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Planned Giving

Thank you for your interest in Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula, specifically the Caleb D. West, Jr. Society and Heritage Club planned giving opportunities.  Our hope is to serve you and your family with helpful information.  Members of our planned giving societies are, like you, passionate about supporting all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. They have become members of the Heritage Club or Caleb D. West, Jr. Society by making a planned gift. We invite you to explore the benefits of gift planning to see how your gift might help make a difference for a child.

Q: What is a planned gift?
A planned gift represents your legacy. It is what you gift to your family, friends, and community.  Planned gifts come in many shapes and sizes, as there many avenues to leave a gift.  Creating a plan can be challenging or daunting, but Boys & Girls Clubs offers many resources to help you get started.

What to give can include gifts of stocks and bonds, real estate, retirement assets, cash, or insurance. Learn more about “What to Give”
Q: How do I make a planned gift?
A: You can make an impact through a variety of giving options, including a bequest in your will, gifting a new or existing life insurance policy, retirement benefits, real estate gifts, a charitable gift annuity, and more. Learn more about “How to Give.”

  Ten ways to make a planned gift to Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula:

  1. Charitable Remainder Trusts
  2. Charitable Gift Annuities
  3. Charitable Lead Trusts
  4. Remainder Interests
  5. Charitable Requests
  6. Cash Contributions
  7. Stocks & Bonds
  8. Real Estate
  9. Closely Held Securities
  10. Life Insurance

Q: When should I make a planned gift?
A:  Contrary to popular belief, you can make a planned gift at any time. Many individuals create wills when they have children, which can be an appropriate time to include a gift to Boys & Girls Clubs.
Q: I’m planning to prioritize my family in my wishes. How can I include Boys & Girls Club?
A: Planning strategically will benefit your loved ones AND youth in our community today and for years to come.  By working with your estate planning professionals and Boys & Girls Clubs, we can ensure that your family and estate benefits as much as possible and avoid additional tax.  Browse these Donor Stories for examples of how individuals plan efficiently for their Clubs and their families.

Q:  Why should I give a planned gift? 
A: By leaving a gift to the foundation, you are guaranteeing that Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula can continue to build good citizens through everyday leadership and guidance in behavior and attitude.  A planned gift to Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula can protect you, your family, and your legacy.  You can combine your desire to give philanthropically with your overall financial, tax, and estate planning goals; and you will forever have a special connection with Boys & Girls Clubs.

Q: What is the Caleb D. West, Jr. Society?
A: With a planned gift or single contribution of $100,000 or more, you can become a member of this society and enjoy the benefits of membership, including an exclusive annual dinner, semi-annual publications, and a lapel pin. More importantly, you can make a difference in the lives of generations to come.  Caleb D. West, Jr. spent the majority of his life leading and supporting our organization. He saw great wisdom in building the capabilities of youth for years to come.  Will you join his legacy?

BGCVP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and donations are tax-deductible as permitted by law. Our tax identification number is 54-0538202.


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