Other Giving Opportunities

Give to the Boy Scouts of America in the way that best suits you.

James E. West Fellowship – National Website Link

James E. West (1876-1948)

Throughout his life, West gravitated toward children’s issues. When a young boy stole his car, he declined to press charges, offering instead to represent the boy in court (he got him off on a technicality). This incident led West to lobby successfully for the creation of a juvenile court. He also worked for the Washington Playground Association and the YMCA and prompted President Theodore Roosevelt to convene a White House Conference on Dependent Children in 1909. Given his background, West became a natural choice to serve as the first Chief Scout Executive. He agreed to take the job for up to six months and stayed on for 32 years.

A gift to the Nevada Area Council designated by the donor to the council endowment fund qualifies for membership as a James E. West fellow. The gift must be in addition to— and not replace or diminish—the donor’s annual Investment in Character support.  A minimum gift of $1000 in cash or marketable securities qualifies for the Bronze level membership. Donors may make cumulative gifts to reach Silver ($5,000), Gold ($10,000), and Diamond ($15,000) member levels. For example, 5 years of giving at the Bronze level would qualify for Silver level membership. Many individuals and corporations make these gifts either on behalf of someone else—such as in honor of an Eagle Scout, Silver Beaver recipient, a retirement, a special accomplishment, or anniversary—or in memory of a special individual.                             

Employer Matching Gifts – Double your donation impact with company matching gifts.

Many local businesses sponsor matching gifts programs to match their employees’ gifts or provide gifts for volunteer hours.

Some companies match gifts made by retirees and or spouses too. If you give online, please attach a copy of your printed receipt to your company’s matching gift form. The company will take care of getting us the matching gift once you turn it in to the appropriate person or department at your company.

Click HERE to see if your company is a matching gift employer.

Personalized Paver – Donor Form

Your personal paver will be a stepping stone on our front path at the Nevada Area Council Building. Money given in this way will all go towards our Endowment Fund. There are several sizes for tiles, each with a different price. Click the link above for more information.

Vehicle Gift – National Website

Vehicle donations are handles at the national level. Click the link above for more information. The vehicle donation will benefit our council, Nevada Area Council, if you choose to name us as the beneficiary.

Smith’s Inspiring Donations

A digital account is needed to participate in Smith’s Inspiring Donations. If you already have a digital account, simply link your Shopper’s Card to your account so that all transactions apply toward the organization you choose.

Selecting the organization that you wish to support is as simple as updating the Smith’s Inspiring Donations selection on your digital account.

Any transactions moving forward using the Shopper’s Card number associated with your digital account will be applied to the program at no added cost to you. Smith’s Inspiring Donations will donate 0.5% of all eligible spending to organizations that customers have linked to their Rewards Card.