The following pages will offer ideas as to how you can be a part, truly a partner, in helping children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with measurable impact. Your gifts and support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay will not only help others, but will also lead to personal and emotional fulfillment.
Can you make a difference? Consider this: Studies show Littles in our program skipped half as many days of school as did their peers. Studies show Littles felt more competent about doing schoolwork. 96% of the children in our program had no involvement with the Juvenile Justice system. 96% of the children in our program were promoted to the next grade level. 90% of the children in our program showed an increase in their self-confidence. More statistics are reported on the pages that follow.
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There are as many different ways to support Big Brothers Big Sisters as there are needs for your support. Planning a gift is more than just finding a need. There are a lot of factors to consider. If you are not familiar with the concepts and strategies of charitable gift planning, you might want to take a moment to consider some of the factors in planning for the future. And check out our chart briefly describing some of the charitable means that are available to you - see How Can I...?
RECENT NEWS! Congress has passed a new law extending the IRA charitable rollover. For more information, click here.
46% of our Littles were less likely to start using drugs
The stories that follow share some of the different ways people can become partners with us in changing lives. Take a moment to see how they - perhaps in circumstances similar to yours - have found ways to support the needs of others and causes that are important to them - the way Big Brothers Big Sisters is important to you. In turn, they have enriched their own hearts as well. Just click on the links below.
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If you have already included Big Brothers Big Sisters in your estate plans, please let us know by calling us or filling out our estate intention form. We would like to assist you in making certain your intentions will be carried out. If you have not written a will yet, regardless of your charitable intent, pleaseconsider this for it is a gift to your loved ones.
It costs our agency $1,500 to match a child with a mentor
Some of the gift arrangements are revocable and others cannot be changed once established. Some work better with cash and others with appreciated assets. There are many variations, enough so that a giving plan can be tailored to your needs, desires and capabilities. Individual circumstances will vary - as with all tax and estate planning, please consult your attorney or estate specialist. We will be glad to answer questions and offer suggestions confidentially based on your personal circumstances. Please call us or e-mail us (see contact page). You may also use our information request form.
Read about news and information as it relates to planned giving, financial topics, and general topics as well. News is updated monthly and provides a brief introduction to an article and a link for more information.
For more information or a confidential discussion of your charitable options, please email or call the Vice President of Resource Development, De Anna Sheffield Ward, at (813) 769-3604.