A. SPECIAL FUNDS
With the approval of the ACBL Charity Foundation, individuals, non-bridge organizations, clubs, units, and districts may establish special funds in honor of or in memory of individuals and specified groups. Donors should inaugurate these special funds with contributions of $1,000 or more. The Foundation will recognize establishment of the funds by awarding engraved plaques to the donors or honorees, as may be appropriate to the circumstances. Donors can make the donations in installments if they so desire.
B. MEMORIAL CONDOLENCE CONTRIBUTIONS
Many ACBL members express condolences at times of bereavement by giving gifts to the ACBL Charity Foundation. On receipt of condolence contributions, the Charity Foundation sends acknowledgments to the families of the deceased members. The cards contain proper credit to the contributing individuals or organizations.
C. CONTRIBUTIONS AS ANNIVERSARY OR HOLIDAY GIFTS
The ACBL Charity Foundation solicits contributions from those members who, on special occasions, choose to make gifts to charity in lieu of more materialistic gifts to one another. As a service to members making such contributions, the Foundation sends suitable cards of congratulations or holiday wishes to the recipients and sends receipts to the donors. A donor may send the Foundation a list of recipients together with one check to cover the donations for all names on the list. For example, if the donor wishes to contribute $5.00 to honor each of four recipients, a check for $20.00 should accompany the list.
Donors can make bequests to the ACBL Charity Foundation or the Canadian Charitable Fund directly or to specifically approved beneficiaries. The ACBL Charity Foundation administers these bequests. Those who wish to make such bequests should have their attorneys write to the Foundation for details.