HOW TO DONATE
1. Donate online
2. Call AYC & arrange payment over the phone
3. Send a check:
PO Box 908
Annapolis, MD 21404
HOW TO GIVE
The Compass Point
The Compass Point is an ongoing annual campaign that provides regular support for the Annapolis Yacht Club Foundation. This program enables all members of the Annapolis Yacht Club to make gifts to the AYC Foundation. Members of The Compass Point qualify for membership in several giving clubs, which have been established to encourage and recognize contributions made to the AYC Foundation.
The 1883 Society
The 1883 Society was created as a way to recognize and thank donors who have made provisions in their estate plans for a gift to the AYC Foundation, recognizing that the gift may be postponed until after their lifetimes. Donors to The 1883 Society are leaving a legacy in their names to support the mission of the Annapolis Yacht Club Foundation.
Sample wording to designate the AYCF as a beneficiary:
“In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of name can be made to the AYC Foundation, PO Box 908, Annapolis, MD 21404.”
“The family asks that memorial contributions for name be made to the AYC Foundation, PO Box 908, Annapolis, MD 21404.”
“In celebration of name’s life, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the AYC Foundation, PO Box 908, Annapolis, MD 21404.”
Gifts in memory of a loved one can be made to the annual fund or to the endowment fund. This decision does not have to be made immediately. To let the Foundation know how you would like gifts allocated, please contact us.
As a funding organization, AYCF sometimes is made aware of a need for a significant contribution to jump-start a program or organization, or to help dramatically increase a program’s impact. These needs do not exist on an annual basis, and are usually one-time contributions on AYCF’s part. Contributions to AYCF’s endowment enable AYCF to be able to exercise its judgement to fund these extraordinary, vital requests to nurture and expand the community that cherishes and stewards the Chesapeake Bay.
In time, endowment income will provide a substantial percentage of the budget for annual grants.
Endowment gifts to the Foundation are truly the gifts that keep on giving. An endowment is forever.
Endowment contributions can be made through a variety of financial mechanisms, including estate planning, and can be made at any time. For more information about endowment contributions, please contact us.