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Major Giving Donations

That Make You Feel Good

What are Major Gifts?

Major gifts make up the largest percentage of donations that Believe in Me receives. Without major gift contributions, many of our programs would go unfunded and a lot of kids would go without help. We are so grateful for the major gift donors who have contributed to our cause and make our mission possible. Most of them have given because they believe in our mission and have the financial capacity to support our cause. They give again because they trust us and feel a connection with our programs.

Celebrating Major Gifts

We are so appreciative when we receive a major gift we want to tell the world about it! Here’s what you can expect when you give a major gift. We will send you a personalized thank you, acknowledging your contribution to our cause and a description of the impact you are making on our programs. If your major gift is sizable enough, we may also recognize you in our annual report or on our website. You may also be invited to be acknowledged verbally or in print at one of our public events. 

 

Our donors don’t always want their name up in lights, so we put you in the driver’s seat about how much information you want disclosed to the public. If you want to remain anonymous, please indicate so on your donation submission and we will keep your information private.

Ways to Make a Major Gift Donation

As Chief Executive Officer, I also wear the hat of managing our major gifts process. What does that mean? I am the person responsible for cultivating relationships with individuals who may be interested in major gifts. I work alongside our board to develop and carry out our strategic plan and my perseverance, commitment to the mission, and passion for nonprofit work are what fuel our major gifts program. I’d be happy to sit down, get to know you in person, and share more information about our program.

Julie Wukelic, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Meet Our Chief Executive Officer

Send by Mail

Send your check or money order donation via snail mail to: P.O. Box 2155, Spokane, WA 99201

Deliver In-Person

Hand deliver your donation at our office located at: 510 W Riverside Avenue, Spokane, WA 99201

Donate via Text

Text "BELIEVEINME” to 44-321 to send money to Believe in Me directly from your mobile phone.

Donation Form

Complete the form on our website to make a donation directly to the Foundation. You can sign up to make a one-time or recurring monthly donation.

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There are a lot of misconceptions about giving a major gift. We’ve identified some of the unique characteristics of our major gift program that you may find surprising.

  • Major gifts don't have to be cash donations, they can also be given in the form of in-kind donations.

  • Major gifts aren’t just a nice-to-have for a rainy day; they help us reach our ongoing funding needs.

  • Your gift doesn’t have to go into our general fund; it can be allocated to the programs you care about.

  • You don't have to donate all at once; you can stretch out your major gift donations over time.

Did You Know?

Meet Our Development Director

As Development Director I oversee all of the organization's fundraising and help manage relationships with our company's financial partners. My quests include planning fundraising events, interacting with new & former donors to encourage ongoing contributions, and helping seek out opportunities for financial support through grants, sponsorships, long-term giving-qualified charitable distribution, and more. I enjoy collaborating with others on projects and use my attention to detail to help coordinate large-scale events. I also want to maintain a respectful reputation for our Believe in Me Foundation and any nonprofit we represent. After all, it is all about giving back to those kids less fortunate than us.

Paul Sorensen

Development Director