Ways to Give

Eve Bowen and her family pose with a cardboard astronaut at Camp Strive.

All in the Family.

Lakeshore is all about family, especially for the Bowens. Andrew and Erica Bowen, and their six children, moved to Birmingham from Phoenix, Arizona about four years ago. While they only intended to stay for a brief stint, their daughter, Eve’s, involvement at Lakeshore became the driving force keeping the family in Alabama.

It was at Lakeshore where Eve joined the Sharks prep wheelchair basketball team, discovered a community of friends and an endless list of goals she can set. It was at Camp Strive where the whole family got to play together at the lake, Eve learned to sit ski, and new relationships were formed with dozens of families. It was in the Aquatics Center where Eve’s older sister received mentorship from Lakeshore staff to help her develop her professional lifeguarding skills.

Lakeshore has not only provided an opportunity for Eve to flourish, each member of the Bowen family has found a place where they belong. They have a place to be active; a place to create long-lasting friendships; a place to call home.

Lakeshore provides the same space for so many individuals and families. It’s where veterans learn new ways to pursue active, healthy lifestyles; teens test their limits in barrier-free environments; and adults improve their balance and strength in inclusive classes. None of these opportunities would be possible without your generous gifts and support.

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 from your Donor-Advised Fund
Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) are investment accounts for the sole purpose of supporting your favorite charities. If you have a DAF, you can use FreeWill’s DAF tool to recommend a grant today. FreeWill’s DAF tool allows you to complete this process in a simple, secure platform where most donors complete their gift in as little as 10 minutes, entirely online.

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.

Give Through your IRA
If you are 70.5 or older, IRA gifts are a powerful way to support Lakeshore and reduce your future tax burden. You may consult with your tax or IRA advisor or use FreeWill’s secure online QCD tool.

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 Cryptocurrency
We now accept cryptocurrencies! This gives us one more way to fund our work and can provide you with extra tax benefits. Give crypto via this secure tool.