One of the most effective ways GSCO can provide financial stability for the future is by growing our endowment. A strong endowment enables GSCO to meet current and future program needs, maintain a stable funding stream despite fluctuations in the economy, lower our dependence on the cookie sale and have the ability to respond to immediate or emergency needs.
In December 2013, Girl Scouts of Colorado received a $25,000 lead gift to establish the Rae Ann and Richard E. Dougherty Look Wider International Travel Fund. This fund was combined with council-held endowment funds to establish the Girl Scouts of Colorado Endowment at Rose Community Foundation in Denver.
Rae Ann and Richard E. Dougherty Look Wider International Travel Fund
Thanks to a generous gift from lifetime Girl Scouts, RaeAnn and Rich Dougherty, this Fund was established to provide annual scholarships to Girl Scouts who want to fulfill their travel dreams. In 2014, three Girl Scouts traveled to Australia, Switzerland and Ireland thanks to Look Wider scholarships.
Laura D. Brieser-Smith
Century Link Denver Metro Outreach Endowment
Rae Ann & Richard Dougherty
Stephanie A. Foote
GSCO Operating Endowment
GSCO Capital Endowment
Kathryn S. Keller
Lee P. Everding
Estate of Margarita O. Truscott
Meadow Mountain Ranch Endowment
Susan D. Mulhern
Rocky Cover SRI Fund/Pene Harrison, Sarah Harrison and Belle Fair
Rose Community Foundation
Zonta Traveling Leaders Endowment