Endowment & Planned Giving

Perpetuating Scouting’s Future

Maintaining and expanding our program outreach to youth will become increasingly difficult in the years ahead. Innovative and relevant programs to attract and hold youth will require new and increased financial support. Funding from traditional sources becomes more challenging each year. In response to this challenge, the Washington Crossing Council is committed to further develop and expand the endowment trust fund. The desired outcome is to produce increased operating income for this source. This fund, which is permanent and professionally managed, is restricted in order that the principal remains in perpetuity, with earned income used annually for support of program. Through the establishment of a permanent endowment fund the volunteer Executive Board has provide a vehicle that will provide income to the annual budget without ever decreasing permanent gifts made to this fund.

James E. West Fellowship

In recognition of individuals who contribute to the Washington Crossing Council’s permanent endowment fund, the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America has created the James E. West Fellowship. The James E. West Fellowship Award is a recognition authorized by the National Council, B.S.A. and is presented by the Council for individuals and units that contribute $1,000 or more in cash or securities to the Council’s Endowment Fund.

Organizations or individuals may contribute an award in honor of someone – an Eagle Scout, a Silver Beaver recipient, Council, District, or unit Scouter, or in memory of a departed loved one. There can be no finer honor paid to a Scouter than to be named a James E. West Fellow indicating the nominees is in the same spirit and dedication to Scouting as was James E. West. Those who are recognized by the James E. West Fellowship Award will cast their own “lengthened shadow” as they help ensure the Scouting legacy by helping create the financial stability need to carry Scouting into the next century.

If you would like more information on the Council’s permanently restricted endowment fund or the James E. West Fellowship, please contact our Scout Executive:

Magne Gundersen
215-348-7205 x317

File Name Description
James E. West Application Download