- Make a Contribution
- Make A Planned Gift
- Corporate Pillar Partners
- Gilda's Givers-A Monthly Giving Program
100% of every dollar you donate stays right here in West Michigan to support our members and our Clubhouse.
Use one of these convenient options to make an immediate gift:
- Print out the donation form and mail it with your check or credit card information.
- Call us at 616.453.8300 and make a donation over the phone using your credit card.
- Securely donate online here
For more donation information about Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, search for us on Guidestar.org
For assistance or more information on giving opportunities, please contact a member of our Development staff, call 616.453.8300 or email@example.com.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Matching Donations-Double your Gift to Gilda’s Club
Many companies in West Michigan give employees and retirees the chance to increase their personal gifts to non-profit organizations by matching the gift with company funds or corporate foundations. These funds may double or even triple your own gift! (Please note: matching gift policies vary.)
Click HERE for a list of some matching gift companies. Even if your company is not on this list, it may still offer matching donations. Your personnel or human resources department should be able to tell you if your company offers this type of program and what the guidelines are. They will also provide you with the appropriate forms.
Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible within the extent of the law.
What is Legacy Circle?
Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids Legacy Circle was established to recognize our generous and visionary friends who have included Gilda’s Club in their will or by some other method of planned gift during their lifetime or at death.
Making Your Planned Gift to Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids
Should you choose to include Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids in your will or some other estate planning vehicle or if you have already included us in your estate plans, we would be honored to know of your intentions and welcome you as a member of our Legacy Circle.
When you join the Legacy Circle you will not only be adding your name to our published list of members, but you are also ensuring the future of Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, and leaving your mark on our community. Alternately, we will honor your request for anonymity.
Leaving A Gift Is Easy
Bequests from a will or trust are the most common way to leave a gift to Gilda’s Club. Some Legacy Circle members set aside a certain dollar amount, while others leave a percentage of the estate or assets left over after providing for their family. Others have made our organization the beneficiary of a 401K/IRA plan, insurance policy, Charitable Gift Annuity or Charitable Remainder Trust with Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids. Our Planned Giving program offers you the opportunity to customize your own plan for including Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids in your estate.
Your Gift Will Be Completely Confidential
We will not ask how much is being left to Gilda’s Club, however, we are available to help you plan your gift and comply with your wishes. By letting us know the name you would choose for your fund and your plans for distribution, we will file this information confidentially. Be assured that your plans will be followed exactly as you have outlined them to us. Your instructions can be changed at any time with a simple call to Daryl Vogel, Vice President of Development, 616-453-8300 x.130.
Joining the Legacy Circle Takes One Simple Step
Submit the Letter of Intent Legacy Circle Form informing us of your intentions to include Gilda’s Club in your bequest. Please be sure to indicate if you wish your gift to remain confidential. This agreement is non-binding and does not constitute a legal promise of any future donation to Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids.
Please send the completed form to:
Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids
1806 Bridge Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Attn: Development Office
Forms are also available at the clubhouse. You may also request a contact from a senior member of the Development team to contact you.
Thank You For Your Support
Whether you are planning a gift of have already made us a beneficiary, we are so grateful for your support. The Legacy Circle is just one of the many ways we would like to recognize you today for future gifts that will provide significant benefits to Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids. YOU are ensuring the path to a future of FREE emotional health for the community today and tomorrow!
Gilda’s Club Pillar Partners is a circle of companies in the West Michigan community that is committed to the future of Gilda’s Club and its mission of emotional health support. Pillar Partners demonstrate their commitment by investing philanthropically across our grief and cancer programs and fundraising events throughout the calendar year. The gift of free services to the community would not be possible without the generosity of our most committed corporate partners and donors.
To explore partnership opportunities with Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids,
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 616.453.8300.
Thank you to our generous Pillar Partners!
Join Us! Gilda’s Givers – A Monthly Giving Club
When you join Gilda’s Givers, you help to put smiles on faces and laughter back into the lives of children, adults and families on a cancer or grief journey. Whether it is someone facing an unexpected diagnosis of any type of cancer or grieving the death of someone in their life due to any cause. Gilda’s Club provides the emotional support needed when facing some of life’s toughest challenges. Gilda’s Club provides a place for people to gather, learn, share and even laugh together. Our free program includes over 300 monthly activities including support groups, workshops and social events. While there is no charge to Gilda’s Club members, programs have an average cost of $35 per individual visit. Thanks to the generous support of our community, we are able to provide free support to all who need it. And, because we are entirely funded by charitable gifts, we rely on our supporters to give generously and to give regularly. And so we ask you to consider joining the Gilda’s Givers – A Monthly Giving Club. If you would like to become a Gilda’s Giver, please complete the registration form and mail it in, send your completed form to email@example.com, or complete the online process.
How It Works:
- Complete the registration form and mail it in or email your completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Your credit card or checking account will be auto-billed on the 15th of every month (or closest business day)
- Receipts will be mailed each January detailing the amount you’ve given over the course of the previous calendar year for tax deduction purposes.
- You may choose to stop your gift at any time by simply notifying us. Your gift will auto renew on an annual basis.
- For those who prefer to do so, you can also send in a check monthly. Make a note of that and we’ll mail you 12 giving envelopes to use over the course of the upcoming year.
A few special perks include:
- The great feeling of supporting a very worthy cause in an easy and efficient way!
- Window clings. One for the car and one for the house! Or wherever you’d like to put them – we appreciate your support and hope you proudly show it off to our community.
- Invitation (two per household) to an exclusive Gilda’s Club annual gathering.
- Membership in Red Door Society (individuals who contribute $1,000 or more annually).