Friends of Scouting 2012 Campaign

FOS 2012 Transatlantic
FOS Letter Campaign 2012
How To 2012
Short 2012 FOS Sample Presentation
Family Presenter Instructions
2012 Vince Presenter Tips
2012 FoS Donation Form
2012 FOS District Campaign Info Sheet
How Council's are Financed
FOS Recognition 2012

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Memorial Fund/Tribute Fund
The Memorial/Tribute Fund of the Transatlantic Council is a way to recognize the Scouting experiences of a deceased Scout or Scouter. It can also be used to pay tribute to accomplishments in the lives of current Scouts and Scouters, Donations of any amount can be made to recognize a graduation, birthday, birth, retirement or promotion. All Memorial and Tribute contributors will be listed on the website along with the occasion of the gift. The amount of the gift is not listed. View Memorial/Tribute Fund

Matching Gifts
Many employers/business foundations will match their employee's charitable contributions. For instance, if you gave $500 to the Transatlantic Council and your employer had this program, you would have made a $1,000 donation. If you are a contributor to the Transatlantic Council or are considering a contribution, check with your employer to see if this program exists or if the employer might be interested in starting it. The following companies of matching gifts programs:
Kraft Foods
BP

Dollars for Doers
This program provides for a financial contribution from a company based on volunteer time given to an organization by its employees. If you are a volunteer you should check into this and turn your volunteer time into a contribution to the Transatlantic Council as well.

The following companies have "dollars for doers" programs:
ExxonMobil
BP

James E. West Fellowship Award
The James E. West Fellowship Award is a national recognition for individuals who contribute $1,000 or more in cash or securities to the Transatlantic Council endowment trust fund. This contribution is in addition to, and does not diminish or replace the donor's annual gift to the council's Friends of Scouting Campaign.

Organizations or individuals may contribute an award in honor of someone - a Eagle Scout, a Silver Beaver recipient, council president, or district chairman, or in memory of a departed loved one, business associate or special Scouter.

The James E. West Fellowship Award is an attractive 8 by 10 inch certificate, personalized with the donor's name date of gift and council name. In addition, there is a distinctive lapel pin/charm and an embroidered square knot for uniform wear. While it is a national recognition, the James E. West Fellowship Award is authorized and presented by the Transatlantic Council.

This award is named after the first Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America who exemplified Ralph Waldo Emerson's observation that "an institution is the lengthened shadow of one man". Scouting today is the "lengthened shadow" of more than three decades of the farseeing and dedicated leadership of Dr. 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 for future generations of young people and create the financial stability of the program in the Transatlantic Council

In Transatlantic Council funds can be pledged over a 2 year period but the recognition can only be provided once the James E. West pledge has been paid