Beaver Island Rural Health Center

Ways to Give

ANNUAL APPEAL:   The Health Center’s Annual Appeal occurs in the fall, however gifts are welcome at any time.  Annual Appeal donations are applied to either the Health Center’s Endowment Fund or Special Projects Fund.  The donor gets to designate which fund they wish to support. There is no minimum amount.  Make your Annual Appeal gift in whatever amount feels right for you

ENDOWMENT FUND:  The Endowment Fund provides the Rural Health Center with long-term financial resources.  Endowment funds are invested and each year a portion of the Endowment Fund’s income is used for Rural Health Center programs and services, while the rest of the return is re-invested to preserve and grow.

SPECIAL PROJECTS FUND:  The Special Projects Fund was established to offer the Health Center flexibility and responsiveness for addressing unexpected health issues or for addressing special needs, such as the acquisition of new equipmentment, technology upgrades and similar unique needs.

HOW TO MAKE A GIFT

1. Donate Online with Paypal or Debit/Credit Card

  • Click on the on the button below
  • Fill out the form the form that appears
2.  Donate by Mail
  • Make your payable to Beaver Island Rural Health (BIRHC)
  • Place on the memo line  your selection: Endowment – Special Projects Fund – Good Samaritan Fund – Tribute/Memorial.  All gifts will be placed in the Special Projects fund unless a specific designation is requested.
  • Mail your check to:
Beaver Island Rural Health Center 37304 Kings Highway PO Box 146 Beaver Island , MI 49782

1953 SOCIETY:

1953 Society LogoWe are proud and grateful to celebrate those who regularly support the Health Center by responding each calendar year to the Annual Appeal. In recognition of this support, all donors who have made two or more consecutive annual gifts to the Health Center Endowment Fund or Special Project Fund automatically become members of 1953 Society.

The society is named in honor of the 100 Island residents who met in 1953 to establish what was to become the Beaver Island Rural Health Center.

Recognition Levels:  We are proud and grateful to celebrate those who support the Center at the following level.

  • FOUNDER – 2 to 9 years of consecutive giving
  • BUILDER – 10 to 19 years of consecutive giving
  • BENEFACTOR – 20 or more years of consecutive giving

1953 Society Benefits:  Recognition in the Health Center Newsletter; Inclusion on the 1953 Society Donor Wall, located in the reception room of the Health Center; and Invitation to 1953 Society events and programs.

The BIRHC is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

LEGACY TREE SOCIETY:

Legacy TreeEvery family has a family tree, and we invite you to be a part of ours. Legacy Tree giving is designed to multiply a gift far beyond its original amount, creating a perpetual stream of income for the BIRHC by adding Legacy Tree gifts to the Center’s Endowment Fund.

To be a part of the BIRHC Legacy Tree Society, all you need to do is plant the seeds with your generosity.  We offer three recognition levels:

  • LEAVES – $10,000: Leaves are very important for trees – they provide food for the whole tree.  We see this as the fastest way to grow into this donation program.
  • ACORNS – $15,000: The tree that produces acorns is the oak and the Oak tree is one of the most loved trees in the world, and with good reason. It’s a symbol of strength, morale, resistance and knowledge. Consider a donation at this level as a way to strengthen and further the BIRHC’s health mission.
  • BOULDERS – $25,000+: Boulders can shade tree seedlings from harsh elements. Buddy rocks allow trees to survive and grow. A donation of $25,000 or more will stay with the BIRHC ensuring our success in providing health care that enriches our communities quality of life and makes our Island community an attractive place to live.

Recognition:  The BIRHC Legacy Tree is prominently located on the Center’s waiting room wall. The leaves, acorns and boulders that are on or around the Legacy Tree are available for custom inscriptions. Inscriptions may include donors’ names and /or honor living or deceased family members or friends.

Flexibility:  Legacy Tree pledges may be fulfilled over a period of up to 5 years. Gifts of securities as well as cash may be accepted. If you are interested in becoming a Legacy Tree member, please let our financial partner, the Charlevoix County Community Foundation, assist you with planning your gift. Contact 3cf by Phone 231-536-2440 or Email info@c3f.org.

The BIRHC is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

 MATCHING GIFTS:

At no additional cost, you could double or even triple the impact of your gift.  Many organizations offer programs that match charitable contributions from their employees at rates as high as 2 to 1 or even 3 to 1. Contact your Human Services office to find out if your organization has a matching gift program.

PLANNED GIVING:

In certain instances, it may be preferable from an estate, financial, and tax planning perspective to consider long-term gift planning as the best way to make a gift to the Health Center. This can be accomplished through various gift instruments, such as charitable remainder trusts, gift annuities, charitable lead trusts, and bequests.  Our financial partner, the Charlevoix County Community Foundation, may help you with planning. Contact 3cf by Phone 231-536-2440 or Email info@c3f.org.

The BIRHC is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

SECURITIES:

Securities may be made as outright gifts or as a payment on a pledge. The mean market value on the date of the transfer will determine the value of the gift for tax purposes. It is best to consult with our financial partner, the Charlevoix County Community Foundation, before a transaction is made.  Contact 3cf by Phone 231-536-2440 or Email info@c3f.org

The BIRHC is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

TRIBUTE GIFTS:

Honoring a family member, friend, colleague, classmate, nurse practitioner or physician with a tribute is a touching way to pay honor to an individual. Please call 231-448-2275 or send an email to contact www.biruralhealth.org/ to make arrangements for setting up a tribute gift for the person you wish to recognize. When the Health Center receives a celebration, honor or memorial gift, a special letter is sent to the person identified by the donor.

The BIRHC is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES:

Special Events raise funds to keep the Rural Health Center’s programs and services available to those who need them and they provide enjoyment for participants, plus opportunities for sponsors and volunteers. Our events appeal to individuals, as well as businesses, looking for creative ways to support the good things we do. Current Special Events include:

  • Annual Health Center Raffle (summer)
  • Wellness Garden Auction (summer)
  • Wellness Garden Island Garden Tour (summer)

The BIRHC is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

GOOD SAMARITAN FUND:

Helping local patients who may be experiencing financial challenges that prevent them from receiving medical care and treatment is the focus of the Good Samaritan Fund. Coverage includes individuals and families who are unable to cover all their medical expenses due to financial hardships, as well as seniors who have outlived their financial resources. For these patients a form of additional assistance would make a significant difference to their lives, contributing to their dignity, recovery and well-being. Make your gift to the Health Center in whatever amount feels right for you.  Please make sure to designate your gift for the Good Samaritan Fund.

The BIRHC is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

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