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Society of the Lion & Shield
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THE IMPORTANCE OF THE LION AND SHIELD
There are many ways to support SCI Foundation. Among them is our primary giving program— The Society of the Lion & Shield.
A bit of quick history, SCI’s original logo, the Lion & Shield, was created in 1972, redesigned with minor changes in 1995 and remains our official logo. The significance of the items depicted in that logo are important.
The globe proudly show that we are dedicated internationally. The shield expresses defense of our rights as hunters. The crossed spears represent our willingness to fight to protect those rights. The lion, of course, depicts our courage in that endeavor.
In keeping with the significance of the Lion and Shield logo, SCI Foundation’s overall giving program is named the Society of the Lion & Shield with the levels of giving based on animal names. The giving program works on a cumulative basis as you move up the levels over time and there are many levels and ways to donate as every dollar helps to fund our mission and sustain our organization. Recognition comes from token benefit gifts and acknowledgements.
Interested in learning more about SCI Foundation’s Society of the Lion & Shield Program? Download the Lion & Shield brochure and donation form below or contact Kimberly Byers at email@example.com or call (520) 620-1220 ext. #322.
All donors will receive a signed SCI Foundation charitable gift receipt for tax-deductible purposes.
Pledges to SCI Foundation will be recognized at the pledged level, and recognition benefits for the pledged level will be awarded—as long as pledge payments remain current. If pledge payments lapse for any reason, recognition will stay at the amounts paid to date. Pledges can be made up to a 5-year period.
Cumulative giving is tracked by the SCI Foundation development department. The startingdate is August 2010 and once a new Society of the Lion & Shield Animal Giving Level has been reached, a letter will be sent sharing the new recognition level.
Only operational and restricted gifts to the Foundation will count towards recognition levels. SCIPAC donations, raffles, sweepstakes, and auction purchases do not apply.
One exception, In-Kind Donations to the SCI Foundation Conservation Leadership Award. Live Auction may also count towards recognition levels. Only items with a Fair Market Value of $15,000 or greater will be eligible for inclusion in recognition totals. The final saleprice of the item will be the recognized amount to count towards the recognition levels.
For further information about any of SCI Foundation’s giving programs, contact:
SCI Foundation’s Giving Societies provide special recognition to donors for their cumulative giving. Donors are recognized at many different levels for both operational and restricted gifts—excluding the Hunter Legacy Fund. Please consider a meaningful gift today.