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Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana is a not-for-profit organization and relies on support from community partners, granting organizations, and individual donors. 

A gift from you supports:

  • Leadership development for all girls in our 11-county jurisdiction who want to participate.
  • Programs and activities for girls in the critical areas of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), financial literacy, leadership, and healthy living.
  • Year-round Girl Scout program delivery in five different Pathways in which girls can participate--troops/group, events, camp, series, and travel.
  • Training for adult volunteers to ensure the safe, effective delivery of Girl Scout programs.

For more information or to learn about how you can help us in our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, contact Pat Bateman, Chief Development Officer at (812) 421-4970 ext 326 or at

All donations to GSSI support the Girl Scout ToGetHerThere Campaign which is rallying the nation around the cause of creating and supporting an environment in which girls can develop their leadership potential and grow into successful adults who make the world a better place. Financial support from friends in the community provides the funds GSSI needs to offer leadership experiences that can help ensure the future success of girls in GSSI's 11-county jurisdiction in southwest Indiana.

Make an online donation to GSSI through Network for Good! 

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Network for Good is a "donor-advised fund," which is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that collects contributions from donors and distributes those contributions to other nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations in good standing with the IRS as recommended by you, the donor. Your credit card statement, therefore, lists Network for Good and not Girl Scouts because your donation is to Network for Good's donor-advised fund. Network for Good then forwards the contribution to GSSI on your behalf. As required by the IRS, Network for Good has exclusive legal control over donations to its donor-advised fund. All donations are final and may not be refunded.

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In the space marked DESIGNATION, you can write in the name of one of GSSI special funds:

#1: Family Giving Partnership:
A gift to the Family Giving Partnership shows a Girl Scout how much her parents/guardians value her participation in Girl Scouts. FGP gifts benefit all girls in GSSI's 11-county jurisdiction. Families receive a special commemorative patch for a gift to the FGp which their Girl Scout can wear on her sash or vest. The names of donors to the Family giving Partnership are listed in GSSI's annual fall donor newsletter. Complete the online Family Giving Partnership donation form, including the credit card information, do a SAVE AS to capture your data, and then email the completed form to Or, you can print the form out, complete it, and send it with a check to GSSI, 223 NW Second St., Evansville IN 47708. 

#2: Daisy Donors
Daisy Donors donate an initial gift of $500 and $250 per year each year thereafter. Daisy Donors names are listed in GSSI's annual donor newsletter and are invited to one or more special events during the year. Daisy Donor gifts are unrestricted and benefit all girl members.

#3: President's Club
President's Club members contribute $,1000 or more to GSSI in a fiscal year (October 1-September 30.) President Club members' names are listed in GSSI's annual donor newsletter, and members are invited to one or more special events during the year. 

#4: "I Love Camp Koch" Club
Donors can support the maintenance and upgrade of GSSI's residential camp facility, Camp Koch. "I Love Camp Koch" donors are listed in GSSI's annual donor newsletter. The "I Love Camp Koch" fund gives former campers and staff the opportunity to support a place and an experience that have remained dear to them throughout their life. GSSI supporters and Camp Koch enthusiasts Joyce Romer and Kathleen Church asked their friends to make a donation to the "I Love Camp Koch" Club instead of buying them a birthday present.

#5: Fairy Godmother for the Enchanted Woods & Fairy Garden:
Support the Enchanted Woods & Fairy Garden, GSSI's new outdoor education area at Camp Koch that was designed especially for Daisies and Brownies. Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana has developed a unique area at Camp Koch for Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies that is designed to encourage younger girls to explore and enjoy the outdoors and to foster creativity. This special place includes a secret fairy garden, fire pit, swings, fairy wings, a playhouse, materials for badges and activities, and enough twinkling lights to light up the sky. Girl Scout Daisy and Brownie troops can register to spend time at the Enchanted Woods & Fairy Garden – a day visit or an overnight. (Overnighters have the choice of staying in the Bungalow or the dining hall basement, both of which have been renovated).

Evansville artist and Girl Scout Lauren Longest has drawn and painted lovely symbols of Girl Scouts and Camp Koch inside the Bungalow to make it a welcoming space for the younger girls. Evansville artist and former Girl Scout Ashley Ellen Frary designed a beautiful fairy image for the Enchanted Woods & Fairy Garden which GSSI staff used to develop a patch that will be given to each girl who participates. Girls will also receive a journal to record activities and memories of their visit.

An Enchanted Woods and & Fairy Garden program curriculum has been developed, along with a customized play written by Parker Ford of Posey County Troop 454, a story, a scavenger hunt, and fairy and nature activities that will allow girls to learn and play in this new area. Brownies can also earn badges.

#6: The McKinney Fund for Girl Scouts:
With a commitment to extending the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to all girls who want to participate, the McKinney family has established the McKinney Fund for Girl Scouts. Donations to this fund support Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana's Scoutership Fund, benefiting families experiencing financial hardship. Scouterships are available to cover a portion of the costs related to Girl Scout membership if there is need.

GSSI also has a Planned Giving program: The Juliette Gordon Low Society: 
Members of GSSI's Juliette Gordon Low Society believe that the lasting benefits of Girl Scouting should be forever preserved. They have included Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana in their estate and financial plans. A planned gift of any amount is an investment in our community's future and enrolls donoor in the Juliette Gordon Low Society. Donors can choose the planned giving option that fits their financial goals. If you have questions about making a planned giving gift to Girl Scouts, contact Pat Bateman, 812-421-4970, Ext. 326, or

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