Ways to Donate to The Breathe Life Foundation (TBLF)
The All-Star APEX Society:
A core group of individuals, corporations and other foundations that have made major gifts ($50K+) to TBLF. Our APEX (Achieving Philanthropic EXcellence) members are the philanthropic leaders of our organization. A commemorative pin and plaque is given as a gift and reminder of their membership in this exclusive network.
The Do-It-Yourself Friendraisers
Organizations, clubs, businesses and associations who wish to support TBLF can organize their own events and identify TBLF as the beneficiary of the proceeds. Prior to your event the organization must complete the appropriate forms for authorization of your event. TBLF can assist using our website as a marketing and fundraising tool to maximize your efforts and by providing staff for event planning assistance on a case – by – case basis.
Workplace Giving Programs and Matching Gifts:
Workplace Giving Campaigns are designed to encourage employees to contribute, while letting them choose a cause that is meaningful to them. TBLF can accept donations through employee giving programs. Donors can also show their company’s support for the community by starting or promoting an Employee Matching Gifts Campaign so that you can increase the impact of your employee’s gifts.
Hall Of Fame Brick-Building Campaign:
In an effort to support the Capital Development Project for the future home of TBLF in Brooklyn, former/current student athletes and other interested individuals and companies can “Buy a Brick” to support the build out of the new Center, starting at $250+ per brick. This allows almost anyone to get involved with the new Center’s development.
The Life Everlasting Planned Giving Club - Charitable Gift Annuity; Charitable Annuity Trust; Charitable Remainder Unitrust; Charitable Lead Trust; Donor Advised Fund; Life Estate Gift; Revocable Trust:
The TBLF’s planned giving honor society that acknowledges donors who have included TBLF as a beneficiary in their estate plans including wills, trusts, retirement plans and life insurance policies. Through a planned gift to TBLF, donors will be helping us to educate and acculturate NYC youth and their families. These endowments and estate planning goals permit for a legacy gift that has long term benefits beyond the moment.
Business to Community Cause Marketing Sponsorship:
If you’re a local or national business you can allocate a percentage (up to 20%) of your profits (earmarked funds from your marketing & advertising budget) based on any referrals coming from TBLF TEAM UP Cardmembers.
The One Breath Boost:
TBLF One Breath Boost will give you the opportunity to sponsor a one year full membership for a young person up to the age of 18 years old. They will be able to join TBLFHSHOF. The donor will be able to “Breath Life” into a youth from the community by funding these scholarships that the Center’s leadership team will allocate to those in need such as low income, homeless, unemployed and youth with special needs who may not have the means to afford the (To Be Determined) $300 membership fee.
The NYC Basketball Legacy Builders Campaign:
Our “affiliate marketing” method to permit those who identify with our Legacy Builders designees/honorees so that you may be able to support a cause or area of interest of the Legacy Builder via TBLF’s Annual Campaign, which will memorialize their legacy in their particular NYC community forever as a contributor to its future generations. For examples visit our website in the near future.
TBLF Website Fundraising Portal:
For General Gift Giving, Memorial Gifts, Honor Gifts (special occasions), Mail-ins, etc., simply click “Donate” on our website and/or contact us if you would like to arrange something specific to your needs.
Young Professionals Champions Circle:
The Young Professional Champion Circle is a group of young professionals between the ages of 21 and 35 who wish to serve as a support network for TBLF. Their focus is to fundraise within their personal networks, to support all Center activities throughout social media and to serve as Mentors for our youth.
Workplace Giving Programs:
Workplace Giving and Matching Gift Programs are designed to encourage employees to contribute to their personal charities or institutions such as TBLF. Many employers will match your donation. This is a great way to increase your donation, support your community and help our youth. Please check with your employer to see if they have a matching gift program so you can maximize your “One Breath to Breathe Life” into our youth.