Why Give to West Bergen?
West Bergen Mental Healthcare has spent more than 50 years healing the communities we serve…one life at a time.
100% of your donation goes directly toward treatment for our clients; children, adolescents, adults, families and seniors. We have specialty programs that cover a lifespan.
As the metropolitan area’s recognized Center of Excellence and leader in the treatment of mental illness, West Bergen is where the families and individuals come when hope and comfort seem impossibly out of reach. Here, where our compassionate professionals provide comprehensive treatment and supportive services in a caring and nurturing environment, thousands find relief each year.
We can’t do it without you!
What are Annual Gifts?
Annual Giving is the life-blood of West Bergen. Annual Gifts have an immediate impact as they help to sustain and support the daily operations of West Bergen. From maintaining and enhancing programs and services, the purchase of equipment, and other needs, annual gifts that make all the difference for our consumers, their families and our community.
Donors have the option to make annual gifts that can either be unrestricted donations used to support West Bergen’s greatest needs while others may choose to restrict their gifts to a particular program or service that they or a member of their family has benefited from.
Group therapy, counseling and workshops benefit from your gift.
Annual Giving Societies recognize non-event contributions received that coincide with West Bergen’s fiscal year from July 1 – June 30. All gifts will be listed in select West Bergen publications unless otherwise directed by the donor.
West Bergen proudly recognizes those who support us. West Bergen’s Giving Societies provide a structure that allows our supporters to grow as donors and participate at a level they feel is important and meaningful.
Donors may choose to participate at one of our Leadership Giving Levels. Annual Gifts of $1,000 or more provides donors with one or more of the following benefits: an invitation to a special Leadership Reception, hosted by the CEO, as a means to thank and recognize your contribution to our mission; receive invitations to attend West Bergen Foundation Board and Friends of West Bergen meetings as our guests; and receive special insider briefings to learn about West Bergen’s programs and services.
Guardian – $25,000 or more
Trustee – $10,000 – $24,999
President – $5,000 – $9,999
Patron – $2,500 – $4,999
Director – $1,000 – $2,499
Advocate – $500 – $999
Sponsors – $250 – $499
Friends – $100 – $249
Supporters – $1 – $99
Donors who have included West Bergen in their estate plans immediately become chartered members of the 1963 Society, named after the year West Bergen was incorporated. The society recognizes friends who, through intended bequest of life-income gifts, have provided for West Bergen’s future.
Ways to Give
Cash – The easiest and simplest way to make a gift. Donors may choose to write a check, pay via credit card, visit www.westbergen.org and donate on-line or download the Commitment Form.
Appreciated Securities – Gifts of stock, mutual funds or securities can be transferred to West Bergen. Donors can potentially benefit from significant capital gains tax savings by the transfer of assets.
Planned Gifts – Putting West Bergen in your will or trust is a wonderful way to show your support of West Bergen while accommodating your own personal, financial, estate-planning, and philanthropic goals. Bequests, annuities, trusts, life insurance policies and other vehicles can provide invaluable future resources for West Bergen and provide significant tax advantages to you and/or your beneficiaries.
Matching Gifts – Many corporations have matching gift programs that can double or even triple the size of your gift. Please check with your (or your spouses) company’s human resources department.
Gifts-in-Kind – The donation of goods and services is always appreciated and can provide needed materials and services to members of the West Bergen community. If you are considering a non-cash gift, please contact the Development Office prior to making your donation to ensure that that the gift is applied according to your wishes and is in-line with West Bergen’s gifting policies.
Please contact Barbara Krusko, Chief Development Officer for West Bergen at 201-444-3550 x 7139 to discuss giving options suitable for you.
Other ways to give…
West Bergen hosts many annual events that you can attend, purchase sponsorships and/or ads. A portion of your reservation to these events is tax deductible. 100% of the proceeds go directly toward West Bergen programs and services. Here are some of the events we organize:
Chuck Russo of Carlo Russo’s Wine and Spirit World
Annual Fall Night of Fine Dining: normally held on the 1st Monday in November, is an evening where the area’s finest restaurants and caterers join together and each prepare their signature dish for attendees to taste and enjoy. These dishes are paired with the finest wines courtesy of Carlo Russo’s Wine and Spirit World. To see highlights of last years’ event click here: A Fall Night of Fine Dining.
Grand Slam for West Bergen’s Kids: The all-day event begins with morning tennis using a Scrambles format. Lunch begins at noon and there is a Fashion Show. Guests can try their luck at the Basket Raffle Basket Auction with over 50 themed prizes, ranging from renowned restaurants, elegant spas, weekend packages.
For more information on these events and more, contact Carol Cohen, Director of Development, at email@example.com.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
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