Donate: Make a Difference for Children that Lasts a Lifetime
You can make a difference for children that lasts a lifetime. The gift of your financial support or your time as a program volunteer will help to ensure that the programs of the Boys & Girls Clubs continue to change lives for the better. Our mission is to help young people, especially those from disadvantages circumstances, realize their potential as production, responsible and caring citizens, and your donation of time and treasure can help make this a reality.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV rely on financial support from a number of sources including foundations, individuals and corporations.
Eighty-seven percent (87%) of every dollar expended supports the programs and services of the organization.
Sources of revenue are:
- 3.28% individuals
- .79 % corporations
- 14.09% federal government
- 35.76% local government
- 13.35% Grants & Foundations
- 19.97 United Way of South Texas
- 1.05% memberships
- 9.96 special events and
- 1.75% earned income
Campaigns & Fundraising Events
More and more families facing job instability or struggling with rising fuel and grocery prices have begun to turn to Boys & Girls Clubs for after-school care and summer day camp. Each day our staff accepts the challenge to help turn a child in the right direction; to influence educational achievement and to foster positive character and leadership skills that will follow them through adulthood. Our continuing goal is to be the number one youth service agency in South Texas and this year alone we have touched the lives of over 16,000 youth. To ensure our programs are affordable to everyone, the Club charges each member only $20 per year, but the actual cost to provide a child with a safe place to learn and play is nearly $300 per year.
Now more than ever, we need your help. Your gift of $300 or more, or a gift of any size, will help provide deserving youth the opportunity to participate in after-school programs that help kids succeed in school, stay out of trouble, plan a career and become productive caring citizens. Without the support of people like you, it will not be possible to serve all of the youth that need a Boys & Girls Club.
One day in the life of a child can make a huge impact on her future.
One caring adult can create an unbreakable bond with a vulnerable child that will last throughout his lifetime.
One Boys & Girls Club can offer hope to an entire neighborhood.
One gift from you can open the door to a brighter tomorrow for more of our children
Special event sponsorships provide an opportunity to support Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV with the additional benefits of social networking and marketing for your group or organization. Contact Sabrina Walker Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Our two major annual special events include:
“Steak” in Your Community Dinner
Becoming a sponsor of “Steak” in Your Community Dinner is a great way to increase your company’s visibility. This dinner is a unique opportunity when deserving Boys & Girls Clubs Members from around Edinburg and surrounding communities are afforded the opportunity of sharing a meal community leaders. Guests will enjoy a steak dinner-sharing their table with Boys & Girls Clubs members. The program will feature video performances by Club members and the announcement of the 2012 Youth of the Year. It is a wonderful celebration of support and encouragement for Edinburg & surrounding communities youth. Join us on January 12, 2013 as a sponsor at this event highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of young people from the Edinburg and surrounding communities. Sponsorship opportunities are now available. Contact Sabrina Walker Hernandez at email@example.com for sponsorship opportunities.
The annual Golf Classic Tournament, organized by community member and club alumni Eden Guerra of Guerra Tortillas, raises money to support the Clubs’ youth the year scholarship fund and after school programs. Join us in 2013 for this three person scramble style tournament that features a catered lunch and dinner. Hosted at Los Lagos this tournament is sure to test your golf game while providing a great opportunity to support the members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV. Contact Sabrina Walker-Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org for sponsorship opportunities or player registration.
In 2002 the Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV established an endowment fund to insure consistent program support for the thousands of children and teenagers who participate in programs and activities at the club. The endowment goal is $5,000,000. Helps us reach that goal. To donate to the endowment fund click here.
Giving Through Your Will:
A specific dollar amount, specific asset, or percentage of an estate may be specified in a donor’s will or trust to be paid to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV. To learn more click here.
Giving Appreciated Assets:
A charitable deduction for both income tax and capital gains tax can be taken based on the fair market value of the stock at the time your gift is made. Gifts of low-basis stock can produce larger charitable deductions. A gift of closely-held stock can allow the donor to maintain control of the corporation while still claiming both capital gains and income tax deductions. A gift of appreciated real property will allow the donor to avoid capital gains tax as well as brokerage fees and closing costs. To learn more click here.
Giving Life Insurance:
New or current life insurance policies may be transferred or irrevocably assigned to the Boys & Girls Clubs as beneficiary; or a donor can retain ownership of a policy, pay the premium and simply name the Boys & Girls Clubs as the beneficiary. Both have substantial tax benefits to the donor and the donor’s estate. To learn more click here.
Gift Annuity and Pooled Income Fund:
These vehicles are a legal agreement to transfer money or securities to the Boys & Girls Clubs. The donor receives fixed payments for life based on his or her age, prevailing interest rates and an actuarial table, as well as an income tax deduction for the donated asset value. To learn more click here.
Charitable Remainder Trust:
A significant donation can be structured in a trust as either a lifetime income for one or more beneficiaries, with the income going to the Boys & Girls Clubs, or with the lifetime income going to the Boys & Girls Clubs and the remainder going to the beneficiaries. Trusts can be designed to meet individual needs of the donor to provide savings on income, capital gains and estate taxes. To learn more click here.
Donate by Check:
Want to have a lasting positive effect on young people’s lives? Become a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV’s Heritage Club, a group of committed individuals and couples who are creating opportunities for Edinburg and surrounding communities’ future generations through endowments, estate gifts, and bequests.
By developing a thorough estate plan with your financial advisor or attorney, you can reduce the overall tax burden of your estate while providing a lasting legacy for youth in the Edinburg and surrounding communities. We welcome the opportunity to provide additional information or discuss the many options available with you and your financial advisor.
Leave a Legacy for Kids!
To become a member of the Heritage Club, please download, complete and return the form above.
For more information about a making a legacy gift to Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV, please contact:
Sabrina Walker Hernandez, Chief Professional Officer