Philanthropy is at the core of Bellefaire JCB, a tradition that has become increasingly important as the agency strives to meet the growing needs of the communities it serves. We rely on gifts to continue to provide and improve the services we offer to our clients. Your support allows us to fulfill our mission of helping children and preserving families. A gift to Bellefaire JCB demonstrates your belief in our mission and reinforces your commitment to make a difference. We welcome your inquires and look forward to the opportunity to speak with you.
Create an endowed fund with a minimum of $5,000. You can select from any number of programs, services or special purposes to support Bellefaire JCB and make a lasting contribution to the agency's future. Your donation will continue to grow through reinvestment, as well as through additional contributions. Annual distributions are used to support the specified activity or purpose. Funds can be named as requested by the donor.
The best stocks to donate are those that have increased greatly in value, particularly those producing a low yield. In order to preserve tax advantages, it is critical that you transfer the physical securities to Bellefaire JCB rather than the proceeds from a sale.
If you own property that is not subject to a mortgage and has appreciated in value, a charitable gift may be an attractive option. You can claim an income tax deduction based upon the fair market value of the property you have owned for more than one year, avoid all capital gains taxes and remove that asset from your taxable estate. Or, you can transfer your home to us now and continue to use the property for life.
Cash contributions are deductible as an itemized tax deduction in the year you make the donation, up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income. Excess charitable contributions can be carried forward for up to five additional years.
By including Bellefaire JCB as a beneficiary of your will, trust or codicil, you ensure that your memory will live on – both for those who will directly benefit from your generosity and for those who will be motivated by your example. Additionally, you can significantly reduce your estate taxes.
You can contribute a life insurance policy to Bellefaire JCB by naming us either as the policy owner or simply as the beneficiary. If you name us as the owner and beneficiary, you will be entitled to an income tax deduction limited to the lower of the value of the policy or your cost basis in the contract. If you continue to pay premiums on a policy we own, you can deduct the premium payments.
Life income gifts allow you to receive payments as a result of making a charitable gift. Depending upon your plan, payments will be fixed or variable and payable to you or other beneficiaries you choose. For example, you might create a charitable remainder trust to pay income to you for life and contribute money, stock or other property to it. Once placed in trust, the assets can be sold (without capital gains tax) and the proceeds reinvested to produce a higher yield. Life income gifts entitle you to an immediate income tax deduction, based on the present value of your gift.
The Monarch Society honors friends who have supported major projects, established a named fund with a minimum $5,000 commitment or arranged for a deferred gift. The Society received its name from Bellefaire JCB's emblem – the butterfly – a universal symbol for positive growth and change. Members' names are included in the membership roster and on the permanent display in Bellefaire JCB’s lobby. Additionally, there is an annual appreciation event for all members.
To learn more call our Development Team at (216) 320-8320
Contact Director of Organizational Advancement
22001 Fairmount Boulevard
Shaker Heights, OH 44118
Cash gifts can be made by either mailing a check made payable to Bellefaire JCB to the address or using our secure online donation form.
We are deeply grateful to everyone who participates in our holiday giving program. Because of your incredible support, over 1,500 of our clients will receive a gift this holiday season!
There are three ways you can make our children's holidays special this year:
1. Our 2016 Holiday Giving Wish Lists are now avaliable at the front desk of our A Building. Take one or more wish lists and purchase gifts for our children, due back to BJCB by December 9th.
2. Donate money to Bellefaire's Holiday Gift Drive for our remaining lists in mid-December.
3. Buy our most wanted presents and deliver them to BJCB by December 9th: $25 gift cards, Cleveland sports gear, superhero figures/ posters, African-American dolls, art supplies, stuffed animals, legos, MP3 Players, footballs, basketballs.
Mandy Kwait > 216-320-6845 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Bellefaire JCB, 22001 Fairmount Boulevard, Shaker Heights, OH 44118
In 2015, Bellefaire served nearly 22,000 children, youth and families from more than 66 Ohio counties and eight states. Read our annual report to learn how the agency fulfilled its mission of helping children and preserving families.