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Annual Appeal Fund - $65,000

Progress - $22,000

Together

We are advancing opportunities and transforming lives!

Join Prospectus Berco in its mission to provide meaningful supports for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities living and working in Berks County.   Together we are:

  • providing housing solutions for more than 90 adults to live as independently as possible in our community
  • providing  opportunities for individuals to learn new hobbies and explore their interests in our Adult Training Program
  • providing training and support so individuals can achieve their employment goals in our Vocational Services Program.

Thank you for supporting our Annual Fund Appeal. Together we are advancing opportunities and transforming lives!

Learn About Other Giving Opportunities

For more ways to maximize your resources for charitable giving, please click on the Strategic Giving button above.

  • 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 – provides financial stability for the organization by allocating funds for future program operations and special projects. The fund is established to be invested for future growth and is governed by the Board of Directors.
  • Helping Hand Fund – designated to meet unmet financial needs of program participants, i.e. medical, dental, recreational, adaptive equipment, burial, etc.
  • 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 – provides financial stability for the organization by allocating funds for future program operations and special projects. The fund is established to be invested for future growth and is governed by the Board of Directors.

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. When making a tribute gift please indicate whether or not the donation is a memorial or honorarium, the name of the individual with whom you would like to pay tribute, along with the contact information for any family member you would like to be notified of your benevolent gesture.

To learn about our Memorial Wall, contact Jessica Penchard at jpenchard@prospectusberco.org, or 610-372-4637, extension 103.

Planned Giving

Gift for tomorrow:  Planned gifts are special gifts in which a donor names Prospectus Berco as a beneficiary in a will, life insurance policy, living trust, or other instrument like a charitable trust or annuity.  Estate plans can be flexible, so philanthropic individuals may choose to name one or more charities, along with family members, as beneficiaries of their will.  The naming of Prospectus Berco as the beneficiary in a retirement plan is a unique gift that requires forethought and planning and is one way for donors to ensure that Prospectus Berco is able to provide its services for future generations.

Gift for today:  Donors may also make a “strategic” gift that will help minimize their tax burden while benefiting a charity like Prospectus Berco. Consider making a gift of securities or stock, or use your Required Minimum Distribution to make your donation to Prospectus Berco. These types of gifts require careful planning and consideration but can be very beneficial to donors.

Because each person’s financial situation is unique, we suggest that donors discuss giving strategies with their tax advisor or financial planner; by doing so, donors can maximize their giving potential, discover ways to support their community in meaningful ways, and direct more of their dollars to support values that are important to them.  If Prospectus Berco can assist you in any way, please contact Jessica Penchard at 610-372-4637, ext. 103, or e-mail at jpenchard@prospectusberco.org.

Special Events

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.

In-kind Donations

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.