Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Juliette Gordon Low Society

In November, GSCCC staff recognized a special member of our Girl Scout family during a staff meeting. Tesi Strickland has been a Girl Scout, volunteer and employee as a  lifetime member of Girl Scouts. She started her journey working for the Council 16 years ago and rejoined the GSCCC staff two years ago. She now serves as our outdoor adventures  manager, where she can challenge girls to boost their courage, confidence and character in the outdoors. Tesi wants every girl to have the opportunity to develop strong values, social conscience and know their own potential and self-worth to be the best that they can be.

Now, GSCCC thanks Tesi for one more thing. Tesi has done something extraordinary for our Council and for girls right here in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. She has generously provided for Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast in her estate plan and has decided to pave the way for girls to have a Girl Scout experience much like the one she had.

GSCCC CEO Tracy Keller recognized Tesi for her continued dedication to Girl Scouts by presenting her with the Juliette Gordon Low Society pin. By receiving this pin, Tesi will be a part of an exclusive group that was started by Juliette Gordon Low herself.

Juliette's vision and commitment to create an organization that serves girls was perpetuated when she converted the carriage house of her home into the first Girl Scout national headquarters and gifted the property to Girl Scouts in her will. Juliette's bequest was the beginning of planned giving to Girl Scouts. In her memory, the Juliette Gordon Low Society was established to thank and honor friends of Girl Scouting who choose to make Girl Scotus part of their legacies and a beneficiary of their estate plans.

Learn more about planned giving here.