An investment in Scouting's future, the Rainbow Council Endowment Fund helps provide ongoing financial support to Scouting's mission. Gifts made to the Endowment Fund help generate interest and investment income which is used to deliver the program to the youth and communities that we serve.
"A strong Endowment Fund exemplifies an organization’s vision for the future
and its foresight to lay the foundation for success."
Building our endowment in the Rainbow Council is very important to Scouting, as it maintains our programs over long periods of time and allows for the mission to be sustained during times of economic downturn.
In recognition of your gift to our council endowment fund, Scouting offers two national awards:
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 their local council endowment 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 also contribute an award in honor of someone. The award is presented with a certificate, a lapel pin, and a square knot to wear on the uniform. James E. West fellows names are added to the donor recognition memorial in the Rainbow Council Service Center.
Second Century Society is a newly created society for donors who make deferred or outright gifts greater than $25,000 (outright gifts can be over a five year period). Your gift can be to any of the 3 funds- operating, capital or endowment.A gift can be made by an individual, group or organization and will be members of our Heritage Society.