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The Jeremiah Milbank Society recognizes donors who make unrestricted annual campaign gifts of $10,000 or more to their Boys & Girls Club. Funding from these donors helps our organization provide core services and programs to positively impact young people each and every day. Donors are recognized both locally and nationally.


The Jeremiah Milbank Society member benefits include:


  • Prominent recognition at the local level


  • Listing as a valued supporter in local Club publications


  • Invitation to join other top Boys & Girls Club donors at a prestigious event at the annual national conference hosted by one of the national organization's distinguished leaders, alumni or benefactors. (Members of The Jeremiah Milbank Society are invited to the event in the spring following the year of their membership.)


  • Listing as a member of The Jeremiah Milbank Society in the Individual Giving Societies Annual Report publication along with other leaders and supporters of local Boys & Girls Clubs.

Annual Membership Guidelines

  • Annual membership is for individuals who make unrestricted cash gifts of $10,000 or more to a local Club.


  • Gifts are to be paid in one year, i.e. multi-year pledge payments totaling $10,000 are not eligible. However, payments during the year that total $10,000 or more are eligible.


  • Donors can be recognized as individuals or as couples. For example, John Smith or Mr. and Mrs. John Smith can be recognized for membership as the result of one gift of $10,000.


Membership Eligibility:

  • Individual gifts that are matched by the donor’s employer that together equal $10,000 or more qualify the individual for membership. For example, if Joan Smith gives $5,000 to the Club and her employer matches her gift by also giving $5,000, then Joan Smith is eligible for membership.


  •  A gift from a privately controlled company where the donor owns/controls the gift will qualify the donor as an individual for membership. The company is not recognized in the Society. For example, if John Smith owns XJZ Company and chooses to make his gift to the Club through the XJZ Company, then John Smith is eligible for membership.


  • A gift from a family foundation where the donor controls the foundation’s giving will qualify the individual donor for membership. For example, if Joan Smith is the donor and chairman of Joan Smith Family Foundation and chooses to give via her foundation, Joan Smith is eligible for membership in the donor’s name or name of the family foundation.


  • Donors who give through their “donor-designated funds” at community foundations or “donor-advised funds” through a brokerage company (i.e. Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund) may also be recognized in the Society in their name.


Contact the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady at 518-374-4714 to schedule a tour and learn more about how your annual unrestricted gift of $10,000 or more support Schenectady's kids and teens who need us most!

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