Our staff team and Board members are ready to help you make the greatest impact in our Lane County community, depending on your individual giving needs and desired tax advantages. Both, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lane County and the Patrick McCurdy Education Foundation are 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, making all your donations tax deductible to the maximum allowable possible.
Please choose from the options below. You can reach our office at (541)344-0833 or email should you have questions. We will be ready to help you through this process.
Check: You can mail it, deliver it in person at our building or simply contact us and we will be happy to meet you to pick up your donation (in a sealed envelope). Make your check payable to BBBS of Lane County or Patrick McCurdy Education Foundation.
Money Order: You can mail it, deliver it in person at our building or simply contact us and we will be happy to meet you to pick up your donation (in a sealed envelope). Make your money order payable to BBBS of Lane County or Patrick McCurdy Education Foundation.
Credit Card: Use the DONATE button on this website to make a secure on-line donation using your credit card. Simply click on the button and fill-out the required information. You will receive confirmation of your transaction immediately.
Contribute to your workplace campaign and/or Match funds: Participate in your United Way or workplace campaign and designate Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lane County as your organization of choice. Your organization may also have a matching program, which matches all or a portion of gifts made to BBBS of Lane County (501c3). Ask your employer about this option.
Marketable securities (such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds): Gifts of appreciated securities owned more than one year can offer important tax advantages. Check with your tax advisor or give us a call for more information. This is a simple transaction with multiple benefits for you that could be of tremendous benefit for youth in the BBBS of Lane County programs.
We welcome any of the following securities:
⇛ Publicly traded stocks or bonds
⇛ Closely held stock
⇛ Restricted stock
⇛ Partnership interests (including family limited partnerships)
⇛ Mutual funds
For more information on gifts of securities, please contact us at (541)344-0833 or email.
*This information does not constitute legal or financial advice and should not be relied
upon as a substitute for professional advice.
Planned gifts are generally made from a donor’s estate and can offer a number of advantages. Bequests are the most common type of planned gift, but through our partnership with the Oregon Community Foundation, BBBS of Lane County can accept a number of complicated planned giving opportunities, including charitable remainder trusts, life insurance gifts, and life estates.
Give through your Will
For many donors, giving through their will is easy and provides opportunities to give larger gifts than normally possible. Bequests and other testamentary gifts can take many forms, including naming Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lane County and/or the Patrick McCurdy Education Foundation as a beneficiary of your retirement plan or insurance policy. Leaving a gift in your will is easy to arrange and offers the same choices as making a cash contribution. Please visit the Oregon Community Foundation website at http://www.oregoncf.org/ for information on “how to establish a fund”, or contact them at (503)227.6846. If you plan to benefit either of these organizations through a provision in your will, please notify us. We would be proud to immediately begin honoring your charitable intent.
For examples of language to use in your will or to discuss making a gift after your lifetime, contact us at (541)344-0833 or email.
Gifts of life insurance can be made in a variety of ways.
- Name BBBS of Lane County/Patrick McCurdy Education Foundation as a beneficiary of a policy, thereby securing an estate tax deduction.
- Donate either a paid-up policy or one on which premiums remain to be paid and obtain an income tax deduction.
- Use a gift of life insurance to preserve the legacy passed on to your heirs by replacing other assets previously donated to charity.
For more on gifts involving life insurance, please contact us at contact us at (541)344-0833 or email.
IRAs and Qualified Retirement Plans
Retirement plan assets are some of the most tax-efficient to transfer to charity in your estate plan. It’s as easy as naming BBBS of Lane County/Patrick McCurdy Education Foundation as a beneficiary in your 401K or IRA.
For information, please contact us at contact us at (541)344-0833 or email.