Make a Gift Now
Good Shepherd has succeeded in establishing a diverse and healthy mix of funding sources:
However, more than 60% of our operating funds must be raised from the local community each year, including donations from caring donors like you. Our challenge: To raise $2.1 million this year in support of this important work.
Join us at any giving level:
- Friends $1-$249
- Supporters $250-$499
- Champions $500-$999
- Guardians $1,000-$2,499
- Partners $2,500-$4,999
- Dreamers $5,000-$9,999
- Shepherds $10,000-$24,999
- Visionaries $25,000+
Contact our Senior Development Director to discuss giving options.
Make a Monthly Contribution – Join Good Hearted Circle
Join our valued group of donors who make a monthly commitment to support programs and services for our hungry and homeless neighbors. With the ongoing affordable housing crisis in our community and the unprecedented health and economic crisis caused by the global pandemic, it is more important than ever for Good Shepherd to have regular and reliable support to help those in need.
It is easy, convenient, and secure!
- Use your credit or debit card, bank draft, or PayPal* account to set up recurring gifts the same time each month, for any amount that works for your budget.
- You can change the amount of your gift or cancel at any time.
- Good Shepherd will send you a receipt at the end of the year for the full amount of your gift which is tax-deductible as allowed by law.
*Paypal takes a minimal processing fee before we receive your gift. Fees apply to credit or debit cards as well.
Make a Gift In Honor or In Memory of a Loved One
Let us know the name and contact information for the honoree or their relatives and we will mail them a card notifying them of your gift.
Make a Planned Gift
Call us at (910) 763-4424 x110 or talk to your financial planner today about ways to support this important work in perpetuity:
- Life Insurance
- Appreciated Stock or Other Securities
- Real Estate
- Charitable Gift
- Charitable Remainder
- Trust IRA’s
Contact our Senior Development Director to talk about your planned giving options.
Making a gift of stock avoids capital gains tax (and state income tax on capital gains) and you can receive a federal income tax deduction for the full present value of the stock.
Contact Jane Birnbach, Senior Development Director, for more information on how to take advantage of this convenient and mutually beneficial way to donate today! 910.763.4424 x110
Clark James Foundation
The Clark James Foundation (CJF) exists solely to support the operating budget of Good Shepherd Center and serves as the agency’s endowment fund.
William Clark James served in the Coast Guard during World War II. He was born in Wilmington in 1917. He spent his entire career in the insurance business until his death in Wilmington in 2007.
Clark made a legacy gift to Good Shepherd in excess of $4 million dollars and those funds were received in 2010. The Clark James Foundation was created with a separate Board and with the guidance of that Board and Wells Fargo Advisors, the fund has continued to grow with a value to date of over $5 million. Two members of the Good Shepherd Board are appointed to the Clark James Foundation Board on a rotating basis.
Good Shepherd receives an annual allocation of 5% of the average previous three years, and this amount is included as a revenue line item in the agency budget.
In order to keep the fund growing, and perpetuate income for generations to come, Good Shepherd continues to fund the Foundation through legacy gifts. The Shepherd Society was created to recognize like-minded individuals who, like Clark, believe in investing in the future of Good Shepherd. Through estate planning such as bequests, trusts, gift annuities, and life insurance, members of the Shepherd Society include Good Shepherd in their estate plans. As those funds are received, they are transferred to the Clark James Foundation to be invested. The principal remains intact and the interest is used to support programs for our hungry and homeless neighbors.
If you would like more information on the Foundation or the Shepherd Society, please contact Jane Birnbach, Senior Development Director, at 910-763-4424 x110 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clark James Foundation Board of Directors:
Ryal Tayloe, Esquire
Good Shepherd Board Rep
Good Shepherd Board Rep
Virginia S. Carter
Thomas D. Cline