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Ways to Give

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Other Ways to Give:

Matching Gift

Many companies participate in a matching gift program that can increase the value of your gift. Some will also match charitable contributions given by retirees and spouses. Check here to see if your company participates in this program. If so, ask your employer how to apply for this benefit.

Third-Party Event

This type of fundraising event is hosted by an individual, business, organization, school or community group to benefit Camp Ondessonk.  It is planned and executed independently from Camp and can be as easy as a car wash or bake sale, or as extensive as a golf tournament or trivia night.  Proceeds from the event are then given to Camp to use where needed most. If you would like to help Camp sustain and enhance programs, and involve family, friends, school or church to help raise money for Camp, click here for more details of how you can be an important contributor through a third-party event.

Donate Your Time

There are other ways to give to Camp Ondessonk in addition to financial gifts. The knowledge and connections that our friends and donors hold, offers an important resource to Camp. By donating your time to be a summer camp or project volunteer, or a Camp ambassador, you can make a lasting impact on Camp’s mission and every day needs.  Click here to learn more.

AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when shopping on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charity of your choice. When visiting AmazonSmile.com and typing in “Camp Ondessonk” as the charitable organization to support, any donation from your eligible Amazon purchases will be sent directly to Camp. Just imagine the impact this will have if every camper family, staff, and volunteer designates Camp Ondessonk to receive this 0.5% donation when purchasing from AmazonSmile!

Support Scholarship

At summer camp, when children make new friends, explore the world around them, and learn that “I can” is much more powerful than “I can’t”, magic happens. In an environment created just for them, children learn real-life skills, develop self-esteem, and gain a sense of independence and community. Whether children are playing, exploring nature, conquering new heights, or becoming part of a camp family, they are creating memories that will last a lifetime. 

Learn more about scholarships here or make a gift today.

To contact Camp’s Development Director, call 618.695.2489 x114 or email whitney.strang@ondessonk.com.


Outright Gift

There are three ways to make an Outright Gift today:

Camp Ondessonk
3760 Ondessonk Road
Ozark, IL 62972

  • by calling 618-695-2489 to make a gift with your credit card.

To request a gift for Camp Ondessonk from your donor advised fund, please contact your financial advisor and provide them with the following information along with your gift designation.

Camp Ondessonk Tax ID:

27-2282184

Mailing Address:

3760 Ondessonk Road
Ozark, IL 62972

For more information, contact Whitney Strang, Director of Development at 618-695-2489 x114 or whitney.strang@ondessonk.com.

Memorial or Tribute

Your Memorial or Tribute gifts remember or honor loved ones or friends, and is an excellent expression of thoughtfulness and caring. A Memorial or Tribute gift to Camp Ondessonk is a wonderful way to remember someone’s life; celebrate a relative’s or friend’s birthday or anniversary; or other special occasion. A notification about your gift to Camp Ondessonk remembering or honoring a loved one or friend will be sent to the immediate family of the deceased, or to the recipient in the case of a tribute. Memorials and Tributes are recognized in the annual Stewardship Report. Click here to make a Memorial or Tribute gift now.

Non-Cash Gift

Non-Cash gifts can include items such as appreciate assets (stocks, bonds, or mutual funds), real estate, personal property, and other items that may be used to support Camp Ondessonk’s mission.  These types of gifts require additional paperwork, review and approvals.*  Therefore, please contact your financial advisor as well as Dan King, Executive Director of Camp Ondessonk, at dan.king@ondessonk.com or 618-695-2489, when considering these types of gifts.

*PLEASE NOTE: The Internal Revenue Service treats non-cash contributions differently than gifts of cash. Non-cash contributions of $500 or more are reported on the IRS form 8283. In addition, non-cash contributions may require more documentation, especially if the value of all “like” non-cash contributions given in a year to any charitable organizations exceeds $5,000 ($10,000 for gifts of stock). For non-cash contributions at this level, the IRS requires the donors to include qualified, written appraisals with their tax returns. Copies of an appraisal or receipt help Camp Ondessonk determine the value of the non-cash contribution and may be included in a donor’s giving record at Camp Ondessonk.

Planned Gift

You can provide financial support to Camp Ondessonk during your lifetime and even beyond through thoughtful estate planning.  Many planned gifts are arranged in a will or trust that go into effect after one’s death.  There are flexible and convenient ways that will help you maximize your charitable gifts.  Planned gifts come in many forms:

  • Bequests
  • Life income gifts
  • Life insurance
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Charitable IRA rollovers
  • Other options

These planned gifts may be created through gifts that include cash, securities, real estate and/or other items. Planned gifts may be unrestricted or restricted, and may provide benefits to the donor, their family, and to Camp Ondessonk.

Bequests are usually revocable, simple to implement and easy to change. The bequest provision in your will or living trust should specify an amount or percentage of your estate to be transferred to Camp Ondessonk as beneficiary. You may designate your bequest as unrestricted or restrict it to scholarship, capital project, or a specific program. Please refer to this sample letter as needed.

Life income gifts offer benefits to the individual and to Camp Ondessonk by providing current income to the donor and future funding for a designated project at Camp. Life income gifts include charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts and others.

Life insurance may be given as a paid-up policy or by designating Camp Ondessonk as a beneficiary of an existing policy.

Charitable IRA rollover distribution to a non-profit organization is allowed by the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 which allows individuals who are 70 1/2 or older to transfer up to $100,000 ($200,000 per couple) of their IRA to a charity of their choice (subject to certain limitations). Individuals should consult their tax advisor for the numerous benefits of this option.

While Camp Ondessonk does not provide legal or tax counsel, we will provide assistance to attorneys and tax advisors as they work with their clients.

In-Kind Gift

Items such as supplies, equipment, or program materials can be donated to Camp Ondessonk to help with everyday expenses.  These non-monetary gifts are another way you can make a direct impact at Camp.*  Contact Whitney Strang, Director of Development, at 618-695-2489 x114 or whitney.strang@ondessonk.com for more information.

*PLEASE NOTE: The Internal Revenue Service treats non-cash contributions differently than gifts of cash. Non-cash contributions of $500 or more are reported on the IRS form 8283. In addition, non-cash contributions may require more documentation, especially if the value of all “like” non-cash contributions given in a year to any charitable organizations exceeds $5,000 ($10,000 for gifts of stock). For non-cash contributions at this level, the IRS requires the donors to include qualified, written appraisals with their tax returns. Copies of an appraisal or receipt help Camp Ondessonk determine the value of the non-cash contribution and may be included on a donor’s giving record at Camp Ondessonk.

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