There’s a place for everyone on our team and Girls in the Game encourages everyone to get in the game and play an important part in providing opportunities to girls throughout Chicagoland.
Named Scholarship Program
Each year, Girls in the Game’s Teen Squad members gain important leadership skills by training for and leading healthy lifestyle workshops for younger girls. Teen Squad members feel empowered by the difference they can make in their own communities and in the lives of younger girls, and those girls learn the importance of living a healthy life.
As our teens serve as Girls in the Game ambassadors by leading interactive sports and health workshops in schools and parks, meeting with corporate leaders about the needs of girls and expanding their knowledge on sports and health-related careers, they earn scholarship money for college. Girls in the Game wants to reward these teens for their hard work and encourage them to dream big when imagining the impact they’ll have on the world.
You can name one of these scholarships! Through the Girls in the Game Named Scholarship Program, every $2,000 pledge, payable up front or over four years, results in you making a difference in the lives of our teens. You will be able to see firsthand the impact you make in our teens’ lives through regular letters and updates from the girls in our program.
Many companies are committed to supporting charities that their employees support. Through programs like payroll deductions and matching gifts, you can increase your gift to Girls in the Game. Check with your company’s Human Resources Department to learn more about your options. If your company participates in a United Way campaign, you can write in Girls in the Game as your charity of choice!
With your support, Girls in the Game has helped over 40,000 girls become leaders in their communities. Each year, thousands of girls in underserved communities discover their strength through our unique health, sports and leadership programs. By deepening your impact with a gift through your overall estate or financial plans, you can ensure that girls continue to become leaders and gamechangers for generations to come.
Join the Gamechanger Circle
The Gamechanger Circle recognizes individuals who have included Girls in the Game in their estate plans. Gamechanger Circle members receive the following benefits:
- Tax advantages-a planned gift can reduce income taxes and avoid capital gain taxes
- You decide where your money goes- continue to empower girls and make sure their voices are heard
- Recognition in Girls in the Game’s Annual Report
- Recognition on GirlsintheGame.org
- Semi-annual program updates
Contact Dawn Kobel, Director of Development & Communications, to learn more 312.633.GAME (4263).
Please note: This information is not intended as tax or legal advice. We recommend that you consult with your legal and financial advisers to learn how a gift would work in your circumstances. Laws and regulations governing all gifts and availability of certain life income gifts vary by state.