Planned Giving

Our goal is to help you leave a legacy in a way that benefits you, your family and young people in our community now and for years to come. Your support through a planned gift will ensure that future generations who walk through the Club doors will have opportunities to be guided, to be empowered, and to participate in programs to help them grow into healthy, caring, responsible adults.

 There are several ways you can leave a legacy through planned giving to Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County and enjoy tax and income benefits. Here are some giving options that you might consider.

Donor Spotlight

Delia & John Haefeli

 

To some people, “paying it forward” means surprising the car behind you in the drive-through line by springing for their cup of coffee. It’s a lovely act of kindness, and when you’re the recipient, it’s a bright spot in your day.

But to Delia and John Haefeli, paying it forward is so much more than a once-in-a-while treat—it’s an all-encompassing philosophy, and a guiding force in their lives. Because of their generous financial support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County, and their longtime commitment to the Club and its members, Delia and John are truly a bright spot in our every day.

The Club has been a part of John’s life for as far back as he can remember. He’s a Greeley native—only leaving long enough to earn his undergraduate degree at CSU—and he’s still in close contact with some of the guys he played baseball with as a Club member in the late ’60s and early ’70s. His mother, Julianne, was the Club’s first female board member around that time, and John went on to serve on the board for 18 years. For the Haefelis, Club involvement has always been a family affair.

John says he has especially enjoyed watching how the Club has evolved over the past 50 years, “morphing” to fit the needs of young people (including welcoming girls in 1984). “At first, it was focused on activity, keeping kids busy, and that was a good thing. But now it has become more focused on education, with an emphasis on the whole child and the development of future leaders.”

After having spent nearly 80 years in education combined, Delia and John are unwavering about their commitment to helping young people succeed, and we’re incredibly grateful that they recently included the Club in their estate. They’ve been fortunate, they explain, and their goal is to give back to the community in every way they can.

John is currently serving his second term as a Director on the Greeley-Evans School District 6 Board of Education, sits on five other boards, and spent his career teaching middle-level and high school social studies, followed by a stint working with teacher candidates at UNC. Delia began her teaching career in special education, followed by time as an elementary educator. She concluded her career in D6 as a middle-level math teacher and retired in 2017. She “failed” at retirement for three years, as she kept returning to help the district. Her last hurrah will be as coach of the girls’ basketball team at Winograd K-8 this winter.

Delia and John also appreciate how the Club represents diversity of Greeley and Evans. “The ability to get along with a diverse population is invaluable,” he says, adding that teaching young people how to connect helps them be more successful in life.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County would like to sincerely thank Delia and John Haefeli for their passion, their commitment, and their assistance in helping the Club continue providing a welcoming, positive environment for kids and teens in our community.

 

 

Ways to Give 

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Charitable Bequests

You designate Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County as a beneficiary of your asset by will, trust or other instrument. Bequests allow you to retain control of your assets during your lifetime. A bequest can be tailored to almost any set of circumstances, and it provides an unlimited deduction for estate tax purposes.

 

Charitable Remainder Trust

An income-producing gift, such as a gift annuity or charitable remainder trust, enables you to generate a current income tax deduction while providing yourself or a loved one with a secure source of income for life or a period of years. When funded with appreciated assets, it can also help you increase your income while avoiding capital gains taxes.

 

Charitable Lead Trust

A lead trust enables you to transfer wealth to family while reducing or eliminating estate and gift taxes. Trust assets are removed from the taxable estate, and growth in value passes tax-free to heirs. You postpone the transfer until heirs are more mature. Payment of trust income to Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County for a term of years creates a charitable legacy with funds that are otherwise destined for the IRS.

 

Life Insurance

You designate Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County as a beneficiary of your asset by will, trust or other instrument. Bequests allow you to retain control of your assets during your lifetime. A bequest can be tailored to almost any set of circumstances, and it provides an unlimited deduction for estate tax purposes.

 

Retirement Accounts

By designating Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County as the beneficiary of all or a percentage of your IRA or any other qualified retirement account such as a 401(k), 403(b) or pension account, you can make a substantial gift while avoiding income and estate taxes that may consume as much as two-thirds of the account balance.

 

Artwork & Other Personal Property

You may receive gift credit and an immediate charitable income tax deduction, typically for the appraised value of your gift. Your charitable deduction equals the full value of your gift as long as it is used to further our charitable mission.

 

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Cash

A gift of cash is one of the simplest donations, and it maximizes your charitable deduction while providing immediate benefits to Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. Gifts of cash include currency, personal checks, money orders, credit cards and wire transfers. You can make a donation online or in our Clubs today.

 

Please use the information below to create your planned gift:

 

www.clubgift.org

Name of Contact: Beryl Durazo

Contact Phone: (970) 353 - 1278 ext 106

Contact Email: advancement@bgcweld.org

Federal ID: 84-0529902

Club Name: Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County

Address: PO Box 812 - Greeley, CO 80632