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Bent Tree’s new gazebo is now installed at the playground area. We thank all of our neighbors who generously donated to this Foundation project. We also thank the Lake & Wildlife participants who installed the gazebo. We couldn’t have managed it without all of their assistance and skills. Additionally, we so appreciate Richard Hall
There have been billions of dollars invested in Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) over the last 20 years. It has been one of the most popular alternatives for building assets for retirement. That being said, it’s important to understand the pitfalls as well as benefits of this retirement plan. BENEFITS The benefits of having an IRA
The Second Annual Round Robin Tennis Tournament was held at Bent Tree on Saturday, April 28, 2012. Forty men and women vied for the championship of the tourney which raised $4500 for scholarships for varsity tennis players at Pickens High School. The women’s champion and runner-up were Wendy Lowe and Lynn Manni, respectively. The men’s
The second “Pancakes for Paws,” a fundraising breakfast sponsored by the Bent Tree Foundation, was held on Saturday, April 14. The Foundation wants to thank all of you who came to the FATZ Restaurant for a tasty breakfast. We also want to thank those who contributed to the success of this event by making a
Late last year, a black Labrador Retriever showed up on the back deck of the Blanchard’s home in Bent Tree. This poor dog was in very bad shape with a severe case of mange, desperately malnourished and in need of significant medical care. Fortunately, this dog was very friendly in spite of his condition. He
As most of you are aware from the Pickens County Progress, the tax-exempt status of some local non-profit organizations has been revoked. The Bent Tree Foundation is not one of them. The Treasurer of our Foundation has filed annual tax returns with the IRS since our inception, and the Board of Director’s remains committed to
The second “Pancake for Paws” fundraising event is coming April 14th at the FATZ Restaurant in Jasper. The purpose of the “Pancake for Paws” event is to raise funds for the construction of a Stray Animal Facility in Bent Tree. The last “Pancake for Paws” event was a big success with 176 people receiving a
Picking a charity is tough simply because it is difficult for donors to evaluate a charity before donating their money. The problem is that non-profit organizations don’t have a standardized way to measure outcomes. A business can count profits, but how does a non-profit organization measure its effectiveness? Donors who are looking for hard and
Why consider life insurance as a possible donation vehicle? Life insurance can be a particularly versatile and valuable asset to give to a charity. The greatest advantage of a gift of life insurance is that a donor can make a substantially larger gift to charity by using life insurance than by giving any other asset.