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URGENT

COVID-19 and tax deductible donations: The recently enacted government stimulus bill, the CARES Act, provides additional tax relief for donors. Learn more.

Please, make a gift today to support our kids and this community through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Download, complete, and mail this form to the Club for automatic monthly payments with  no processing fees.

 

Your gift gives a child a great future

It costs $1,460 a year to fund a Club member, yet we are able to provide affordable after-school and summer programs annually to more than 600 youth ages 6-18. Your generous gift keeps the Club affordable and accessible to every child who needs a safe place to go after school and in the summer.

Yes! I want to support children:

  • Any gift gives a child a great future.
  • $600      Feed kids daily nutritious snacks & garden produce
  • $300      Strengthen staff who motivate kids to do their best
  • $100      Inspire kids to be community minded
  • $50        Provide a safe space for kids to be themselves
  • $10        Encourage kids to explore new things
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Choose a giving option that works best for you.

Make a secure online gift or mail a check. Make your check payable to the Boys & Girls Club of the Bemidji Area — BGCBA for short — and mail it to: BGCBA, P.O. Box 191, Bemidji, MN 56619.

For monthly gifts, make your gift online or complete the automatic payment form (PDF) and mail it to us.

To make a gift in honor or memory of someone online or by mail, please include a memo naming the person and where the gift acknowledgement should be sent, including the person’s name and mailing address.

Please contact staff for more information on giving stocks and securities and to obtain the form in order to make this transfer.

The Boys & Girls Club of the Bemidji Area is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization and contributions are tax deductible to the extent of the law. Tax number: 81-0599601


Other ways to give


  • Planned giving – Join our Heritage Club by including the Club in your will or estate plans to support a future generation of kids.
  • Jeremiah Milbank Society – Join the Jeremiah Milbank Society, which nationally recognizes individuals who invest $10,000 or more in a single year to support the Boys and Girls Club mission.
  • Wish list – You may have stuff that we can use. Wish List

 

Heritage Club

Join our Heritage Club by making a planned gift to support a future generation of kids. A planned gift can reduce the overall tax burden of your estate while providing a lasting legacy for Bemidji area kids. Planned giving also allows you to fulfill your own philanthropic aspirations as part of your will or estate plan.

Together with your financial adviser or attorney, we can help you explore a planned gift that best meets your goals.

Planned gifts may take the form of:

  • Bequest
  • Beneficiary designation
  • Individual retirement account (IRA)
  • Charitable gift annuity (CGA)

Contact us to explore your options.

Heritage Club Members

Mike and Becky Bergquist
Steve and Sue Engel
Sharon Fruetel
Andrea and Larry Kent
Betty Masoner
Betty Murray
Karl and Ann Mork
Lorraine Sorensen
James and Diane Wahl

Individual gifts of $10,000 or more

Join Boys & Girls Club of America’s prestigious Jeremiah Milbank Society. This group nationally recognizes individuals who invest $10,000 or more of unrestricted gifts in a single year to support their local Boys & Girls Club. This includes gifts of cash or stock, and can be made in multiple segments for a cumulative amount of $10,000 or more.

We are deeply grateful for these special donors below who are great champions of our Club kids!

If you’re considering a substantial gift to improve the lives of kids, please contact us to learn more.

Jeremiah Milbank Society Members

2021
Anonymous Local Lady
John Bastien
Steve & Sue Engel

2020
Anonymous Gala Investor
Anonymous Local Lady
Anonymous Turtle River Couple
Anonymous Bemidji Area Family
Joseph & Janice Lueken Family Foundation
Steve & Sue Engel

2019
Anonymous Gala Investor
Anonymous Local Lady
Anonymous Turtle River Couple
Betty Murray
Stu & Sue Rosselet

2018
Anonymous Gala Investor
Anonymous Local Lady
Anonymous Turtle River Couple

2017
Anonymous Turtle River Couple
Betty Masoner
Peter & Laurie Nordquist

2007
Dick and Pam Nelson

Give while you shop

When you use the Amazon Smiles link here, Amazon will donate .5 percent of your purchase amount to the Club. So go ahead and shop. We appreciate your support.


Wish list

Welcome to our Club Amazon Wish List! If you are willing and able to help our Club out, click on this BGCBA Wish List for some great suggestions.

If you have something to share, drop it off at our office at 1600 Minnesota Avenue NW, just off 15th and Bemidji Avenue. We accept donations M-F from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., September through May, and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., June -August.

Invest in Kids by Giving Securities

Your gift of securities is a thoughtful investment in great futures for Bemidji Club youth. This method of giving allows you to make a meaningful donation to the Club that may have tax benefits which you should explore with your financial advisor or tax professional. Most importantly, you will have a significant impact on the lives of our Club members and our community.

Donations can be made toward our investment account or restricted to our endowment account. A gift to the investment account will make an impact right now to support quality year-round programs for youth. Donors of investment account gifts that value $10,000 or more are invited to join Boys & Girls Club of America’s prestigious Jeremiah Milbank Society. Principal gifts that are made toward our endowment account will be restricted in perpetuity and will make a difference for future generations of youth in Bemidji. Only a percentage of returns may be taken annually from the endowment account per board policy.

We welcome donations of securities through our Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. brokerage account.  Stockbrokers require delivery instructions in writing.

For more information about donating through stocks, securities, life insurance, estates, bequests, trusts, real estate, retirement accounts, commodities, required minimum distributions and more, please reach out to Andrea Kent, executive director or Emily Fairchild, resource development director.

 

Talk to your financial advisor or tax professional to see if your donation may be tax deductible.

Wish list items

  • Scientific Calculators (New or Used)
  • Game Informer Magazines
  • Sports Illustrated for Kids Magazines
  • National Geographic Magazines
  • Dork Diaries Books
  • Official size hockey goal
  • Connect Four
  • New board games for 6-18 year olds
  • Slushy Machine
  • Wii Games/Accessories
  • Xbox One Games/Accessories
  • Sketch Books
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Painting Canvas (Any Size)

“*” Indicates Available at Dollar Store

  • Movie Theater Pass
  • POP Action Figures
  • Pokemon or Yugioh Cards
  • Bean Bag Chair
  • LOL Dolls
  • Silly String *
  • Glow Sticks*
  • Earbuds/Headphones *
  • Book Lights*
  • Packs of Gum*
  • Phone Chargers (iPhone/Android)*
  • High Capacity Produce Scale
  • Cooking Spices
  • Commercial Grade Food Processor
  • Nylon Cooking Knives
  • Plastic Cutting Boards
  • Stainless Steel Measuring Cups
  • Empty Plastic Tomato/Berry Containers
  • Batteries (AAA)
  • Stamps
  • Reams of Paper
  • Cardstock Paper
  • Tape (any kind is helpful)
  • Heavy Duty Stapler
  • Sharpies (any kind is helpful)
  • Emergency kit (jumper cables/jump pack/kitty litter/hand warmers/first aid kit)
  • Ace Hardware
  • Home Depot
  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Amazon
  • Local Fast-food/Restaurants
  • Dollar store