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Ways to Give

Teenager girl Lucy smiles with swim coach and medals and teenage boy Lucas kayaks and holds a medal

We all have the potential to do big things.

But first, we need a starting point. We need an opportunity and the right support to realize what is possible and then set a goal. With a gift to Lakeshore, you provide that opportunity. You provide world-class facilities and programs that make a monumental impact. There are many ways you can give.

Give Online
Make a one-time or recurring online donation quickly and securely through our website. You may also designate where you would like your gift to be directed.

Give a Legacy
Join the Jeff and Melinda Underwood Legacy Society by making a planned gift. Lakeshore has partnered with FreeWill to help you update or start your plans today. This online will-writing resource takes just 20 minutes to use, and helps you create your legal will and establish your legacy with Lakeshore at no immediate cost.  Start your free plans today and kickstart your legacy with Lakeshore.

Give Through your IRA
If you are 70.5 years or older, you may make a charitable gift from your IRA or name Lakeshore as a beneficiary. Contact Leon Ryan at or 205-612-3314 for more information.

Give Your Stocks
FreeWill’s secure online tool can facilitate appreciated stock giving by making it easy for you to fill out the required forms to print and mail, or, if your brokerage permits, donate entirely electronically. Contact Kristen Evans at or 205-313-7482 for more information.

Give Through Amazon Smile
When you select Lakeshore Foundation as your Amazon Smile charity, you allow us to receive 0.5% of your purchase price on any item you purchase through Amazon any time at no additional cost to you.

Learn how Lucy and Lucas got started at Lakeshore. And where they are heading. 

Lucy, a teenage girl of Asian heritage, smiles while wearing 5 medals around her neck.

For Lucy Comer, her start at Lakeshore was in the pool, but it wasn’t the smoothest of entries. “When Lucy started coming to Lakeshore, she was terrified of the water,” said Lucy’s mom, Aimee Comer. Fast forward a few years and now, Lucy spends her weekends competing with friends and her Lakeshore Typhoon teammates at swim meets and is a 5-time Jr. National medalist.

Most importantly, “Lakeshore makes me feel happy. It’s my favorite part of the day,” she says.

Lucas, a teenage boy with light skin and brown hair, kayaks on the lake with his brother

Lucas Kalba’s start at Lakeshore wasn’t alone. He and his family participated in family night activities and Camp Strive, an outdoor recreation family summer camp. Now a huge USA Wheelchair Rugby fan, Lucas is interested in Lakeshore sports and looking to join the swim or wheelchair basketball team.

“Lakeshore makes me feel confident in myself, it makes me feel happy and welcomed. All positive vibes when I come to Lakeshore,” he says.