Ways To Give

The Belton Educational Foundation is a nonprofit organization solely funded through the generosity of the Belton community, local businesses and alumni. The Belton Educational Foundation utilizes these donations to enhance the educational experiences available to students of the Belton School District. Please consider making a donation today or working with your financial advisor to create a legacy gift and become a member of our Legacy of Believers Giving Circle.

Gifts may be sent to:

Belton Educational Foundation
110 W. Walnut
Belton, MO 64012
EIN # 43-1942967

Please contact Sonja Abdelgawad, Executive Director, if you have any questions at (816) 348-1151 or at sabdelgawad@bsd124.org.

Thank you, 2021 Pirate Foundation Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor – Downtown Belton Main Street, Inc.

Gold Sponsor – ACI Boland Architects

Silver Sponsor – DS Bus Lines, Inc.      McCownGordon Construction         Stifel           Max Motors Dealerships

Bronze Sponsor – Country Club Bank            Fletcher’s Forms         Pearce Photographics     Roadside Bar and Grill

Friends Sponsor – Cosentino’s Price Chopper       Heartland Electric Corporation      Johnson Farms Plants & Pumpkins        M&M Management/McDonald’s        R-G Federal Credit Union

Pirate Foundation Sponsor

We invite you to become a Pirate Foundation Sponsor and help support our mission to enhance the learning opportunities of all students in the Belton School District. Through our program, we can recognize and celebrate those who help through their generous contributions and support our mission to provide innovative programs through teacher grants, student scholarships, new teacher gifts, nutrition programs and more!

 Sponsors will receive recognition on our website, within the Belton School District website, and highlighted via social media (1,800 followers), and in Foundation electronic newsletters (1,300 readers) throughout 2021. 

Platinum Sponsorship – $10,000

Click here to become a Platinum Sponsor.

◈ Recognition on Belton Educational Foundation website (logo and link)

◈ Recognition within Belton School District website (logo)

◈ Sponsorship highlighted via social media and in Foundation electronic newsletter

◈ Visibility on 2021 event marketing materials (for all in person or virtual events)

◈ Ten tickets to one event or five tickets to two events

◈ Networking lunch with Executive Director,  Foundation Board President and/or Vice President

◈ Invitation to Surprise Teacher Grant Award School Visits

◈ Opportunity to share marketing giveaway item at one event

◈ Recognition in all school staff lounges for one week during 2021

Gold Sponsorship – $5,000 

Click here to become a Gold Sponsor.

◈ Recognition on Belton Educational Foundation website (logo and link)

◈ Recognition within Belton School District website (logo)

◈ Sponsorship highlighted via social media and in Foundation electronic newsletter

◈ Visibility on 2021 event marketing materials (for all in person or virtual events)

◈ Six tickets to one event or three tickets to two events

◈ Networking lunch with Executive Director,  Foundation Board President and/or Vice President

◈ Invitation to Surprise Teacher Grant Award School Visits

Silver Sponsorship – $2,500 

Click here to become a Silver Sponsor.

◈ Recognition on Belton Educational Foundation website (logo)

◈ Recognition within  Belton School District website (logo)

◈ Sponsorship highlighted via social media and in Foundation’s electronic newsletter

◈ Visibility on 2021 event marketing materials (for all in person or virtual events)

◈ Four tickets to one event or two tickets to two events

Bronze Sponsorship – $1,000 

Click here to become a Bronze Sponsor.

 Recognition on Belton Educational Foundation website

◈ Recognition within Belton School District website (logo)

◈Your sponsorship highlighted via social media and in Foundation’s electronic newsletter

◈ Visibility on 2021 event marketing materials (for all in person or virtual events)

◈ Two tickets to one event

Friends Sponsorship – $500

Click here to become a Friends Sponsor.

 ◈ Name on Belton Educational Foundation website

 ◈ Name within Belton School District website

◈ Sponsorship highlighted via social media and in Foundation’s electronic newsletter

◈ Visibility on 2021 event marketing materials (for all in person or virtual events)

Planned and Legacy Giving

Planned Gifts

Oftentimes through a planned gift, or by including the Belton Educational Foundation in your will, you are able to make a gift that will have a more substantial impact.  There are many options available in terms of planned giving; you may choose to give to the Foundation with gifts of property, appreciated stock and retirement plans, including 401ks, IRAs and pension plans.  In many cases, there can be great tax advantages in these types of giving, allowing you to make a greater contribution to help students achieve their full potential.

Gifts through a Bequest

Gifts through bequests are common forms of legacy giving.  You may choose to leave a specific dollar amount to the Foundation or a percentage of your estate. Oftentimes, this type of gift can reduce your estate taxes.  If you already have a will, updating it is as simple as adding a one or two page document to your will called a codicil.

Sample legal language for a bequest: I give, devise and bequeath to Belton Educational Foundation, TIN#43-1942967, a Missouri nonprofit, (one of the following) ___ percent of my estate, the sum of ____, or the residue of my estate.

Gifts of Life Insurance

Maybe you own an existing life insurance policy with a payment that you would no longer like to carry. If this policy has a cash value, you can make the Belton Educational Foundation both the owner and beneficiary and receive a tax deduction for the cash surrender value of the policy.  You can also make the Belton Educational Foundation the beneficiary or one of the beneficiaries of an existing or new policy that you purchase and make payments on.

If you plan on leaving a legacy gift for the Belton Educational Foundation, please let us know so we can celebrate with you and assist you in planning how your gift can make the most impact.

