Your Contribution Matters
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northcentral Wisconsin relies on support from corporate donations, corporate sponsorships, fundraising events and private and individual donations. Navigating through this pandemic has been a financial struggle. Support from our community is vital to continue our youth mentoring programs.
Donating Is Easy
Another way you become a Defender of Potential!
Make us part of your trust, bequest or endowment and leave a legacy for years to come.
- A gift in a specific dollar amount
- A percentage of your estate
- What remains after you provide for others
- A specific item or property
A bequest of property to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northcentral Wisconsin is deductible for estate tax purposes at its full market rate and can result in substantial tax savings.
Charitable Remainder Trust
Here is an example of how it works:
Jerry had stock valued at $50,000 and wished to make a gift to BBBSNCW in support of youth mentoriong. After speaking with his attorney and investment advisor, he transferred this stock to a charitable remainder trust (CRT) – establishing an annuity that will provide him with $4,000 per year for the rest of his life. This annuity is a welcome supplement to his retirement income.
In addition, he receives a significant charitable income tax deduction in the year he creates the trust. Jerry also avoided paying an immediate capital gains tax of almost $8,000, which would have been due if he had sold the stocks.
At Jerry’s death, the remaining CRT funds will be given to BBBSNCW as his personal legacy gift.
Charitable Lead Trust
Here is an example of how it works:
Beth established a Charitable Lead Trust that makes a contribution to BBBSNCW each year for the rest of her life. These contributions are funded by stocks that Beth no longer needs for her own support. Upon Beth’s death, the assets in the trust will be left to her son William.
The contributions made to BBBSNCW result in a sizable charitable deduction for Gift and Estate Tax purposes. This deduction will also result in a higher proportion of the trust assets being passed onto William with a smaller portion going to taxes.
Memorial or Honorarium Gift
None of the above is intended as legal advice. Please consult with a competent tax and legal professional to determine the best giving strategies for your situation.
Additional Ways To Give
Please join us at our premier fundraising events.
Join us for an evening of delicious food and drink, with all proceeds benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northcentral Wisconsin. Big Taste is one of two major fundraisers that are held each year. Be a part of the fun! Contact Linda Koepke, [email protected] to learn more of the different sponsorship levels available.
Bowl For Kids Sake
Our signature fundraiser. Held during the spring of each year, different sponsorships and corporate lane sponsorships are available. Be a part of Something BIG! Contact Linda Koepke, [email protected] to learn more.
How We Use Your Gifts
No matter how much you donate, your contribution will improve the lives of at-risk youth who are in need of a positive role model. Donate today and begin to Start Something Big!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northcentral Wisconsin is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and donors generally qualify for tax deductions.
Our Mentoring Works
National research has shown that positive relationships between youth and their Big Brothers and Big Sisters have a direct and measurable impact on children’s lives.
- Confidence 82% 82%
- Competence 72% 72%
- Caring 71% 71%
Little Brothers and Sisters in our area show results: (according to 2014-2015 Program Outcome Evaluation (POE) feedback) 2015-2016 POE Teacher Data