Make a difference with a monthly gift

Why becoming a monthly donor is a great choice:

  • Ensure AMIGOS can support all youth
    The ongoing commitment of our monthly donors helps guarantee that AMIGOS has the resources we need to continue expanding opportunities for youth from all socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Easiest way to give 
    Enroll in monthly giving today and know your giving is set up for the rest of the year.
  • You can cancel at any time
    If for some reason you need to pause your giving, we can do so right away!
  • Join the AMIGOS Monthly Donor Society 
    AMIGOS monthly donors will receive a quarterly e-newsletter and, if desired, a small annual token of appreciation (branded with the AMIGOS logo of course!).

Getting Started is Simple!  Fill out the form below to begin your donation today.

 

DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT WITH A CORPORATE MATCH!

See if your employer matches gifts

Many companies have matching gift programs! If you are not aware of this program (many people are not), search below or inquire with your HR office to see if your gift could be matched. AMIGOS EIN is 74-1547146. If you have any questions, email swaters@amigosinternational.org.

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Current companies matching Gifts to AMIGOS

Adobe
The Boeing Company
Boston Consulting Group
Chevron
Chubb
Clorox Company
Energizer Batteries
First Weber Group
GE
Goldman Sachs & Co.
Google
Halliburton
Honeywell
IBG Financial Advisors
Intel
Kaiser Permanente
Macquarie Group
Medtronic
Merck
Microsoft
PepsiCo
Progressive Insurance
PwC
Salesforce
Shell Oil Company
UBS

HELP SUSTAIN THE VISION OF AMIGOS WITH A LEGACY GIFT

As one of the nation’s oldest international youth service organizations, AMIGOS has transformed the lives of more than 28,000 young people over five decades. To help sustain the success of AMIGOS, a bequest or other legacy gift is a meaningful way to leave a legacy of support to an organization that has played an important role in your life.

You don’t need to be wealthy to make a legacy gift. With thoughtful planning, you can make a significant gift that will benefit the future of AMIGOS and bolster both your personal and philanthropic objectives.

A legacy gift is an investment in AMIGOS for the benefit of future generations. You may designate your gift towards the area of greatest need, financial assistance, the AMIGOS endowment, or a specific program. If you already made a legacy gift to AMIGOS, please let us know so we can recognize you as a society member. The Guy Bevil Legacy Society Intention Form can be downloaded here.

SAMPLE LANGUAGE

Bequests

You may find sample language for making a bequest here.

IRA or Retirement Account Charitable Distribution

A sample letter to your retirement plan provider may be found here.

Charitable Remainder Trust

You may find sample language or establishing a charitable remainder trust here.

THE GUY BEVIL LEGACY SOCIETY

The Guy Bevil Legacy Society is named in honor of the founder of AMIGOS, Guy Bevil, who had the vision to start the organization in 1965. We applaud Guy Bevil’s legacy as well as the foresight of our Legacy Society members who value AMIGOS and want to secure our vision for future generations.

Guy Bevil, Founder and Executive Director of Amigos de las Américas, 1965-1975.

Founding Legacy Society Members

Douglass and Margaret Beeman
Scott and Cathi Roberts
Mary Stelletello and Andy Howick
Marvin Trotter
Emily Untermeyer

ABOUT GUY BEVIL, FOUNDER OF AMIGOS 

Born in Brownsville, Texas, on the Mexican border, Guy graduated from Brownsville High School where he received the Leslie Sill Memorial Award for outstanding achievements. He attended both the University of Texas and Baylor University. Following his interests as an amateur archaeologist, Guy traveled to Europe, Western Asia and Central America. He served as the Youth Minister at River Oaks Baptist Church before founding AMIGOS as an independent non-profit in 1965. He served as Executive Director for a decade.

Guy Bevil communicating to AMIGOS staff by ham radio in 1965.

For more information on this type of charitable giving and how it might benefit you, your loved ones, and AMIGOS, please contact Sam Waters at swaters@amigosinternational.org.

TYPES OF LEGACY GIFTS

Besides a revocable living trust, from your retirement account, from your life insurance policy, a charitable remainder trust, or a stock/bond, you can give legacy gifts such as:

Life Income Gifts:

Like charitable gift remainder trusts, there are other life income legacy gifts where donors earn an income from some type of trustee, third party, or Amigos de las Américas representative.

Charitable Remainder Unitrusts:

They are very similar to charitable remainder trusts, therefore most of the following description applies to charitable remainder trusts, except that donors earn a varying amount of income each year. AMIGOS receives the remainder after the agreed upon duration of income to donors, whether a period under 20 years or until their passing.

Charitable Gift Annuities:

Instead of a third-party holder of the trust, AMIGOS pays donors income until the passing of donors. AMIGOS starts the income payments to the donors under the promise that the donors will make a significant charitable gift for AMIGOS.

Charitable Lead Trusts:

Donors set up an irrevocable trust that pays AMIGOS annually for a specified number of years. Children, heirs, and other beneficiaries receive the remainder.

 

Amigos de las Américas is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. As such, we are not a professional financial advising organization. Any information found on this webpage does not constitute financial or legal advice. For financial and legal counsel, please consult your personal financial and legal advisers.

Join in our Fundraising effort today!

Become a Fundraiser for AMIGOS

Each year, alumni, board members, volunteers and staff join an effort to mobilize funding for AMIGOS. Our organization raises nearly $2M a year to support students and keep our programs accessible. We could not do it without the support of our community!

how you can Join:

  1. Create a crowdfunding page on our account page. This is a great way to honor your birthday, anniversary, wedding or other important event in your life!
  2. Set up a fundraiser on Facebook for “Amigos de las Americas.”
  3. Share AMIGOS social media posts for fundraising on social media or LinkedIn. Follow AMIGOS on LinkedIn today!

Pledged Giving

We encourage our supporters to consider a multi-year pledge to support AMIGOS. Pledged giving enables our team to conduct long-term planning for our programs and provide financial assistance to students. If you are interested in making a pledge to AMIGOS, please contact us. Our donor pledge form can be downloaded here.

Tribute Giving

Honor someone with a gift to AMIGOS in their name.

Gifts of Stock

Donating stock to AMIGOS is a wonderful way to help our mission. One attraction of donating appreciated securities, like stock, is that the tax savings allows you to make a gift at less cost than if you were to donate the equivalent amount in cash outright

AMIGOS Endowment

Create your legacy with AMIGOS. To ensure the long-term success of AMIGOS, we welcome gifts to the AMIGOS endowment, or we will assist you in establishing a new endowment.

Contact us

If you have any questions about other ways to give to AMIGOS, or would like to speak with us, please contact Jenny Claycombe at jclaycombe@amigosinternational.org for more information.