The Dan Beard Council’s Endowment Fund has a new name, a new goal and new leadership!

The Dan Beard Council’s planned giving efforts are now known as the Dan Beard Second Century Society. This name comes with a goal of growing the Council’s endowment in order to provide long-term, permanent funding for the Council.  Planned Giving Chair Steve Korach said, “We hope that every Dan Beard Council volunteer will consider the Scouts when they do their estate planning”.

Korach, an Eagle Scout and Silver Beaver recipient, was asked to chair the Planned Giving Committee. This places an increased level of importance on the fact that a strong endowment is critical to the long-term financial success of the council.

Planned gifts can be as simple as including the Dan Beard Council in your will, donating a life insurance policy, creating a life income annuity or even establishing a James E. West Fellowship as recognition of a Scouter’s achievements.  Donations to the endowment are held in perpetuity, which means your gift is never spent, but is rather invested. Earnings from the investment are then used to support Scouting in the Dan Beard Council for generations to come.

The Dan Beard Second Century Society is a very special group of people who act on their belief that it’s important to leave a legacy of support for Scouting.  Anyone who includes the Dan Beard Council in their will or does any other form of planned giving will become a Second Century Society member. The Society holds an annual event and donors receive special recognition for their support.

For more information, please call Edward Rauen, Chief Development Officer, at (513) 577-7718 or email at