What is The Heritage Club?
When you become a member of The Heritage Club of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady, you become a member of a nationwide association of friends of Boys & Girls Clubs. Like you, these people seek to ensure that the future needs of our local youth are met and they do this by including Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady in their estate plan. This planning might include a will, a charitable gift annuity, a trust or an insurance policy.
What are the Benefits of Membership in The Heritage Club?
As a member of The Heritage Club you are eligible for the following benefits through the Boys & Girls Clubs of America:
A welcome letter and The Heritage Club lapel pin that indicates your leadership in the mission to guarantee a strong future for our nation’s youth
A periodic publication on tax and estate planning
National recognition in The Heritage Club Annual Report
Local recognition in the BGCS Annual Report
Periodic Heritage Club gatherings and stewardship events
How Can I Become a Member of The Heritage Club?
Joining The Heritage Club is easy. Simply communicate your intentions by signing and returning a Heritage Club Enrollment Form, which is available by reaching out to the Advancement Office of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady. You may also request to speak with a representative to discuss your specific estate planning needs and opportunities.
Download the Heritage Club Enrollment Form
A Foundation for the Future
Since 1936, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady, formerly the Boys Club, has provided a safe haven for the young people of Schenectady by offering quality programs and critically important relationships with nurturing and reliable adults. The Boys & Girls Clubs give their members, ages 6-18, access to dedicated, trained professionals who can provide guidance in adopting strong character and leadership development, healthy lifestyles, pursuing educational and vocational objectives and exploring arts, sports and recreational opportunities.
Most importantly, the Boys & Girls Clubs equip young people with the skills they need to resolve
conflicts peacefully, improve relationships within every aspect of their day-to-day lives, and function as responsible citizens. Your support through a planned gift will ensure that future generations will have the opportunity to live successful and productive lives in a safe, positive and caring environment.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady Heritage Club Members
Mr. Michael Baish & Mrs. Erica Brockmyer
Ms. Michelle Ballou
Mr. & Mrs. Shane & Jennifer Bargy (Founding Members)
Mr. Mark Brinsmaid* (Founding Member)
Mr. Thomas B. Ciancetta & Ms. Patricia A. Clausi (Founding Members)
Mr. Mark Chaires
Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Catherine Coan
Mr. & Mrs. Ken & Tish Czachor
Sheriff & Mrs. Dominic Dagostino
Ms. Louise V. DiFabbio (Founding Member)
Ms. Kristen DiPoffi
Dr. & Mrs. Michael L. & Diana L. Gelfand
The Honorable Karen Johnson*
Mr. & Mrs. Sandy & Fred Kaplan
Mrs. Elaine Kennedy
Mr. Charles E. Kilbourne
Mr. Kenneth Lally* (Founding Member)
Mr. Fritz Liss
Mr. Louis Maas* (Founding Member)
Mrs. Brittnay McAvoy, Esq. (Founding Member)
Mrs. Deborah Mullaney
Mr. Mark Nagelsmith (Founding Member)
Mr. & Mrs. Andrew & Nicole O’Keefe (Founding Members)
Mr. & Mrs. Ken & Gladys Petersen
Mr. J. Richard Phillippe* & Mrs. Cynthia H. Phillippe (Founding Members)
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph & Aimee Pryba (Founding Members)
Ms. Emily Ross* (Founding Member)
Mr. & Mrs. Leo & Julie Rouse, Jr.
Ms. Darlene Schwarz* and Ms. Debra Hotaling
Mr. & Mrs. Herbert L. & Cynthia R. Shultz, Jr. (Founding Members)
Mr. & Mrs. Dale & Nicole Smith
Mr. & Mrs. John A. & Karen Vaccaro
Dr. Eugene Zeltmann* & Mrs. Susan Zeltmann
Gifts ANYONE Can Afford
Have you ever wished you could help? But you thought you couldn't afford to give?
You can support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady without impacting yourself or your family. Including charitable giving as part of your estate plan will help you do just that! Here are just a few ways you can help today through a commitment for tomorrow:
a fixed amount, such as $10,000
a specific asset, such as a car
a percentage, such as 15% of assets
what is left of your estate after other bequests have been made