Legacy Giving

Create lasting change and make an impact in our community through planned giving.

Explore options below

Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties is a registered 501(c)(3) operating in Washington State. Our Tax ID # is: 91-1673327.

What is Planned Giving?

A planned gift is an opportunity for you and your loved ones to develop a deep relationship with the Boys & Girls Club to help ensure future generations of local youth have elevated access to high-quality and life-changing programs. Together, we can empower all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential for years to come.

There are several ways you can invest in our planned giving program. Explore the options below to determine the best way for you to leave a lasting legacy in our community.

How to Give

Bequest – A Gift From Your Retirement Account

One of the easiest ways to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties’ mission is to leave the organization a percentage of your Qualified Retirement Account. This is easy to do without the need to update your will or pay attorneys fees. This option also passes assets that would otherwise be subject to ordinary income taxes out of your estate to a charitable organization that doesn’t pay federal or state income taxes. A gift from your retirement account can also reduce or eliminate any applicable state or federal estate taxes.

Bequest - A Gift Through Your Will or Estate

Another legacy gift to support our work is to leave our organization a bequest in your will, living trust, or with a codicil. A significant benefit of making a gift by bequest is that it allows you to continue to own the assets you will leave to charity during your life, allowing you to leave a lasting legacy upon your death.

Often a bequest is simply a set amount or percentage of an estate set aside to make a gift to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties.

Example language: I hereby give, devise and bequeath _________ and No/100 dollars (or a specific percentage determined as of the date of my death, or a description of property) to Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin County, a nonprofit organization located at PO Box 1322, Pasco, WA 99301, Federal Tax ID #91-1673327, for Boys & Girls Clubs general use and purpose (or specific purpose if so inclined).

Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)

A Qualified Charitable Distribution allows taxpayers age 70½ or older to make tax-free charitable gifts of up to $100,000 per year directly from their Individual Retirement Accounts to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties.

This is a great option for an individual who does not need the additional income and wants to avoid “double taxation” on the required minimum distribution (RMD).

Donor Advised Funds – Legacy Giving

Recommend a grant from your Donor Advised Fund to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties. While our organization does not sponsor a donor-advised fund, it is a qualified nonprofit that is able to receive grants from DAFs. Donor Advised Funds allow you to realize the tax benefits of charitable giving in a single year while spreading those gifts to charities over multiple years.

Charitable Lead Trusts – Reduce Gift or Estate Tax

When you establish a Charitable Lead Trust, the trust pays income to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties first, typically for a term of years. After that, the trust assets are passed back to you or other family members you designate.

Charitable Lead Trusts are a tool for donors who want to fund a gift now and transfer tax-advantaged wealth to another generation. 

Life Insurance – Large Gift. Little Cost.

Do you have a life insurance policy that you no longer need now that your children are out of college and on their own? Life insurance is a low-cost, simple way to make a significant planned gift. Simply name Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties as a partial, contingent, or full beneficiary or even the owner of your policy.

What to Give


Gifts of Stocks and Bonds

Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift to our organization.

Gifts of Real Estate

Donating appreciated real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch, or commercial property, can make a great gift and can have significant tax advantages

Gifts of Insurance

A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to charity. If you have a life insurance policy that has outlasted its original purpose, consider naming a charity as a beneficiary of your insurance policy. 
*Before making any decisions that might affect you or your particular circumstances, please reach out to your financial advisor, CPA, or estate planner to discuss ways to include the Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties in your estate planning.

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The content found on this page is intended to be used for informational purposes only. It should not be relied upon as legal, tax, accounting, or other professional advice. To determine how a gift or estate planning decision might affect your particular circumstances, it is expressly recommended that you consult an attorney, financial advisor, or other qualified professional.