Board of Child Care doesn’t believe in saving for a rainy day. We prefer to think of it as saving for the future, rain or shine.
We’re not talking about squirreling away some funds just in case we encounter tough times down the road. And we’re not talking about a “money–in, money–out” approach to covering our day-to-day operating expenses.
We’re talking about securing our organization’s future. We’re talking about expanding our programs, extending our mission, and reaching out to greater numbers of people to help in more effective and exciting ways.
Why Make An Investment?
Your investment serves a similar purpose to the kind of saving your family does when you establish a retirement plan or set up a savings account.
Unlike a savings account, however, lasts in perpetuity so that a regular stream of support is available to us every year—now and for decades, or even centuries, to come.
For example, this fiscal year 2016, Board of Child Care has taken on campus renovation projects. In the Baltimore Campus we have replaced the roofs on our cottages, upgraded the carpet in all of our administration buildings and put a fresh coat of paint on the walls, and remodeled our five Upper Campus Intensive Therapy Homes. In West Virginia, the Martinsburg Campus we have remodeled our three therapy group homes located on Campolina Way.
Your investment allows us to make these vital improvements to our buildings, while helping our youth feel safe, comfortable, and happy in their home while they work on learning and developing healthy skills.
Planned Gifts Build Future Capacity
There are many ways to create a legacy. Outright gifts of cash and appreciated securities, for example, provide an immediate boost and are gratefully received. But one of the best ways to make a meaningful gift (and reap some personal benefits as well) is to make a “planned gift”.
Planned gifts include gifts created through your will, living trust, retirement plan or life insurance policy. Also included are giving tools we call “gifts that pay you back” such as charitable trusts and gift annuities that provide you with an income stream for the rest of your life (or your spouse’s life).
Some planned gifts entitle you to an immediate income tax deduction; others provide flexibility during your lifetime and can provide benefits to your estate and your heirs. All of them enable you to create a philanthropic legacy much more meaningful than you may have ever imagined.
We will be pleased to talk with you confidentially about the opportunities for you to support our BCC now and for its future. We will also be happy to share more information with you about planned gifts and how they can meet your personal, financial and philanthropic goals. Please contact us. And we invite you to look further into these Gifts Anyone Can Make.
Thank you for your interest and support. The gifts you plan today will create a solid foundation for Board of Child Care tomorrow and far into the future.