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Support Sunshine Camp

Many children with disabilities in our community have a simple wish: they want a place where they can have fun and just be a kid. Rochester Rotary Sunshine Camp gives them this opportunity, every summer. And it gives their parents a much-needed break and the joy of knowing their children will have the time of their lives playing with other kids.

Please consider making a gift to the Sunshine Camp that will help these children discover their unique abilities and give them a camping experience they simply cannot get anywhere else.

To pay by check please make checks payable to Rochester Rotary Sunshine Camp and mail to 180 Linden Oaks, Suite 200, Rochester, NY 14625 (administrative offices).

Events

Rochester Rotary has several fundraising events throughout the year. By supporting an event, you help strengthen our service projects with your individual or corporate support and you have fun doing it!  Our more popular events include Sunshine Valentine, Sunshine Camp Golf Invitational, Construction for Sunshine Kids Reception, Trail Mix 5k + 10K, and the RPO Holiday Gala Pops. For upcoming fundraising events, please check our events calendar and the Social Activities section.

United Way

As you consider your support for the United Way of Greater Rochester, think about designating all or a portion of your gift to Rochester Rotary Sunshine Camp by selecting the donor option method. The Sunshine Camp is Donor Option #1098.

Sunshine Camp Wish List

The camp is in need of several items to continue to make the camping experience a special one (see below). Please contact Sunshine Camp Director Brandi Koch (brandi@rochesterrotary.org or 585.533.2080 x103) if you are interested in donating an item or if you have questions about an item.

Amazon Smile – donate while you shop!

Amazon has made donating easy. Visit https://smile.amazon.com/ch/16-0778060 and click start shopping – it’s that easy, now .5% of all eligible purchases will be donated to the Sunshine Camp!

Host a Third-Party Event

Events can be in all different shapes and forms –  from lemonade stands to golf tournaments; we even have a camper family that started an annual bike ride to support the Camp!

If you are interested in hosting an event to support the Sunshine Camp please contact Heather Rossi, Development Director at heather@rochesterrotary.org or 585.546.7435 x203.

Leave a little sunshine- Legacy Planning

You can be an important part of the next century of serving city youth and people with disabilities by including a gift to Rochester Rotary Charitable Trusts, Inc. in your estate plan. Your legacy gift will enable more children to discover their unique abilities and give them incredible memories that will last a lifetime.

Your gift will be carefully stewarded to provide funding for the programs you know and love year after year.

Bequest (gift from a will or trust)

Including us in your will or estate plan is one of the most meaningful ways to solidify your legacy. Gifts through a will are flexible, they can be changed as an individuals’ circumstances change in life. A bequest can be set for a specific dollar amount or for a percentage of a donor’s estate.

Contact your attorney to make an amendment to your will.

Endow a Sunshine Camper

Each summer 220 campers are welcomed to the Sunshine Camp program free of charge to their families. For a gift of $15,000, or more, you can endow a Sunshine camper. Camper families will be made aware of the individual/family/company that has supported their camp experiences unless requested otherwise by donor.

Your gift can be immediate or in a bequest. Contact Heather Rossi, Development Director, at 585.546.7435 x203 or heather@rochesterrotary.org to discuss an endowment.

Other ways to leave a little sunshine in your estate planning

CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITIES

A charitable gift annuity can provide you with fixed income payments for life and a possible partial tax deduction. After death, the remainder value is a charitable gift to the Rochester Rotary.

LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES

You can designate Rochester Rotary as the beneficiary for an amount or percentage of your life insurance policy death benefit.

RETIREMENT PLANS AND IRAS

Retirement funds paid to your children at your passing can get hit with heavy income and estate taxes but are tax-free to a charity. If you are considering a gift to the Rochester Rotary after your passing, it is usually better to leave taxable assets (retirement plans and IRAs) to a charity and give nontaxable assets (such as stocks and real estate) to your loved ones.

Legacy Planning Information

Sunshine Society

Established in 1999, the Sunshine Society promotes and recognizes bequests and other planned estate gifts to the Rochester Rotary. Your legacy gift will support our Club’s mission to help our neighbors in need, especially children with disabilities and city youth.

 

The Sunshine Society is always growing. You can create a personal legacy to ensure that Rotary’s good work continues by including a gift to Rochester Rotary in your estate plans. Becoming a member encourages others to consider Rochester Rotary in their estate planning.

 

To notify us that you’ve left a legacy gift to Rochester Rotary please contact Heather Rossi, Director of Development, at 585.546.7435 x203 or heather@rochesterrotary.org.

The Rochester Rotary Charitable Trust, Inc. is an Internal Revenue Service 501 (c ) (3) organization. All contributions are charitable tax deductions. A copy of the current financial statements and registration may be obtained by contacting the Rochester Rotary Charitable Trust, Inc. or the Office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.