Ways to Donate

Many donors find  that  they  are  able  to  increase  the size  of  their  gift  if  they  can  make payments over a period of time. Donors are encouraged to make pledges over a 3 to 5 year period, allowing tax deductions for each year in which payments are made. Pledges will be scheduled to begin at the convenience of the donor.

To make a pledge or a gift to the campaign, please complete this form and send it to Angel Brunelle at abrunelle@lbgc.org, or by mail. You can also learn more about the ways to support Believe & Become below.

All gifts are tax deductible and will be recognized in print materials, unless the donor selects to be anonymous. All gifts over $5,000 will be recognized on a plaque in the newly renovated Boys & Girls Club, and naming opportunities exist for gifts over $25,000. Please contact Angel Brunelle at abrunelle@lbgc.org for more information including a list of naming opportunities, or  to arrange for a meeting to discuss your gift.

One-Time Gifts

You can make a one-time gift to the Believe & Become Campaign by making a credit card donation online, or sending a check.

Recurring Credit Card Payments

Monthly giving is a convenient way to increase your impact. Once you enter your information into our secure server, your donation will automatically be processed around the 15th of each month. The Club can accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa. Use the "Monthly Pledge Payment Options" button below to show how your monthly donations can add up to a significant gift over time.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities and Planned Gifts

Gifts of appreciated securities may enable you to give more than you thought possible. Stocks and bonds that have appreciated in value and have been held for more than 12 months may be donated with distinct advantages to the donor and the Club. Bequests, endowed gifts and other planned gifts are unique opportunities to support the Club. Please contact Angel Brunelle at abrunelle@lbgc.org if you would like information about the many variations of how to donate and benefit from the tax deduction, or complete the attached pledge card indicating that you’d like to make your gift through stocks or bonds.

Cryptocurrency

Donating cryptocurrency directly to a 501c3 nonprofit is more tax efficient and can save you money. The IRS classifies cryptocurrency as property for tax purposes which means it is typically the most tax efficient way to support your favorite cause. When donating crypto, you receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of the crypto, and you avoid the capital gains tax you would have incurred if you had sold the crypto and then made a donation. That means you’re able to donate more, as well as deduct more on your tax return. The difference? Sometimes more than 30%. If you provide an email, you will automatically receive a tax receipt after donating.

In-Kind Gifts

In-kind giving can have a major impact on reducing the cost of construction and renovation projects. For example, corporate suppliers of building and landscaping materials could gift these goods to an organization to reduce the cost of building and renovation. The Club would be happy to discuss this option.

Matching Gift Programs

Some companies have matching gift programs in which the company may match an employee’s gift in greater or lesser amounts. If you or your spouse/partner are affiliated with such a company and would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please forward the company’s matching gift form with your signed pledge card.