SD Lions Foundation Giving Opportunities

Contributing Member!

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 25 recognition levels, one for each $1,000 donation beyond the initial $1,000 contribution. For each $1,000 contribution, there is a gem added to the pin. There are 5 different Gemstones in the series, the last gem you select may be selected to make it you own such as your birthstone. Contributions are tax-deductible, to the extent allowed by law.

A certificate and pin acknowledge 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 25 recognition levels, one for each $1,000 donation beyond the initial $1,000 contribution. For each $1,000 contribution, there is a gem added to the pin. There are 5 Gemstones in the series, the last gem you select to make the pin your own such your birthstone. Contributions are tax-deductible, to the extent allowed by law.

A certificate and pin acknowledge 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.)