Direct Support Award Correction
The Direct Support Award announcement that was included in the May 7 issue of the Finance Impact e-Letter incorrectly included legacies and bequests in the criteria for recognition this year.
Journey to Excellence direct support measure does NOT include legacies and bequests. The announcement should have read as follows:
Again this year, the Finance Impact Department will recognize councils that have shown growth as recorded on the June 30 Journey to Excellence Direct Support measure in total direct support (FOS [net], project sales, special events [net], foundations and trusts, and other direct support, INCLUDING APPROPRIATE RECLASS) from June 30, 2011, to June 30, 2012. This achievement recognizes the total effort of staff and volunteers in the cultivation and direct solicitation of donors in support of council programs. Additional recognition will be awarded to councils that have achieved these criteria for two, three, or four consecutive years.
Scout executives who qualify will be recognized at Top Hands with a distinctive shirt designating achievement as a Direct Support Achiever. Councils may purchase additional quantities of this recognition for other staff members or volunteers who were crucial in the achievement of this award.