Young Dreams Campaign

Gifts of all sizes provide pivotal funding that empower young dreams. Your investment in our integrated programs: One-to-One Mentoring, ABCToday Schools, First Job and Big Futures open doors of opportunity for the young people we serve.
Give to General Fund



24 hours a day, 365 days a year, we promise the young people and families we serve that WE’LL BE THERE to provide love, hope and opportunity. To ensure that we deliver on our promise, we ask you to make a monthly, reoccurring gift.



The word renaissance means – renewal, rebirth. 100% of all donations, cash and in-kind, directly supports children and families who need special assistance (utility assistance, car repair, transportation, food, an evening to celebrate with family.)
Give to Renaissance Fund
To learn more about Battle at the Ballpark sponsorships and other giving opportunities, please contact Heidi Villasenor at hvillasenor@bbbsemo.org or (314) 361-5900.
Battle Sponsorship Opps!


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Your donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri provides an EXTRA tax incentive. To learn more about tax credits contact Jamie Pfau, Senior Accounting Manager 314-615-1057 or jpfau@bbbsemo.org.

Tax Credit FAqs
Planned Gifts
Create a lasting legacy with a gift to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri.

Charitable Bequest

Any size charitable bequest can be made to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri through a will or living trust by including a distribution of cash or specific property, a dollar amount, or a percentage of the estate.

Retirement Plan Assets

Retirement plan assets in an IRA, pension, or profit sharing plan can be the most highly taxed assets in an estate. Naming Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri as a contingent, primary, or partial beneficiary is one of the most cost-effective ways to give.

Life Insurance

Various types of life insurance gifts offer opportunities for you to make a small investment now and greatly benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri in the future. Simply making Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri the beneficiary of a policy is a revocable gift and provides estate tax advantages. Transferring ownership of an existing policy no longer needed for its original purpose may result in an income tax deduction. Buying a new policy with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri as owner and beneficiary provides other tax benefits, including an income tax deduction for the premiums paid.

If you would like to…

Make a significant future
gift without affecting
your current lifestyle

Then consider a...

Charitable Bequest

You may benefit from...

Retaining control over your
assets during your lifetime and
reducing future estate taxes

If you would like to…

Leave assets to BBBSEMO
and your heirs but not sure
what to leave to whom

Then consider a...
Gift of Retirement Plan Assets

You may benefit from...

Avoiding income and
estate tax on your retirement
plan assets while making
other property available
to pass to your heirs

If you would like to…

Leverage current annual gifts
to make a significant future
impact at BBBSEMO

Then consider a...
Gift of Life Insurance

You may benefit from...

Receiving a possible
income tax deduction now
and creating a substantial
future gift without a large
cash outlay

To learn more about our planned giving program, please contact Kristen Slaughter, Chief Operating Office, at
(314) 361-5900.

Gifts of Stock

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri welcomes gifts of stock. If your stock or mutual fund is held at a bank or in a brokerage account, send a letter of instruction to your broker or banker with a full description of the stocks and your gift's intended purpose.

You must also advise us of your gift by contacting Barbara Jones, Vice President of Finance, when stock is transferred. This is the only way we will know the donor’s name or contact information; otherwise, we only receive the stock name and amount of shares.

Please contact Barbara Jones at bjones@bbbsemo.org or (314)633-0028.

Stocks can be sent electronically using the following transmittal instructions:

Pershing/Securian Account
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri

Account # 6MM344897
DTC # 0443

Contact Name on Account: Kristen Slaughter

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees.  Some companies may even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.  If your company is eligible, we encourage you to request a matching gift form from your employer and send it completed and signed with your gift (or submit it online, if applicable).  We will do the rest.  The impact of your gift to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri, may be doubled or possibly tripled.

For questions related to matching gifts, please contact Barbara Jones, at bjones@bbbsemo.org or (314) 361-5900.

Tax Credits

The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) approves Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri for state tax credits under the Youth Opportunities Program (YOP) and Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP).

To confirm eligibility for tax credits, please contact Heidi Villasenor, Director, at hvillasenor@bbbsemo.org or (314) 361-5900.

NOTE: Gifts from a Donor Advised fund are not eligible for tax credits.