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Annual Fund Campaign

The Annual Fund Campaign kicks off in the fall and runs to the end of our fiscal year which ends on June 30 of the following year. Funds generated through the Annual Fund are used for general program support; examples include, program enhancement, capacity building, purchase of equipment, and renovations to our Community Homes.  Your on-going support of the Annual Fund, provides us the means to fulfill our mission and to reach beyond expectations to improve the lives of the people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Donors may also designate their donation to be used for one of our Fund programs.

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  • 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. 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.