ONE TIME GIFT
Do something big. You can have a direct impact on the children in our community. No matter the amount, your gift makes a Big difference in helping to develop more college grads, community leaders, and entrepreneurs.
RECRUITS A BIG FOR A WAITLIST LITTLE
MAKES THE FIRST MEETING BETWEEN A BIG & LITTLE A SUCCESS WITH PROFESSIONAL MATCH TRAINING
SUPPORTS A MATCH FOR 1 YEAR WITH PROFESSIONAL COACHING & RESOURCES
Be a Big Hero: By making a monthly contribution and joining the Big Heros monthly investment club, you’ll introduce a waiting Little to their Big Brother or Big Sister each and every month—and support matches all year round.
Monthly contributions of $10, $25, $50, or an amount of your choice will be automatically deducted from your debit or credit card each month—hassle free. Plus, we’ll send periodic updates about the friendships you’re creating so that you can see firsthand the Big impact of your gift.
Big Heros Perks:
Receive a custom annual giving summary for tax purposes
Periodic updates on how your gift is making a difference
Complimentary keepsake to show off your Big support!
Bigs who are Big Heros Members receive everything we do for monthly givers, plus:
Early access to event tickets and gift cards for match outings
T-shirts for you and your Little
Engage Your Employees & Grow Your Business: As a Corporate Partner, your company will benefit from a year long plan that is designed to help you meet your business goals. Whether you are looking to engage your employees, gain exposure in the market, entertain clients or just have fun at some of our events, you will be igniting life changing relationships.
OTHER WAYS TO GIVE
LEAVE A LEGACY
One sentence in your estate plan can make a lifetime of difference. Talk to your financial advisor or attorney about leaving Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois in your estate plan.
If you are 70.5 or older, you can satisfy your Required Minimum Distribution by making a Qualified Charitable Distribution directly to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois and lower your federal tax bill. Your lower Adjusted Gross Income may reduce your Medicare premiums and cause less of your Social Security benefits to be taxable. Consult your financial advisor to determine your eligibility.
STOCKS & SECURITIES
You invest. A child profits. It’s that simple. By making a donation in the form of stocks, bonds, mutual funds or other appreciated securities, you are making an investment in the future of children in our community. As a donor, you are entitled to take a charitable deduction for the full fair-market value of appreciated securities held longer than one year.
When you shop Amazon at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the total purchase to your charity of choice. Simply sign in on smile.amazon.com and when prompted, type Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois in as your charity. It will keep the agency as your designated charity each time you sign in to the website.
Facebook fundraisers are an easy way to encourage your friends to support your favorite charity in honor of your birthday, anniversary or for no occasion at all. To create a fundraiser on Facebook, click here or follow these steps:
- Click Fundraisers in the left menu of your News Feed
- Click Raise Money
- Select Nonprofit or Charity
- Select Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois
- Choose a cover photo and fill in the fundraiser details
- Click Create