BCF offices will be open all day on Monday, December 31 for last minute gifts and fund openings. Opening a donor-advised or other type of charitable fund takes only minutes, and we’ll be happy to help you right up to 5:00 on New Year’s Eve.

All gifts received at BCF or postmarked Dec 31 will count as 2018 donations for tax purposes. For donations of stock or IRA charitable rollover gifts be sure to allow time for your broker or IRA custodian to process the gift.



Why Work With BCF

BCF is here to help you serve your clients better. We can help with philanthropic planning, adding value to your practice and your client relationships.

To draft a plan that's tailored to your client's particular needs, consult with BCF or invite us to join a meeting with your client. Always completely confidential, free, and without obligation.

Help for talking to clients about philanthropy

Research has shown that clients are not only open to discussing philanthropy with their advisors, they are hoping you will start the conversation. Not sure what your client thinks about giving? Try these ten questions that can get them talking. Plus, there are more ways to give than your clients may realize, so we offer a charitable checklist to make sure no opportunity is overlooked.

When is BCF a good fit? When your client . . .

  • Wants to give back to the community
  • Hopes to involve children in giving
  • Has specific charitable goals or interests
  • Is considering establishing a private foundation
  • Wishes to include charity in an estate plan
  • Is developing a corporate giving program
  • Experiences a life event such as sale of a business or an inheritance

Tools you can use

Should you refer clients to BCF?

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