For further information or to notify us of your intent, please contact Sonja Abdelgawad, Executive Director at (816) 348-1151 or at sabdelgawad@bsd124.org.

Types of Giving

Designated or Undesignated Giving

You can give your gift to any specific program of the Foundation or leave it undesignated and we will use it in our greatest area of need.

Honor/Memorial Giving

You can make a gift in honor or in memory of someone.  If you provide the name of an individual to notify of your gift, we will let them know that you have made a gift in honor/memory of the individual you designated.

Sponsorship

We have sponsorship options available each year.  Sponsorship benefits vary per sponsor level.  Contact our office for further information.

Organization Partnerships

The Belton Educational Foundation is always looking to establish new partnerships that benefit our students.  If you or your organization have an idea or would like to learn about our current programs and how you can help increase their impact, please contact us.

Endowing a Program or Scholarship

The Belton Educational Foundation is continually pursuing philanthropy through endowments.  These gifts can be designated to ensure perpetuity of a specific program or scholarship.  Naming opportunities are available for endowment gifts that meet certain criteria.  Please contact our office for further details.

Employee Giving

If you work for the Belton School District, then supporting the Belton Educational Foundation has never been easier! Use this payroll deduction form (also available from the Belton Educational Foundation Office) to have your support to the Foundation done automatically.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Corporate matching gifts are a type of philanthropy in which companies financially match the donations that their employees make.  The employee requests the matching gift from their employer, who then makes their own donation. Check with your employer to see if your gift can be matched.

Forms of Monetary Gifts Accepted

There are many ways to give to the Belton Educational Foundation.  We accept checks, cash, money orders, or you can make a gift online through Paypal.  You can also contact us to learn how to make a gift of appreciated stock, saving you tax dollars and increasing impact.

Gifts can be mailed to:
Belton Educational Foundation
110 W. Walnut
Belton, MO 64012

You can make an online gift by using the “Donate Now” button below.

For questions or further information contact Sonja Abdelgawad at (816) 348-1151 or by email at sabdelgawad@bsd124.org.

Online Donations

Thank you for your interest in donating to the Belton Educational Foundation. If you would like to make a gift online, please click the Donate Now button. This will allow you to make a secure donation utilizing all major credit cards.

Fundraisers

Grocery Grab

Participate in our Grocery Grab Fundraiser held each fall by purchasing Grocery Grab $5 coupons (each coupon provides $5 off a $50 grocery purchase) and a chance to win a five-minute shopping spree at Cosentino’s Price Chopper in Belton or $100 Cosentino’s Price Chopper gift card. Each fall, coupons can be purchased online or through the Belton Educational Foundation Office for a specific time frame.  All proceeds benefit the Belton Educational Foundation. 

 

Major Saver Card

Participate in our Major Saver Fundraiser held each spring by purchasing a Major Saver card (cost $15) that provides discounts and deals at area restaurants and retailers. Major Saver cards can be purchased online at MajorSaver.com/cards, from Belton elementary school students, and through the Belton Educational Foundation Office for a specific time frame during the spring. A portion of the proceeds benefit Belton elementary schools and the Belton Educational Foundation. After purchasing your card, you can also access thousands of reusable offers on Major Saver’s free new app by downloading at the App Store or Google Play. You can also purchase discount cards for cities in thess states: (Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Texas).  These purchases will also benefit Belton schools and the Belton Educational Foundation.  Purchase cards for multiple locations and save even more!

 

CaringCent 

Participate in CaringCent by choosing the Belton Educational Foundation in Belton, Missouri, and every time you make a purchase on your registered debit or credit card, the amount is rounded up to the nearest dollar and the change donated directly to The Belton Educational Foundation! (Choose Belton Educational Foundation in MO.) Sign up at: donate.caringcent.com.                            

Become a “Fun-Raiser” for the Foundation

Hold a fundraiser at your work location or with your organization. Host a Jeans for a Day, chili cook-off lunch, best dessert contest, lunch box auction, breakfast bakery cart, Pirate Pantry food drive or other fun activities to support the Belton Educational Foundation.

 

AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile donates to Belton Educational Foundation at no cost to you! Be sure to choose Belton Educational Foundation (Belton, MO) as your selected charity first before you start your shopping at smile.amazon.com. It’s as easy as that! We appreciate your support! Watch this video to learn how to select Belton Educational Foundation as your charity when you shop on AmazonSmile.

Make purchases with AmazonSmile – Amazon gives to the Belton Educational Foundation 

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Belton Educational Foundation every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Foundation!

Get started with these easy steps.  Watch this video to learn what to do, then:

1.) Visit smile.amazon.com. It’s just like shopping on amazon.com.

2.) Sign in. Simply use your existing Amazon credentials. If you don’t have an account, you can create a new one.

3.) Select Belton Educational Foundation (Belton, MO) as your charity. Just type “Belton Educational Foundation” in the search bar. Look for the one that says Belton, MO and click on Select.

4.) Start shopping! After you’ve chosen your charity, your shopping experience will be the same as it is on the Amazon website. And there’s no extra cost for you at checkout! Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the price of your eligible purchase to the Belton Educational Foundation.

5.) Bookmark smile.amazon.com so that each time you go to shop Amazon, you can be sure that each purchase is contributing to our mission.

6.) Spread the word! Once you’ve checked out, Amazon makes it easy to spread the news with your friends and family by giving you an option to share on Facebook and Twitter. Please be sure to let everyone know you’ve supported the Belton Educational Foundation by including the #StartWithASmile hashtag.

Sign up here for AmazonSmile and start shopping