Birch Rock Camp accepts gifts through a variety of tools and resources. We are happy to work with you to ensure that your gift is significant, strategic and efficient.
As a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, Birch Rock depends on your generosity to help keep our programs and traditions going strong. The following tax-deductible giving opportunities are available to support a diverse camper community, to preserve excellent programs and facilities, and to enable us to hire the most qualified staff members. Each contribution to Birch Rock presents advantages to the donor in keeping with his or her current financial picture.
|Gift Method||Designed to Work Best for Donors…||Process to Give||Tax Savings?|
|Cash, Check, Credit Card, Venmo or PayPal*||Interested in providing immediate campership support at any time or on a recurring basis||Mail to Birch Rock Camp, 15 Skyline Road, South Portland, ME 04106 or click here to make an online gift||Yes|
|Recurring or Multi-year Pledge||Interested in giving more to help Birch Rock Camp reach its objectives with regular payments over a set period of time||Contact Rich Deering at [email protected] or (207) 583-4478||Yes|
|Securities||With appreciated assets and interested in benefits of both capital gains and income tax deductions||Contact Rich Deering at [email protected] or (207) 583-4478||Yes|
|Estate Planning||Interested in having a long-term impact for Birch Rock Camp’s future||Contact Rich Deering at [email protected] or (207) 583-4478||Likely|
|Sponsor a Camper||Interested in providing a full or partial scholarship for a camper or campers for the upcoming summer at Birch Rock Camp||Contact Rich Deering at [email protected] or (207) 583-4478||Yes|
|Wish List||Interested in purchasing specific items for Birch Rock Camp||Click here for an updated list of Wish List items for Birch Rock Camp||Yes|
*Your gift today can go even further in supporting Birch Rock Camp. Many employers will match gifts for employees, employees’ spouses or retired employees. Please contact your employer’s Human Resources department for requirements and paperwork.
Gift Methods for Supporting Birch Rock Camp
Please note: Birch Rock Camp is not in a position to give financial or tax advice. Below are examples of giving vehicles for possible gifts. We encourage all donors to speak with your professional financial and/or legal advisors.
Checks can be made payable to “Birch Rock Camp” and sent to:
Birch Rock Camp
15 Skyline Road
South Portland, Maine 04106
Click here to make an online donation.
If you or your spouse work for a matching gift company, you may be able to double your gift. Please contact your employer’s Human Resources department for requirements and paperwork.
Donating appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds may provide you with significant tax benefits. Please contact Rich Deering at [email protected] or (207) 583-4478 to learn more.
- Bequests and Retirement Plans
A bequest permits you to make a significant donation without diminishing the assets available to you during your lifetime. Naming Birch Rock Camp as a beneficiary of your retirement plan is another smart tax strategy.
- Life Insurance
You can transfer ownership of a paid-up life insurance policy or make a gift by naming Birch Rock Camp as the owner and sole beneficiary of a new policy. Both methods of giving may have significant tax savings.
- IRA Distribution
If you are 70 ½ years or older, you may wish to give Birch Rock Camp required IRA distributions up to $100,000 per year tax free.
Because Birch Rock Camp is recognized as a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, almost any type of asset and gifts will provide maximum tax benefits to you, the donor, as allowed by law. We encourage you to contact Rich Deering at [email protected] or (207) 583-4478 to talk about your gift.