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The Annual Fund Campaign kicks off in mid-November until the end of our fiscal year which ends on June 30 of the following year. Funds can be designated to general operating expenses in which we identify needs to improve our programs and the lives of the people we serve with intellectual disabilities. Donors can also designate to the following established restricted funds or earmark for a special need identified by the donor.
- Laura Isenberg Educational Fund –offsets a portion of tuition costs for Prospectus Berco employees who are completing an undergraduate degree, an advanced degree, or continuing educational course to enhance their job skills and improve services to program participants.
- Endowment Fund – builds a healthy, financial future to be used for future expenditures and/or special projects and programs.
- Helping Hand Fund – designated to meet unmet financial needs of program participants, i.e. medical, dental, recreational, adaptive equipment, burial, etc.
Memorials & Honorariums
A donation received to honor a special event in the life of an individual or to honor the memory of a loved one is a thoughtful way to commemorate their life. If you want to honor someone’s birthday, anniversary, graduation, other special event, or the memory of a loved one, click here to fill out information on the memorial or honorarium you are making with your enclosed payment. Providing contact information for the person whom you are honoring or their family is helpful so that they can be notified of your benevolent gesture.
These donations include bequests to Prospectus Berco in a will or living trust; the formation of charitable trusts or annuities; the naming of Prospectus Berco as the beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy; or a tax-free charitable gift to Prospectus Berco from an IRA. Planned giving, however, is not only based on the agency’s needs but more importantly on the donor’s needs and wishes.
Check with your tax advisor or financial planner on ways to take advantage of this opportunity and what will be best for you based on your circumstances. If Prospectus Berco can assist you in any way, please contact Susan Stalnecker at 610-372-4637, ext. 103, or e-mail at email@example.com.
Prospectus Berco conducts an annual golf tournament under the direction of the Golf Committee at the end of July. If not a golfer, there are numerous opportunities for you to contribute and support our efforts. Monies raised from the Annual Golf Tournament go toward identified program needs.
In addition to the Golf Tournament, special events are periodically held by Prospectus Berco or other organizations wishing to support our cause.
We have a “wish list” of items that are needed by our Day Services and Residential Programs which helps us reduce our expenses when not required to make these purchases. Please call, and we will let you know if the item(s) you wish to donate are currently needed or will be needed in the future. As with any home or business, storage space can be a major factor on whether we are able to accept your gift. We accept new and “gently used” items.
Throughout the year, we hold programs and special events in which we ask businesses for items to offer as gifts, auction items, or raffle items.