There Are Many Ways to Support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County!
Help Make The Difference.
All of the children in our community deserve the right to be cared for, nurtured and given the opportunity to reach their potential. It is a proven fact that children are at greater risk of being involved in crime, substance abuse, and teenage pregnancy in the hours after school.
It may surprise you to know that our members pay an annual fee of just $25 per year, yet it costs approximately $750 annually for each child to participate in our programs. Every dollar we receive counts. Consider how your dollar can benefit the kids of Monterey County.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County provide a safe and positive environment, offering programs for children ages 6 to 18. The Club offers the social and emotional support needed to meet the challenges of our youth’s changing environment. Our Clubs help develop self esteem, positive values and skills through a variety of educational, cultural, social, health and recreational programs. Our programs are continually improving to meet our members' many needs.
There are several ways to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County. Please consider:
Donations made to General Support are used where they are needed most...this could be supplies for the Science Room, or to pay the annual fee for a family in need, or simply to help ensure we keep a clean and safe facility in top notch condition.
Gifts of Stock/Securities
You can make a gift of appreciated stocks or securities via a direct transfer to our brokerage account. Your charitable deduction is equal to the fair market value of the stock on the date of transfer and you avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the current value over the original cost of the stock. A letter of transfer detailing our account information can be downloaded by clicking a link. PDF / Word
In-Kind Gifts come in many forms and are always welcomed.
In-Kind Gifts can include:
Donations of tangible items: Some good examples are cars and boats, refrigerators and microwaves, art, sports equipment, clothing, and shoes.
Donations of services: Examples range from legal and financial advice, marketing and advertising services, grant writing, photography, or volunteering with Club members and mentoring.
For assistance, please call (831) 394-5171, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gift Acceptance Policies
BGCMC is authorized to accept the following gifts: Cash, Securities Restricted or Closely-Held Stock, Certificates of Deposit, Life Insurance Policies, Real Property, Tangible Properties, Gifts of Boats, Gifts of Works of Art, Gifts of Automobiles and Other Vehicles , Gifts of Miscellaneous Personal Properties, Limited Partnership Interest.
Acceptance of the aforementioned gifts is subject to all of the guidelines as stated herein. Gifts of Closely-Held Stocks, Limited Partnership Interest or Real Property shall be accepted upon the recommendation of the Director of Development, Finance Committee serving as the Gift Acceptance committee, with final approval by the CEO/President and the Executive Board.
Gifts that do not fall within the guidelines shall require majority approval of the Board of Directors of BGCMC.
All prospective donors will be urged to seek their own independent counsel in matters related to tax and estate planning as a consequence of their gifts to the BGCMC. Upon request of the donor, the BGCMC may supply sample agreements and shall be available to provide information to the donor’s counsel.
For more information please contact us at (831) 394-5171, or via email at email@example.com.
Trying to decide what to give someone who has almost everything? Show your appreciation with a Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County. Whether it is a holiday, birthday or other special day, honor a special someone, or celebrate a special occasion in this meaningful way. Your contribution will be acknowledged with a gift card, informing the person being honored of their generosity and commitment to the young people of Monterey County.
Gifts in Memory
You can pay tribute through a memorial gift for someone who valued the work of The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County during his or her lifetime, or whose life was changed for the better by a Boys & Girls Club. BGCMC will acknowledge your thoughtful gift card to the family or friends that you designate.
IRA Rollover/Charitable Distribution
A 2013 tax provision allows IRA holders to make distributions directly to charity. This special gift option allows donors to make an immediate difference in the lives of children and youth, while avoiding income taxes on the amount gifted. Click here for more information.
Endowment and Planned Giving
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County’s (BGCMC) Endowment Program was established by advocates who believe in the mission and vision of BGCMC. The mission of the BGCMC Endowment Program is to provide a continued, secure source of income ensuring the future of our Clubs.
An hour a week, respect for children, and a desire to make a difference are the main requirements for volunteering at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County. We have many different opportunities at each of our locations. Volunteers are needed year-round for academic advancement, coaching team sports, weight training and conditioning, art instruction, teen activities, computer instruction, science research and fund raising events.
For more information on Volunteering, please call the Seaside Clubhouse at (831) 394-5171 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nationwide, 31% of all public high school students fail to graduate on time. You have the power to make our youth successful. An hour a week and the desire to make an impact are the most important requirements for a mentor. Please contact us for a brief discussion on how you can become a Volunteer Mentor.
For more information on 1-to-1 Mentoring, please call the Seaside Clubhouse at (831) 394-5171 or email us at email@example.com.