How Your Gift Is Used
Those who want to make a gift often ask what the difference is between giving to the Annual Fund and to the Bridges to the Future Campaign. Both are needed to perpetuate Adventure Unlimited’s mission of “Opening Windows to God.”
ANNUAL FUND VS. CAMPAIGN
Here’s a quick breakdown to help you accomplish your giving goals.
A donation to the Annual Fund supports the day-to-day operations of Adventure Unlimited. In an annual operating budget of $4+ million, the Annual Fund contributes more than half of this amount toward staffing, programs and general expenses. We could not continue to function as an organization without this crucial support.
What does your gift to the Annual Fund support?
- Camperships and Scholarships
- Program expenses
- Facilities / utilities
A contribution to the Bridges to the Future Campaign is an investment in the future of Christian Science and is typically five times the amount of an Annual Fund gift.
What does the Campaign support?
- Innovative new programs for Christian Scientists of all ages
- Expanding the capacity of DiscoveryBound’s Outreach chapters and programming, and the National Leadership Council
- Creating specialized programs, workshops and seminars for adults at the A/U Ranches
- Adding ranch hands to support facility upgrades and program expansion
- Infrastructure and renovations to the headquarters building and the A/U Ranches, including the ropes course, Hub building, Valerie Lodge and seasonal staff housing
- Technological advancements, including redesigned websites, upgrading the A/U Ranches’ phone system and addressing IT needs
- Strategic staffing needs, such as addressing deficiencies in our donor database, extending our reach to alumni and their families, and strengthening donor communications
- Energy conversion and solar power alternatives at the A/U Ranches
- Operating reserves to be prepared for critical, unanticipated facility and mission-related needs
- Reserves to provide a solid foundation for meeting operational expenses each year, DiscoveryBound programs and scholarships, facilities maintenance and camperships.
Questions: Call 888.416.7348 x109 or Email.
Adventure Unlimited – DiscoveryBound Foundation is the fundraising arm of Adventure Unlimited, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
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