The Brendan Miles’ Captains Fund
Brendan’s life served as an extraordinary example of how to have a positive impact on others. He believed in doing what it takes to raise the playing field for those less fortunate. His efforts as Co-chair and Treasurer of the LifeBridge Board of Directors were targeted at providing opportunities for youth and families that went beyond the ordinary. He saw people living in Bridgeport as his neighbors who simply needed help to get their feet on solid ground. His vision was to open the door for young people to grow and learn through opportunities that otherwise would be beyond their reach. He was excited for what the Urban Scholars Program will mean long-term for Bridgeport students taking part in it today as they graduated high school and went on to college or trade schools—not becoming one of every four children who never finish high school.
The Brendan Miles’ Captains Fund will continue his legacy and ensure resources are in place to help the youth of Bridgeport and their families for years to come. Structured as an endowment fund, earned income from the Fund is allocated on a yearly basis to support LifeBridge in making opportunities such as the Urban Scholars Program possible as well other critical services and programs. By contributing to the Fund, you are helping keep Brendan’s vision and passion for helping others alive. For more information, please contact Edith Lee, President & CEO at 203-368-5550 or Development@LifeBridgeCT.org.
Donor-centric fundraising is prevalent in the nonprofit sector. While donor-centric fundraising aims to inspire donors by making them feel good about their giving, community-centric fundraising is a fundraising model that is grounded in equity and social justice where we prioritize the entire community over individual organizations, foster a sense of belonging and interdependence, present our work not as individual transactions but holistically, and encourage mutual support between nonprofits. Several negative outcomes are associated with the donor-centric approach, including the marginalization of ‘others’ and crowding out of the voices of the communities nonprofits claim to serve. If not mindful and careful, we too could be guilty of marginalizing, even if unintentional. In the way we fundraise, we will either perpetuate urban and racial trauma, or we will be part of the solution.
LifeBridge commits to practicing these guiding principles in our fundraising efforts.
To Donate By Mail:
LifeBridge Community Services
475 Clinton Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605
Gift of Appreciated Securities
Donating appreciated securities is another excellent way to show your support for LifeBridge Community Services. It may also provide you with significant tax benefits.
Securities Transfer Information
Manufacturers & Traders Trust Company (M&T Bank)
FBO: LifeBridge Community Services, Account # 61P287016
Agent ID# 26668
LifeBridge Non-profit Tax ID: 06-0646974
To explore additional ways to give or if you have any questions, please contact Edith Boyle, President and CEO at 203-368-5550 or Development@LifeBridgeCT.org.