Giving Opportunities

Planned Giving

Planned gifts are a wonderful way to carry on your legacy and commitment to Bergen Volunteers and our mission. Planned gifts, including major and legacy gifts, involve creative and flexible strategies for your estate and charitable planning. Some terms of planned giving even provide you with income - and many can reduce your taxes.

Fund Endowments

Endowment contributions make significant investments for the future of Bergen Volunteers. An endowment gift can provide assurance that programs that are important to the donor will be provided for many years to come.

Endowments can be named in honor or recognition of someone meaningful to the donor, for a special occasion, or to support a cause or program. Endowments allow a donor or a foundation to meet your philanthropic goals.

In-Kind Contributions

In-kind gifts are a valuable way to support Bergen Volunteers. This type of contribution includes donations of goods, services, or time.

At present we are in need of:

  • New/Gently Used Van

  • Home Depot Gift Cards

  • Grocery Gift Cards

  • Wireless Doorbells

Monthly Giving

Monthly giving is a convenient and easy way to donate to Bergen Volunteers. It also helps you to stay connected to our organization.

If you are interested in setting up a monthly giving plan contact: Donna Leibe at dleibe@bergenvolunteers.org or 201.489.9333. 

Donors will receive an annual statement of their yearly giving. ​

Donor-Advised Funds

Supporters find that Donor-Advised Funds (DAF) help track charitable giving, provide a simple way to involve family in charitable gift discussions and maximize tax benefits.

  • A DAF is a charitable giving account managed, maintained, and operated by a      501(c )(3) sponsoring organization.

  • You can fund your DAF with cash, stock, real estate, and other assets to maximize your tax benefits. Then, recommend a grant from the DAF to Bergen Volunteers.

Matching Funds

Multiply the impact of your gift! ​

Bergen Volunteers accepts matching funds from participating donors and their respective companies or employers.

You can also participate in matching fund campaigns, where funds raised by Bergen Volunteers will be matched by a private or individual donor.

Items of Value

Bergen Volunteers accepts vehicle donations, artwork, and other high-end charitable donations. ​

If you itemize deductions on your federal tax return, you may be entitled to claim a charitable deduction for your donated items. According to the IRS, a taxpayer can deduct the fair market value of items of worth. Consult with your tax advisor regarding the deductibility of your donation.

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of stocks and securities are a great way to donate to Bergen Volunteers while avoiding capital gains taxes. The value of the gift is established as the fair market value of the stock on the date of transfer, provided you have held the stock for at least one year.

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Scholarship

Designate your donation to provide a scholarship for a participant in one of the following programs:

  • Mentoring

  • Bergen LEADS

  • Teen LEADS

Honor/Tribute

Support Bergen Volunteers while honoring the memory or milestone of a loved one. Donations can be made to Bergen Volunteers to honor a special occasion such an anniversary, a birthday, Father’s Day, or graduation.​

Tribute donations can be made to Bergen Volunteers general operating support or to a community program you identify. You can honor a mentee, mentor, or other volunteers and clients within our programs. Bergen Volunteers will notify the tribute recipient or family of the recipient of your donation.  

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Donations to Bergen Volunteers are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Bergen Volunteers is recognized by the IRS as a not for profit 501(c)3 charitable organization. Please consult with your financial advisor for the tax implications of your donation.

If you prefer to mail your donation please make checks payable to

Bergen Volunteers and mail to:

Bergen Volunteers

64 Passaic Street

Hackensack, NJ 07601

Info: Nina Bachrach 201.489.9454 x201 nbachrach@begenvolunteers.org