Why Give?

Bay View is a non-profit organization that relies on charitable donations. Your gifts support our mission to enrich the quality of lives through opportunities for renewal, growth, and inspiration. You can support Bay View through recurring giving, making a provision for Bay View in your estate plan, or utilizing your company’s matching gift program.

Giving to Bay View is simple, either through our website, print this form, or give the gift of stock and mail your donation to:

Bay View Association, PO Box 583, Petoskey, MI 49770.

Bay View’s tax ID is 38-0333680.

Questions? Please contact our Development Office at giving@bayviewassociation.org or (231)347-6225.

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Other Ways to Give

Your gifts to the Bay View Fund provide essential support for a place where multi-generational families and friends can rest, reconnect, and renew in community. The Bay View Fund supports everything at Bay View, from the programs to buildings and grounds improvements. Your gifts make a direct and immediate impact at Bay View and is critical to the day-to-day operations of the organization. Generous gifts from you, your friends, and neighbors ensure the Bay View Summer Experience for all generations. You can make an online gift, call (231)347-6225, print out giving form and mail it to PO Box 583, Petoskey, MI 49770, or give a gift of stock.

Recurring giving is for dedicated and budget-minded donors who want to make a regular, year-round impact to Bay View. Simply click here, choose an appropriate gift amount for your budget, and check the “recurring gift” option. By choosing this option, you authorize the storing of your card account for a payment on your predetermined schedule.

Adjust or cancel by emailing giving@bayviewassocation.org

Sponsorships offer a direct way to support the summer programs you’re passionate about and enrich the lives of your friends, family, and guests.  A condensed list of sponsorship opportunities is included below. 

  • Stream Weekly Worship Service: $250
  • Monday Night Movies: $2,000
  • Vesper Concert: $2,500 
  • Student Festival Fellowships – Adopt a music student and build a lasting relationship through a Festival Fellowship Scholarship
    • $2,000-$4,000 depending on instrument
  • Education or Worship Lecture Opportunities starting at $5,000
  • Pops Concert Underwriting $7,500-$10,000 

You can meet your financial goals while also funding what you love best about the Bay View summer experience. Bay View Donor Relations is happy to discuss which sponsorship opportunities best align with your passions and interests. To support your favorite experience, or celebrate and honor your special person or event with a sponsorship, call (231)347-6225 or email giving@bayviewassociation.org

Build your legacy by giving a priceless gift that costs nothing today, but creates a lasting impact for generations at Bay View. Gifts to Bay View’s endowments ensure Bay View thrives not for only one generation but in perpetuity. It’s easy to leave a gift to Bay View in your will. Simply share this language with your attorney or financial planner:

Sample Unrestricted Bequest language: 

I hereby give, devise and bequeath to the Trustees of Bay View Association _____ dollars ($_____), or _____ percent (_____ %) of my (residuary) estate, to be used for the benefit of Bay View Association as the Trustees thereof may direct. 

Sample Restricted bequest language: 

I hereby give, devise and bequeath to the Trustees of Bay View Association _____ dollars ($_____), or _____ percent (_____ %) of my (residuary) estate, to be used for the benefit of (Education, Performing Arts, Recreation, Worship) at Bay View Association. If at some time in the future this purpose no longer exists, the Trustees may use the funds for any purpose which, in their opinion, most nearly approximates the Donor’s stated purpose. 

When drafting bequest language to benefit Bay View Association, the legal beneficiary should be referred to as Trustees of Bay View Association

Distributions should be sent to: Bay View Association, PO Box 583, Petoskey, MI 49770. 

Bay View Association’s Tax Identification number is 38-0333680. 

The 1875 Society gratefully recognizes committed individuals who love Bay View and share a vision to enrich its future. These members have made a gift to Bay View through their will, 401K, or life insurance. We thank these visionaries for choosing to create their legacy at Bay View.

Mary Kay Berles*
Marsha Bidwell
Neil Bidwell
Suzanne Blakeman*
Nancy Byers
Walt Byers
Barbara Dau
Don Duquette
Kathy Duquette
Jane Faust
Carol Godwin
Paul Godwin
Michelle Hansen
Julia Healy
Laura Higgins*
Chelsea Iacino
Beth Jones
Jeff Jones
George McDonnell*
Kathy Olmsted
Steve Olmsted
Marsha Smith
Peggy Child Smith
Charlotte Squarcy
Jeri Sutton
Stan Sutton

*Those who are no longer with us, but their legacy lives on

Those considering a planned gift should consult their own legal and tax advisors. For any questions, call (231)347-6225 or giving@bayviewassociation.org. 

Matching gifts make it possible to double or even triple your philanthropy to Bay View Association. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match most charitable contributions made by their employees. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees or spouses.  

To increase the impact of your generosity, check with your company’s Human Resources or Personnel Office. 

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