support our local Girl Scouts.

There are so many ways to support Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital. Choose the ones that are right for you:

Friendship Circle Monthly Giving Crowdfunding
President's Circle Matching Gifts/Volunteer Grants
Gifts of Stock Major Gifts Society
Car Donations Planned Gifts
Council Events Women of Distinction
  United Way and CFC

Play golf and support Girl Scout programming for nearly 60,000 girls! The Girl Scout Leadership Experience, rooted by four pillars: STEM, Outdoors, Entrepreneurship, and Life Skills, has demonstrated results in helping girls create a lifetime of leadership, adventure,  and success. Girl Scouts gives every girl the opportunity to reach her full potential. 

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Give monthly and be a part of a group of dedicated donors providing steady funding for Girl Scout programs year round. A minimum monthly gift of $5 quickly turns into $60 a year. With the Friendship Circle, you can be a part of the President’s Circle for $84 a month. To sign up, visit our donate page and select "I wish to join the Friendship Circle: charge the above amount monthly!"


Through your Service Unit’s crowdfunding page you can donate to SHARE, check how much your Service Unit has fundraised, and easily share the importance of giving back with your friends & family on social media. Find your Service Unit’s crowdfunding page by clicking here and searching for your Service Unit. 


 President’s Circle

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Donors who give at the $1,000 level or higher are invited to attend the President's Circle Dinner. This annual event honors our largest supporters and celebrates Girl Scouting. We hope to celebrate with you next spring! You can see previous years photos from the event on our Facebook page here.


Do you know if your company matches gift or donates to your Girl Scout volunteer hours? Please contact your HR department to find out if your gift can be matched.

If you are giving to Girl Scouts through your work’s payroll, please let us know so that we can celebrate and thank you for your gift.


 Gifts of Stock

Gifts of appreciated stock or securities can provide you with the opportunity to make a substantial gift to our Council, avoid capital gains taxes and use the gift as a charitable tax donation. Here are the simple steps to transferring appreciated stock and securities to the Council. 


 Major Gifts Society

Major Gifts Society Leave a Thank you for your interest in the Councils’ Major Gifts Society. An updated webpage is under construction!  For current information or to schedule a time to meet with our Development Director, Betsy Thurston, or 202-274-330 


Do you have an old or unwanted vehicle? You can donate it to Girl Scouts in support of SHARE – our annual giving campaign. If you're interested in donating your car, boat, campers, heavy equipment, etc. you can visit this website. It can be running or not! 


Leave a legacy of Girl Scouting by including the Council in your estate plans. Join the Juliette Low Legacy Society today with a bequest, gift of stock, life insurance, or charitable trust. Click here for more information


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Girl Scouts Nation's Capital partners with organizations whose policies and operation are compatible with values of Girl Scouting on a Council- level. Proceeds from sales benefits SHARE, however, may not be credited towards SHARE goals.

Past partners include, Girl Scout Day at the Nationals and more Please check the SHARE rally or website ( for the most up-to-date info on our Council sponsored events.



Many employers offer workplace giving through United Way. If each year you choose this method to support our Council, please let us know so that we can recognize and thank you accordingly!
United Way of Nation’s Capital code is 8107.
CFC Campaign code is 47830.  


 Women of Distinction - Eastern Panhandle Area 

Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital has honored over fifty Women of Distinction in the West Virginia Eastern Panhandle who have gone above and beyond in serving their communities. This annual event celebrates women from Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan counties, Girl Scouts, and our generous local sponsors who make this fundraiser possible.

On Wednesday, October 13,2023, we inducted new Women of Distinction at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg, West Virginia who exemplify courage, confidence, and character for our young Girl Scouts.


Contact the Development department for customized options or questions.

Betsy Thurston Director of Development 202-274-3330
Vacant Major Gifts Manager 202-274-3306
Shannon McCreesh Annual Giving Specialist 202-534-3785
Vacant  Development Coordinator 202-274-3317

Caitlin DeLatte

Corporate and Foundations Officer

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