BCF Services

Private Foundations

BCF offers services for your clients with private foundations, whether they are looking for help with effective grantmaking or ways to preserve the founder’s legacy after several generations. Download our brochure for private foundations.

For clients considering a foundation, compare options for philanthropy before the decision is made. 

Learn more about the process to terminate a private foundation i nto a charitable fund at BCF.

Charitable Giving for Businesses

BCF can help you help your business clients by:

  • Establishing a corporate giving program that reflects the company’s values and desire for community presence
  • Making the most of the philanthropic opportunities inherent in the sale of a business
  • Advising on use of privately-held stock for philanthropic purposes
  • Incorporating charitable giving in succession planning for a family business
  • Find out more in our brochure for businesses.

Anonymity or Recognition

BCF can provide the level of anonymity or recognition most comfortable for your client. BCF will never share your client’s contact information; strict confidentiality is observed at all times.

Life Income Gifts 

Charitable gift annuities and other life income gifts are a powerful way for your client to put assets to work for them, making a significant charitable gift and receiving significant lifetime income. Explore our interactive legacy planning tools, and introduce your clients to the many options.


Scholarships are a popular option for donors concerned about young people and their futures. Home to numerous scholarships funds, BCF offers three levels of giving for your clients who are interested in scholarships. Explore options for supporting scholarships through BCF.

Memorial Funds 

Because it is a permanent institution, BCF is the ideal home for a philanthropic memorial. A fund named to honor the memory of a beloved family member, associate or friend may be designed to support a charitable purpose reflecting the life and values of the deceased.

BCF is equipped to handle the large influx of gifts a memorial fund may generate, and to carry out the fund’s charitable purpose in perpetuity.

Family members and other founders receive comfort and satisfaction through regular reports on fund activity.

Life Insurance

Life insurance is an affordable way for your clients to gain tax benefits and meet charitable objectives, either by naming the charity as a beneficiary or by donating an existing policy. Gifts of life insurance can be used to establish or add to any of the types of funds available at BCF.

Retirement Plan Assets 

Your clients may not realize that income tax can eat up as much as 80% of retirement plan assets left to heirs. That’s why these assets should be at the top of the list for charitable giving, creating the greatest benefit for heirs and charitable beneficiaries. We offer special legacy planning resources that can help you and your clients plan their retirement and estate. 

Online Access for Donors

Donors have online access to their charitable funds 24/7 through DonorXpress. Take a tour of DonorXpress.

Investment of Funds

All charitable funds at BCF are invested to match the donor’s intent, whether that be immediate grantmaking, long-term preservation of assets, or support of local community impact. Investments are overseen by a volunteer committee of highly experienced investment and financial professionals. Find out more about investment of BCF funds.

Organizational Endowments 

BCF holds and manages endowments for dozens of nonprofit organizations. Benefits to these organizations include convenience, investment oversight, permanence and access to planned giving tools. Find out more about organizational endowments at BCF.


John A. Gilpin, J.D., CAP®,AEP®

Director of Planned Gifts
410-332-4172, x132

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