Our Heritage Club is an association of friends of the Clubs who are leaving a legacy for the future of the communities we serve, by naming BGCSM in estate planning.
A Foundation for the Future
Since 1909, our Clubs have provided a safe haven for young people by offering quality programs and critically important relationships with nurturing and reliable adults. Your support through a planned gift ensures that future generations of our children will have the opportunity to live successful lives in a safe, positive and caring environment.
How Can I Join?
It's easy. Indicate your intentions by signing and returning a simple enrollment form
The most common type of planned gift is the Charitable Bequest - the simple naming of Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine in your will. In most cases, the language to include is brief and straightforward, such as: I devise and bequeath to Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine, located in Portland, Maine, the sum of $$$ (or a % of my estate) to be used for its general charitable purposes.
Alternatively, you can designate a residual bequest: I devise and bequeath to Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine, located in Portland, Maine, all (or a %) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate whether real, personal, or mixed, to be used for its general charitable purposes.
Boys & Girls Clubs offer a variety of other planned giving options, including:
- Qualified pension plans
- Gifts of Life insurance
- Charitable Gift Annuities (see below)
- Charitable Remainder Trusts