Ways to Give

Join the Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis Family and support the mission in numerous ways.

Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis is a 100% privately funded 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We rely on the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations to help us open doors of opportunity for our scholars.


Your check can be made out to Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis and mailed to:

Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis
8027 Elinor Avenue
Richmond Heights, Missouri 63117


You can give using a credit card over the phone by calling 314-776-9406.


A gift to Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis in honor of a friend or loved one is a meaningful and lasting way to celebrate their accomplishments, lives, and memory.

Immediately upon receipt of your gift, the honoree or family will be notified in writing. The amount of your gift will not be disclosed. Fill out the online donation form for a tribute gift.

To make a tribute or memorial gift via check, please include:
• The name of the honoree
• The contact information of the party you would like to notify


Consider a long-term commitment to the success of our program. Monthly and quarterly gifts can be set up on your credit card with our online donation form, and annual pledges are gratefully accepted. Contact Jan Wacker for more information on this process.


Create your legacy and help us sustain the mission of Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis! Including Boys Hope Girls Hope St. Louis in your estate planning is a powerful act of philanthropy, one that serves as a testament to your belief in the impact of BHGHSTL Programming. We are honored that you are considering entrusting us with such a personal and important gift to make permanent your legacy.

A variety of gift arrangements allow you to extend your support to BHGHSTL to make a lasting impact. With the help of your financial manager and BHGHSTL we can help you find a charitable gift plan that provides for you and your family while supporting the Boys Hope Girls Hope Program.

Please consider giving to Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis through your will, trust, IRA, or life insurance policy. This is an effective way to both positively impact future generations of children and to assist in lowering or eliminating the estate tax burden on your heirs.

You can use the following assets to fund a bequest:

  • Cash
  • Closely Held stock
  • Appreciated Securities

The SECURE 2.0 Act is now law. The legislation provides a slate of changes that could help strengthen the retirement system and may affect your saving and your giving. They may even make it easier for you to make a difference at organizations you care about.

Some important things Secure 2.0 does that involve charitable giving:

1. Increases the required minimum distribution (RMD) age
Secure 2.0 increases the age retirees must begin taking taxable withdrawals to 73 in 2023 and 75 by 2033, up from the previous 72. It does not, however, increase the age an IRA owner can make a qualified charitable distribution. That age remains at 70½.

How does this affect me?
Simply put, the extension of the RMD age gives you more time to save. You will enjoy additional tax-free growth. It also can be significant if you do not want to begin withdrawing retirement funds during an unsettled economic climate, giving you more time for your stock portfolio to recover.

2. Adjusts for inflation the $100,000 annual limit on direct gifts to qualified charities from your IRA
Are you 70½ or older? If so, you may know about a popular gift option that allows you to make a gift directly from your IRA to a qualified charity without paying income taxes on the distribution. Historically, the amount you could give was capped at $100,000 per year. This figure will now be adjusted annually for inflation beginning in 2024.

How does this affect me?
This allows you to not only increase your giving but also ensure your giving keeps pace with inflation. And you can make an impact—and see that impact—now rather than after your lifetime.

3. Allows for a distribution from your IRA to fund a life-income gift
If you are 70½ or older, you can make a one-time election for a qualified charitable distribution of up to $50,000 (without being taxed) from your IRA to fund a life-income gift such as a charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder unitrust or charitable remainder annuity trust.

How does this affect me?
These types of life-income gifts allow you to make a gift to a qualified charitable organization and receive lifetime payments to boost your retirement income, or provide a lifetime payment for you or your spouse.

To get started, contact Jan Wacker at 314.776.9406 with your Planned Giving questions.


Your gift of appreciated stock and other securities can help relieve you from long-term capital-gains taxes, and it is deductible at the full fair market value on the date given.


We accept gifts-in-kind that can be used in our programs or sold to generate revenue. Examples include food, furnishings, computers, linens, cars, real estate, and school or office supplies.

To learn more about our current needs or any of these giving options, please contact Development Director Jan Wacker or call the office at 314-776-9406.