Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County offers positive alternatives to children who may be surrounded by negative influences, showing them how to live successful and productive lives. Since 1972, our Clubs have provided safe havens for young people by offering quality programs and critically important relationships with nurturing and reliable adults.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County gives our members, ages 6 to 18, access to dedicated, trained professionals who can provide guidance in adopting healthy lifestyles and pursuing educational objectives. Most importantly, our Clubs equip young people with skills they need to resolve conflicts peacefully, improve relationships within every aspect of their day-to-day lives and function as responsible citizens.

Your support through a planned gift will ensure that future generations of our children will have the opportunity to live successful lives in a safe, positive, and caring environment.



Planned Giving allows investors to make long-range plans for how they wish to support programs that touch their hearts while providing for their estate-planning needs.  There are many ways to make a planned gift including:

  • A Bequest
  • A Will or Living Trust
  • A Beneficiary Designations
  • A Life Insurance Policy
  • A Gift of Retirement
  • Charitable Gift Annuities


Contact our Foundation for more information, or talk to your Financial Advisor regarding your future philanthropic planning. Also, visit Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s website which gives great information on planned giving questions you may have.

Click here: bgcagift.org



Read why one of our supporters donates through planned giving

“I never (almost) buy lottery tickets.  However, as with many of us, when the Powerball exceeded 500 million recently, I bought tickets. I told my wife that if I win the first thing I will do is to build the Boys & Girls Clubs a humongous facility on 100 acres.  This Club will have gyms, study rooms, play rooms, horses, etc.  rivaling any facility in the nation.

I didn’t win unfortunately, but why would I say that?

Simply put, I don’t believe there are many, if any, organizations where your money accomplishes so much going forward. Boys & Girls Clubs make real and concrete differences in the lives of young people. That’s it in a nutshell.

We are fortunate to have a Boys & Girls Clubs organization in Porter County.  I encourage you to open your wallets or add the Club to your will. It is money well spent.”

Jay Costas



What is the Heritage Club?

The Heritage Club is an association of friends of Boys & Girls Clubs of America from all across the county. Like you, these individuals seek to ensure that the future needs of our nation’s youth are met by including Boys & Girls Clubs in their estate plans. This planning might include a will, charitable gift annuity, a trust arrangement, a real estate gift, or a life insurance policy.

By joining the Heritage Club, you, as a member will receive:

  • Regular publications that will keep you informed on how your commitment is helping to change young lives in Porter County.
  • A welcome letter and The Heritage Club lapel pin that indicates your leadership in the mission to guarantee a great future for our nation’s youth.
  • National recognition in the Heritage Club Annual Report.



Joining The Heritage Club is easy! Simply communicate your intentions by printing, signing, and returning the enrollment form. For more information, download Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s The Heritage Club brochure. For assistance, you may request that a Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Foundation Board members contact you to discuss your specific needs and opportunities by contacting Chuck Leer.


Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Foundation Board:

  • James Lewis, Foundation Chair
  • Barth Anderson
  • Pam Burrus
  • Dena Hein
  • Brad Koeppen
  • Larry Moore
  • Danielle Oeding
  • Linda Rodenbarger
  • Tim Scannell
  • Charles Leer, Executive Director
  • Ryan Smiley, President of Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County



For more information about planned giving and the benefits available to you, or to enroll in the Heritage Clubs, please contact:

Chuck Leer, Executive Director
Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter Co. Foundation.


Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter Co. Foundation
P. O. Box 254
Valparaiso,  IN  46384
Attn:  Chuck Leer

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