Develop a Lasting Legacy with Planned Giving
Planned gifts are long-range contributions that will ensure the longevity of our organization and sustain our important work with kids. We invite you to explore all the creative ways you can make a lasting impact for local youth.
The future is now! Start building a Great Future for the youth of Whatcom County today.
This national giving society used to recognize individuals who have included a Boys & Girls Club in their estate planning. This planning might include a will, a trust, a charitable gift annuity or beneficiary designation in an insurance policy.
Members are recognized with lapel pins and plaques and are listed, with permission, as Heritage Club members in the Heritage Club annual report.
If you have already included the Club in your estate plan, simply declare your membership by completing the confidential enrollment form and returning it to the address below.
Consult with your financial planner or attorney to discover how you can make a planned gift.
Jeremiah Milbank was a remarkable person and lifelong volunteer who gave generously to his firm belief in the Boys & Girls Club programs. It is through his legacy that Boys & Girls Clubs of America has created The Jeremiah Milbank Society as a way to pay tribute to local Club donors on a national level.
The society was created to inspire and recognize higher level unrestricted giving from individuals within local Clubs. Each member of the society has given a minimum of $10,000 to their local Boys & Girls Clubs organization. Members of the Jeremiah Milbank Society are recognized throughout Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County and receive national recognition within the Jeremiah Milbank Society catalogue. Members also receive a plaque, letter and pin for their annual support.
IRA Charitable Rollover Program
If you are 70 ½ or older, you are required to withdraw a portion of your IRA each year based on age. This portion is then taxed as income and can even push you into a higher tax bracket. Rather than withdraw this year, ask your advisor to distribute with the IRA charitable rollover program.
You can direct a transfer of up to $100,000 annually to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County. Decide what you want to do with your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) portion this year and help support your local Club.