You can make a difference

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County would not be possible without donations from the generous individuals, businesses, organizations, and foundations in our community.

Donation FAQ

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County is a non-profit organization pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Your donation to BGCDC programs and operations may qualify for an income tax deduction in accordance with Federal and/or State income tax laws.  Gifts to individuals or pass-through entities are not considered BGCDC programs or operations.
Please consult with your tax advisor to determine whether your donation is tax deductible in whole or in part. Nothing in this communication is intended to constitute legal or tax advice.

Donor Policy Guidelines

Other Ways To Donate

Donate by Mail

Please make all checks payable to Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County and send to:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County
Attn: Development Office
5215 Verona Road
Fitchburg, WI 53711

Corporate Giving

The kindness and support of local corporations and organizations are vital to the operation of Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County. There are a variety of ways businesses can offer their support, whether it be monetary, in-kind, or through employer matching.

We are open to any level of support your corporation is able and willing to give to assist us in providing safe spaces, daily meals, and quality programs to the youth in our community.

For more information, please contact Laura Ford-Harris at

Employer Matching

Many businesses across the world encourage employees to give back to their communities through employer matching. Employer matching means that businesses pledge to match contributions made by their employees to a local charity of their choice, thereby doubling the original contribution.

Get your donation to go the extra mile. Check with your employer to see if they offer employer matching today.


Taxpayers that are age 70 ½ or older may use distributions from an IRA directly to a charitable organization. The distribution if sent directly from the IRA trustee to the charitable organization is not included in the taxpayers gross income. Furthermore, The distribution also qualifies for the required minimum distribution.

It is generally a benefit of a taxpayer when making a charitable gift to be made in long-term appreciated stock (a long-term capital asset) if it is worth more than the basis. Generally the taxpayer can then deduct the fair market value of the stock without tax on the appreciation.

In-Kind Giving

In-kind giving simply means donating goods and services instead of donating money directly. Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County accepts and appreciates many forms of in-kind giving.

Silent Auctions

Every year, Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County organizes a number of special event silent auctions to which many sponsors choose to donate items or services. Check out our special events for more information or contact Laura Ford-Harris at

Wish List

Our Wish List is another opportunity for in-kind giving. We pride ourselves on the top-notch condition of our Dane County Clubs, and that means we are in constant need of supplies. The items we need to maintain and improve our institutions make up what we call our wish list,

  • Boys and Girls Clothing – Sizes 4-18
    • Short and long sleeve shirts
    • Shorts and pants
    • Coats
    • Winter gear (hats, gloves, snow pants, etc.)
    • Swimsuits
    • Socks
    • Underwear
  • Art supplies
    • Markers and colored pencils
    • Paper (construction, drawing, origami, poster, wax, tissue)
    • Tempera paint & paint brushes
    • Glue (bottles and sticks)
    • Pearler beads and shape molds
    • Beads
    • Gimp
    • Felt
    • Foam shapes
    • Embroidery floss
    • Stickers
  • Games
    • Uno, Mancala, Playing Cards, Dominos, Checkers, Chess, Connect-4, Monopoly Jr., Phase-10, Skip-Bo, Go Fish, Legos, etc.
  • Washing Machine & Dryer