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Kids - Making a Gift

Financial Gifts

A gift of cash is a simple way to have an immediate impact.  Your generosity will help improve the lives of millions of children by assisting in providing a high-quality, educational sports experience for all youth from the suburbs to the city streets.  Your gift can be directed to where the need is greatest or to a specific cause.  

To make a gift of cash, please click on the "Donate Now" link where you can make an online donation or download a donation form and mail it with your check payable to the Babe Ruth League Alumni Association.  

In-Kind Gifts

In-kind gifts include donations of products or services. some of the in-kind donations needed include baseball/softball equipment and gear, uniforms, apparel, footwear and field equipment.

Donated services can include volunteering, public relations, website design or other technological services, and photography.

Memorial/Honorary Donations

A memorial donation is a special way to honor a departed loved one, teammate, coach, or any other individual that held a special place in your heart.  

An honorary donation is a great way to recognize a person or celebrate a milestone reached by an individual.

To make a financial contribution in memory or in honor of a special individual, please click on the "Donate Now" link where you can make an online donation or download a donation form and mail it with your check payable to the Babe Ruth League Alumni Association.

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Planned Giving

Have you ever wondered what your legacy will be? Planned giving helps you find ways to make charitable gifts to the Babe Ruth League Alumni Association now or after your lifetime that will help secure a bright future for the kids that participate in the Babe Ruth program.

Some of the planned giving options to consider are:

  • Bequests - a gift in a will or living trust
  • A gift of a new or existing life insurance policy
  • A beneficiary designation on a life insurance policy
  • A gift of financial accounts
  • A gift of retirement benefits

A big misconception is that planned giving is only for the wealthy. The truth is, even people of modest means can make a difference through planned giving.

Endowments

An endowed gift is one that is held in perpetuity (unless the donor designates a time period). The gift is invested, with a portion of its annual investment return used for purposes specified by the donor. To protect against the erosive effects of inflation, the remaining investment return is added to the principal. Therefore, a donor who gives an endowed gift can be confident it will grow and continue to sustain Babe Ruth League in the years to come.

What will you endow?

Annual Scholarship program
Sponsorship of publications
Sponsor a league or team
Sponsor an existing or new award
Fund coaching education and certification for an individual, team or league
Sponsor a travel fund for a team or league

All endowment funds may be named. Donors may have their names or the name of a loved one or other honoree linked to their fund. A minimum initial commitment of $25,000 is necessary to establish an endowment fund, with annual commitments required until the endowment is sustainable. 

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