Support Bay View in Many Ways

Your support of Bay View provides enrichment opportunities for all who visit and participate in the many activities in Bay View. Whether through the performing arts, recreation activities, education classes and lectures, or a spiritual journey, you can help build upon the rich history that makes Bay View such a unique place.

It’s simple to make your contribution, and there are many opportunities available such as our Annual Fund, which help to maintain Bay View’s historic facilities and support its operations. To make a gift to the annual fund you can follow the “Make A Donation” button below, or print and mail in the card found here.

Questions? Please contact our Development Office at or 231-347-6225.

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Other Ways to Give

Charitable Gift Annuity
This gift benefits Bay View Association and provides an income to you for the remainder of your life with significant tax advantages. A charitable gift annuity is a contract between Bay View and you, the donor.

Deferred Gift Annuities
This gift annuity is a variation of a charitable gift annuity. Like a charitable gift annuity, you establish a contract between Bay View and you. Bay View is obligated to pay a fixed amount of income for your lifetime. However, the payment of a lifetime is deferred (begins in the future at least one year after the gift is made.) At the time of death Bay View has use of the principal.

Life Insurance
You may give a bequest of life insurance in a lump sum payment upon the death of the insured or an outright gift of a life insurance policy to Bay View. You should name Bay View as owner and beneficiary of the policy.

Real Estate
You may give Bay View a gift of real estate if ownership is identified, established and title is provided. Property can be commercial, industrial, farm or vacant land. A real estate gift to Bay View is governed by the law of the state in which it is located.

You may choose to give securities to Bay View that include publicly traded stocks and/or mutual funds. Bay View encourages broker-handled electronic funds only. Due to excessive paperwork, stock certificates are not accepted.

In order to transfer stock, first notify Bay View of your intent by completing the Stock Donation Transfer Information Form. Then contact your broker with the following information for Bay View’s account at Raymond James:

Raymond James
Attn: David Farley
DTC Number: 0725
Account Name: The Bay View Association (Tax ID Number: 38-0333680)
Account Number: 35548682
Phone Number: (231) 347-3961

Tangible Personal Property
You may choose to give tangible personal property such as; art work, jewelry, automobile, etc. to Bay View. Personal property is sold and the value of the gift goes directly to the Bay View Association.

You may give cash as an unrestricted gift or designate the use of your cash gift to the Bay View Association.

Assets allow a donor to make a bequest to the Bay View Association. Make your bequest to Bay View through your will in addition to creating a revocable trust.

The Will
Assets allow for a donor to make a charitable gift to Bay View through an estate. A will must go through probate.

Endowed Gift
A named endowed fund at Bay View of $10,000 offers you an opportunity to pay lasting tribute to a loved one or to honor a person who is living. Your gift may be used to support any program or activity that you designate.

Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust
This method of giving provides income to you and beneficiaries. However, upon the death of beneficiaries or the termination of the trust term, the remainder of the charitable annuity is transferred to benefit Bay View. Charitable remainder trusts are established for life or lives of designated individuals for a period not exceeding 20 years.

Revocable Trust
This trust is established in the donor’s lifetime. This allows you to add assets that will increase in value over time for Bay View. You may revoke or amend all parts of the trust. Avoid probate by placing your assets in a trust, rather than under a will.

Irrevocable Trust
In this trust the donor transfers property irrevocably to Bay View, placing the assets outside of the donor’s control. An irrevocable trust is fully taxable on income produced by the trust. The income earned or capital gains produced are taxed to the trust (beneficiaries) and not to the donor. Such trusts are treated as separate entities for tax purposes.

When talking with your financial advisor, ask about giving a % of the value of your estate rather than a given sum of money. Chances are that the value of your estate is going to increase over time. If you specify a lump sum to be given, that amount may be less at the time of your passing than if it was a percentage of your estate’s value.

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When you #StartWithaSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of your purchase price to Bay View Association.

Setting up Amazon Smile is simple.   Visit on your web browser.

  1. Type “Bay View Association of the United Methodist Church” into the search bar below “Start by picking your charity” and click the yellow search button.
  2. Bay View Association of the United Methodist Church will pop up on your screen, hit the grey select button to the right of it.
  3. Check the box that states “Yes, I understand that I must always start at to support Bay View Association of the United Methodist Church.”
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