SD Lions Foundation Giving Opportunities
A Contributing Member donation of $25 or more is a way to give a tax-deductible personal donation to help support the many programs and services of the South Dakota Lions Foundation. Individuals receive a pin demonstrating a commitment to the South Dakota Lions Foundation and to its VISION: "develop and deliver vision and hearing programs and services. Thank you for understanding a Contributing Member donation cannot be used toward any other giving level.
Are you ready to make a difference? Donate Now! (indicate in the Donation Notes that your gift is for the Making a Difference Pledge) Become an Al Schock Fellow
Lion Al served his community and was a friend to people in need. He was a leader, fundraiser and philanthropist, lending his efforts to many causes. He networked with business people and involved them in the work of Lions. He was a mentor to many and insisted on having fun! He served in leadership positions locally and internationally and led a respected organization. His leadership in the Lions of South Dakota Foundation continue to fulfill its mission of assuring a legacy of Vision and Hearing related services to SD citizens.
With the “Al Schock Fellow” there are five recognition levels, one for each $1,000 donation beyond the initial $1,000 contribution for a pin. For each $1,000 contribution, there is a gem(s) added to the pin. There are 5 different gem colors in the series. Contributions are tax-deductible, to the extent allowed by law.
A pin acknowledges your generous gift. Your name is published in the Newsletter.
Are you ready to become an Al Schock Fellow? Donate Now! (indicate in the Donation Notes that your gift is for an Al Schock Fellow) Keep Your Eye To The Future
The "Eye to the Future Legacy Society"
honors individuals who choose to support the South Dakota Lions Foundation through wills and other types of planned giving. In the SDLF Endowment, the principal of the endowment stays untouched while the interest earnings are used to support programs and services such as; the Kids.See Screening Program, Individual Assistance Matching Grants and the Eyeglass Recycling Program, and much more.
Each gift is tax deductible as the Foundation, formed in 1964, is a non-profit corporation under Section 501(c) 3 of the IRS Code.
There are numerous types of planned gifts:
• Bequest in a will or trust • As a beneficiary in an insurance policy or retirement plan • A life income agreement • A life estate in property • Remainder interest in real property • Charitable gift annuities • Charitable lead remainder trusts
There are many ways to maximize your gift and make a contribution that will last forever. Professional services are available to you and your tax planners concerning the best plan for your situation. Contact your financial advisor or the South Dakota Lions Foundation office for more information. Helen Keller Program
The Progressive “Helen Keller” goes directly to the Endowment. The Endowment assists in growing the Endowment that support our programs such as Screening, Specific Assistance, Diabetes Awareness, Eye Glass and Hearing Aid Programs, etc.
With the Helen Keller there are five recognition levels, one for each $1,000 donation beyond the initial contribution of $1,000 for a pin. For each $1,000 contribution, there is a gem(s) added to the pin. There are 5 different gem colors in the series. Contributions are tax-deductible, to the extent allowed by law.
A and pin acknowledges your generous gift. Your name is published in the Newsletter.
You can make your Donation Now (indicate in the Donation Notes that your gift is for the Helen Keller Program) Other
Gifts of all amounts are recognized and acknowledged. You can make your – Donation Now
(indicate in the Donation Notes that your gift is made outside all other giving levels.)