Why NCLI?

North Carolina Lions, Inc. provides an unmet need, with the support of Lions Clubs of North Carolina, to the blind and visually impaired individuals in North Carolina. Without the support of Lions and generous donors, NCLI would not be able to meet the needs of those within OUR own community.

Secure online donation
Gifts of Cash or Check
     All cash and checks can be mailed to
     North Carolina Lions, Inc.
     7050 Camp Dogwood Drive
     Sherrills Ford, NC 28673

Gifts of stock
Gifts of Real Estate
Gifts of Life Insurance
Life Income Gifts
Bequests (Wills or Trusts)
Memorials or Honorarium Donations
Fellowships
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Partnership

Ways to Give

Giving offers an individual the opportunity to make a charitable contribution to the North Carolina Lions, Inc. and receive a charitable tax deduction. Your gift will benefit the thousands of visually impaired individuals served by the North Carolina Lions, Inc. Whether it is a support or mobility cane, a week at Camp Dogwood, an eye exam, new glasses, or surgery; thousands of individuals benefit from the programs and services provided through the NC Lions, Inc.

Types of Charitable Donations

Estate Giving Through Wills or Trusts
A will or living trust is a statement about what matters most in your life. By establishing a will or living trust, you make your intentions clear, and ensure they will be followed by those administering your estate. When you name North Carolina Lions, Inc. in your estate plans, you will be an example to others in your community and your gifts will be part of your legacy.

Sample bequest language:

“We (I) give, devise, and bequeath the sum of __________________ dollars ($__________) to North Carolina Lions, Inc. located at Sherrills Ford, North Carolina to be used to support the highest priority projects approved by the North Carolina Lions, Inc. Board.”

Retirement Plan Beneficiary Designation(s)
Tax-deferred retirement plan assets are great sources of retirement income but are not always a good choice for making gifts to heirs. However, using retirement plan assets to make a significant and meaningful gift to North Carolina Lions, Inc. can be a tax-smart strategy for supporting both North Carolina Lions, Inc. and loved ones.

Life Insurance Beneficiary Designation(s)
Life insurance can be a tool with many purposes – it can provide liquidity for paying taxes and other expenses at death, or providing a tax free gift to loved ones. Life insurance can also be used to benefit NC Lions, Inc. if listed as a beneficiary.

Gift Vehicles Providing Income to You or Your Heirs

Charitable Gift Annuity
A charitable gift annuity is a contract between NC Lions, Inc. and you. This contract allows you to make a generous gift to NC Lions, Inc. while also providing a guaranteed income stream to you, or to you and another person for life. At the death of the final income beneficiary, the residual passes to NC Lions, Inc. to be used for the purpose you designate.

Charitable Remainder Trust
A charitable remainder trust is a gift arrangement defined by federal tax law that allows you to provide income to yourself or other for life or a term of years while making a generous gift to NC Lions, Inc.

Charitable Lead Trust
A charitable lead trust is a trust that you establish either during life or at death that pays it income to the NC Lions, Inc. typically for a stated number of years. After the trust terminates the assets inside the trust are then distributed – either back to you or to your heirs.

Partnership Levels

Become an NCLI Partner
2017-2018 Annual Partnership Opportunities

$20,000

  • Visibility as a $20,000 Partners at all NCLI programming/events, NCLI Website, Social Media recognition, and Sponsor Spotlight
  • Five monthly social media posts on Facebook and Twitter
  • Banner ads on three NCLI designated email blasts
  • Two personalized email blasts
  • Headline sponsor for two Brighter Visions newsletters
  • Verbal recognition from the podium at all NCLI programming/events
  • Two sponsored weeks for Camp Dogwood
  • Special invitations to additional NCLI events/receptions/programming

$15,000

  • Visibility as a $15,000 Partner at all NCLI programming/events, NCLI Website, Social Media recognition, and Sponsor Spotlight
  • Four monthly social media posts on Facebook and Twitter
  • Banner ad on two NCLI designated email blasts
  • One personalized email blast
  • Headline sponsor for one Brighter Vision newsletter
  • Verbal recognition from the podium at all NCLI programming/events
  • One sponsored week for Camp Dogwood
  • Special invitations to additional NCLI events/receptions/programming

$10,000

  • Visibility as a $10,000 Partner at all NCLI programming/events, NCLI Website, Social Media recognition, and Sponsor Spotlight
  • Three monthly social media posts on Facebook and Twitter
  • Banner ad on one NCLI designated email blast
  • One sponsored week for Camp Dogwood
  • Special invitations to additional NCLI events/receptions/programming

$5,000

  • Visibility as a $5,000 Partner at all NCLI programming/events, NCLI Website, Social Media recognition, and Sponsor Spotlight
  • Two monthly social media post on Facebook and Twitter
  • Special invitations to additional NCLI events/receptions/programming

$2,500

  • Visibility as a $2,500 Partner at all NCLI programming/events, NCLI Website, Social Media recognition, and Sponsor Spotlight
  • Monthly social media post on Facebook and Twitter
  • Special invitations to additional NCLI events/reception/programming

We welcome contributions not identified on this list and they will be recognized accordingly. Please contact Hannah Earnhardt, Director of Development, at Hannah@nclionsinc.org or 828-578-9087 for more information or to become a NCLI Partner.