White Pines Society

The White Pines Society recognizes and honors individuals who make provisions in their estate for a gift to Belknap. A planned gift demonstrates lifelong support of Belknap’s mission and enables Camp to continue its rich tradition of making good boys better.

As a member you will help shape the future for generations of campers and leaders. Planned gifts can be made through a bequest or by naming Belknap as a beneficiary of part or all of a retirement asset. Bequests may help fulfill your philanthropic goals without relinquishing current assets and may provide tax relief for you or your heirs.

Joining the White Pines Society acknowledges your commitment to Camp’s mission and encourages others to take the meaningful step of helping Belknap.

Planned Giving Options

Unless otherwise requested by the donor, planned gifts are directed to the camp’s unrestricted endowment funds. Gifts to Camp Belknap may be dedicated (restricted) for certain purposed according to the donor’s wishes, as long as they fit the needs and mission of Belknap.

Name Belknap as Beneficiary

Retirement Plans

You may name Camp Belknap as a beneficiary of your IRA or other qualified retirement benefits. Naming Belknap as the beneficiary of a retirement asset, such as a 401 (k), 403 (b), IRA, Keogh or profit-sharing pension plan, will support the Camp’s mission and may help you realize significant tax savings. It can be costly to pass such assets on to heirs because of weighty tax consequences. By naming Camp Belknap as a beneficiary, the donor maintains control over the asset while living, but at the donor’s death the plan transfers to Belknap free of estate and income taxes.

Making a charitable gift from your retirement plan is easy and should not require attorney fees. Simply request a change of beneficiary form from you plan administrator and contact the Belknap Office for further instruction.

Donate Life Insurance

You may donate gifts of life insurance to Camp Belknap, another good way to make a gift to a charitable organization without incurring a large expense. You may consider giving either a paid-up policy or a policy to which you are still making premium payments. In both cases, you may qualify for a charitable deduction while helping secure Belknap’s future for generations of boys.

Gifts of Real Estate or Personal Property

A gift of real estate to a charitable organization is a meaningful, unique gift and may help reduce capital gains tax and/or realize a tax deduction. Real estate can be given in different ways: giving the property outright, bequeathing the property, transferring the property into a charitable remainder trust, or establishing a retained life estate, in which you donate your residence or vacation property but reserve its use throughout your life and/or the life of a beneficiary.

If you would like more information or have already made provision for Belknap in your estate planning, please contact Seth or Stephanie Kassels at 603-569-3475 or Geoff Masland at alumni@campbelknap.org.