Your donations help shape the future of our community.
Your support ensures that BGCTC can continue to keep our Clubhouses open 225 days or more each year, providing high-quality, affordable, and accessible programs and services to more than 1,500 youth per day. Join our community to ensure bright futures for youth in the Twin Cities!
Ways to Give
Friends of the Club
Friends of the Club, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities’ (BGCTC) largest giving club, combines community members and employees in a collaborative effort to support all BGCTC programs. Inspired by our mission to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens, Friends of the Club donors are united by their commitment to BGCTC’s youth and families.
For decades, BGCTC has been fortunate to have many wonderful partnerships and collaborations with benefactors, volunteers, and community leaders. Together, we have helped build new Club sites, fund new programs, and upgrade technology through philanthropy. BGCTC is in the midst of a major initiative to ensure great futures for all Club members – by strengthening our private support to provide relevant, high-quality youth development programs for future generations.
With an annual gift of $100 or more, you will be joining many others who share in your commitment to equity and opportunity by becoming a Friends of the Club member. All gifts are 100 percent tax deductible. As a valued member of Friends of the Club, you will be invited to several special events throughout the year to keep you informed about all the exciting things happening at BGCTC.
With more than 500 donors currently, this program is a gateway to connect friends, family, neighbors, and communities for generations to come. There is no better time to take the next step in your engagement with our organization and share your gratitude with BGCTC’s youth and families. It’s all about collaboration and vision – coming together to accomplish projects never thought possible.
For more information about Friends of the Club, please contact:
Annual Fund Manager
Great Futures Society
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities established the Great Futures Society to recognize BGCTC’s most generous donors. This distinguished group of benefactors helps to enhance the health and well-being of the members in the communities served by BGCTC. Great Futures Society members make individual commitments of $10,000 or greater, which can be paid at one time or through a payment program over a period of years.
As a member of the Great Futures Society, you will receive a uniquely designed personal gift commemorating your participation in this giving club. You will also be listed in BGCTC’s Impact Report and donor wall, and you will receive invitations to member events, including the annual donor meeting, holiday celebration and strategic planning sessions with the president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities.
Members of the Legacy Society are loyal supporters who believe in the mission of Boys & Girls Clubs Twin Cities and want to ensure that its valuable, life-changing programs continue to serve future generations. The Legacy Society honors those who have included Boys & Girls Clubs Twin Cities in their estate plans or who have made other planned gifts.
There are many ways to make a gift to BGCTC in support of Twin Cities youth. Below we have outlined the most common options. If you are considering a Legacy gift we would be happy to arrange a confidential gift planning consultation, without obligation. If BGCTC is already included in your estate plans, please let us know so we can invite you to join our Legacy Society.
For more information about the Legacy Society, please contact:
Vice President of Development & Communications
Bequest Through Will or Trust
A simple way to make a planned gift is by designating assets to Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities in your will or living trust. Bequests can take a variety of forms:
- General bequest: Gift of a dollar amount or % of assets of the estate.
- Specific bequest: Gift of a designated asset or property.
- Residual bequest: After all debts, expenses and specific bequests have been paid BGCTC receives a specific dollar amount or a % of the remainder.
- Contingent bequest: BGCTC becomes a full or partial beneficiary if certain conditions are met, generally family or friends predeceasing the donor.
Gift of Retirement Assets
Many donors choose to make BGCTC a beneficiary of their retirement plans, such as an IRA, 401(k) 403(b). BGCTC may be designated as the primary, partial or contingent beneficiary. The gift is easy to make or modify, through the beneficiary designation form provided by the retirement plan administrator. Gifts of tax-deferred assets avoid the deferred income tax obligation and qualify for a charitable deduction.
Gift of Designated Financial Account
BGCTC can be named as a beneficiary of a non-retirement financial account by establishing a transfer at death designation. Assets are transferred directly to BGCTC and avoid probate.
Gift of Life Insurance Assets
BGCTC can receive proceeds from a life insurance policy through a variety of gift techniques. Gifts may be revocable or irrevocable and can be affected through a Change of Beneficiary form obtained from one’s insurance provider.
Trusts that benefit BGCTC can be established either during a donor’s lifetime or at the time of death. Often these trusts are used to reduce gift and estate taxes and provide income to beneficiaries. Below are two common options:
- Charitable Remainder Trust: A CRT creates current income for beneficiaries and an income tax deduction for the donor. When the trust ends, principal passes to BGCTC.
- Charitable Lead Trust: Through a CLT, BGCTC receives income from the trust for a specified period and principal passes to heirs upon trust termination.
Useful Information for Advisors
BGCTC does not provide legal or tax advice. The information herein is intended for education purposes only and should not be considered legal, tax, financial or other professional advice. BGCTC recommends that you seek you own legal, tax, financial and other necessary advice in connection with gift planning matters. To ensure compliance with IRS requirements, BGCTC discloses to you that this communication (including any attachments) is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of avoiding tax-related penalties.
Through corporate partnerships, we seek to facilitate relationships that benefit both Boys & Girls Club Twin Cities and your company. We work with businesses – large and small – to engage employees and customers to support BGCTC. Partnerships can include financial support, event sponsorships, cause marketing and in-kind donations that support program areas with the greatest need. Or you may align your gift with a specific program that supports your company’s mission. We also work with our corporate partners to engage their employees in various volunteer opportunities throughout the year.
For more information about corporate partnerships, please contact:
Sr. Director of Corporate & Public Relations
Throughout the year, Boys & Girls Club Twin Cities conducts several premier, high-profile events. These events are attended by community leaders, business leaders, area professionals, residents of our region and civic organization members.
Cause Marketing is a partnership between your business and BGCTC. It is as simple as our logo being associated with your brand, product or service to promote your company and encourage sales while raising money for Boys & Girls Club Twin Cities.
Donations of goods and services from our corporate partners are a critical part of providing the services that make BGCTC a warm and welcoming environment.
Boys & Girls Club Twin Cities is a nonprofit, independent youth development organization that relies on the kindness of volunteers to successfully offer the best youth programming in the state of Minnesota. The time and effort contributed by volunteers is invaluable and appreciated by BGCTC’s staff, members and families. We will work with you and your employees to identify the type of volunteer experience you desire, and to ensure that you receive the appropriate training.
We are so grateful for our corporate partners and all they do to support the members, families and staff of Boys & Girls Club Twin Cities. We look forward to partnering with you on ways your organization can become involved with BGCTC!
Sustain Your Gift
Becoming a monthly donor helps ensure consistency of giving and can be an easy budgeting tool for donors. Your consistent gift will help us sustain the important work we do with youth in the Twin Cities and Minnesota.
Match Your Contribution
Double or even triple the impact of your gift by leveraging your employer’s matching gift program to support Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities.
Donate Goods & Services
We welcome contributions of materials, goods, and services that help us reduce our costs and continue to provide high-quality programs for youth in the Twin Cities. We accept computers, tablets, commercial-grade recreation equipment, furniture, art supplies, books, tickets to child-friendly events, school supplies, and pro-bono services. Please note that all donations are subject to review. Contact Shannon Mattson at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about what we currently accept.
Donate by Check or Phone
Give our team a call at 651-726-CLUB (2582) to make a secure donation over the phone. You can also mail your check to our administrative office at the address below. Please make checks payable to Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities.
Administrative Office Address:
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities
690 Jackson Street
St. Paul, MN 55130