How You Can Help
Your support is needed.
Your support is needed. The Palm Beach County Fishing Foundation (PBCFF) depends upon donations to fulfill its mission. Contributions can be specified to fund current programs & projects, or can be earmarked to support the endowment fund. Charitable gifts can be made through the several methods listed below.
Create a lasting legacy in memory of a friend or family member by making charitable contributions on their behalf. Donations can be earmarked to support specific PBCFF programs.
By naming the PBCFF as a recipient in a Will or Living Trust, estate tax exposure may be reduced. The PBCFF has a standard Codicil to Will form that can be furnished to donors who are interested in amending their Will to support the PBCFF.
Donations of securities are an excellent way to support the PBCFF. This form of giving can be particularly beneficial for donors if they have stocks that have appreciated in value. The full current market value of the stock is tax deductible, not just the original investment. Thus donors can avoid capital gains taxes. Consult your tax advisor and broker regarding this type of contribution.
Both real estate and personal property qualify. Year-round donations of unwanted fishing tackle and marine related items are what support the annual Marine Yard Sale, a PBCFF fund raising event. Donations of old fish mounts, antique tackle & other fishing memorabilia support ongoing historic preservation efforts.
If you are an employee or a participating retiree of a company with a ‘Matching Gifts Program’, a gift to the PBCFF may qualify to be matched by your company. Many large corporations have charitable giving programs in place that give their employees an opportunity to support non-profit organizations like the PBCFF.
Cash value in current or paid up life insurance policies can provide benefit. Consider adding the PBCFF as a beneficiary to a current life insurance policy. Even a small percentage of the policy can make a big difference. Donors of financial means may want to consider annual contributions that enable the PBCFF to purchase a substantial life insurance policy for the donor(s) that ultimately will benefit the foundation. This form of giving can have a huge impact on our programs.
Here’s how you can help, make TD Bank your bank. Visit any TD Bank location to open an account and let the TD representative know that you want your account linked to the West Palm Beach Fishing Club Affinity Program (code: A1223). If you already have a TD Bank account, just tell any Customer Service Representative that you would like your account linked to our Affinity Membership Program.
Here’s how the program works, TD Bank makes an annual contribution based upon a percentage of the average balances for all participating members coded to our organization. This contribution is awarded to the Fishing Club’s charitable affiliate, the Palm Beach County Fishing Foundation and will be used to support our marine conservation and youth outreach programs. Checking, savings, money market, CDs and retirement accounts are all included. View more details.
The contribution amount earned is based upon the average total deposits of those affiliated accounts and federal law requires that all account information is kept strictly confidential. It will not be shared with anyone, including other members of our organization.
A COPY OF THE PALM BEACH COUNTY FISHING FOUNDATION OFFICIAL REGISTRATION (NO. CH40192) AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.