Making His Mark on Scouting
Bob Koepke is an Eagle Scout. His father, brother and two sons are also Eagle Scouts.
Scouting is a large part of Bob’s life and he wanted to make sure his yearly contributions to Northern Star Scouting continued after he was gone. Bob gained an appreciation for endowments, particularly through his father's influence.
Bob said, “There are people like me, who have been in Scouting 30-40 years, and have had the chance to see, first-hand, the impact the program has on young people. When you give to an endowment you are supporting the organization forever, and it is also a great way to help protect from the ups and downs of the economy. And, it is nice to make that commitment while you are still alive even though the organization won't receive the gift until after you are gone."
“What people need to realize is that when you retire and have a good amount in IRAs and a 401K, that money can be heavily taxed for you or your heirs. Northern Star Scouting can receive the assets from the IRA tax-free, allowing Scouting to use the funds to continue its good work. It is a nice feeling to know that not only do my yearly donations through the Friends of Scouting campaign help support the Scouting program; my donations to the endowment fund will help provide a steady income to Northern Star Scouting far into the future.”
Your support makes all the difference in the world to Scouts, now and into the future.
For more information on making a gift to Northern Star Scouting, use the contact information on this page or visit our office!