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Major Giving

Annual Circle of Hope

and

Honored Lifetime Major Contributors

The Office of Development, in partnership with the Board of Directors, seeks and secures Major Gifts, also known as “stop and think” gifts. Via one-to-one solicitations, private events, and additional mini-campaigns, major gifts are raised to support Step Up on Second’s psychiatric rehabilitation services, peer support and advocacy, and the expansion of permanent supportive housing.

Read a list of the generous Circle of Hope donors who contributed to Step on Second in 2010.

Circle of Hope donors are recognized and given appropriate and meaningful donor benefits at the following giving level opportunities:

Advocate: $1,000 – $4,999 (annually)

  • Individual listing within giving level at www.stepuponsecond.org
  • Individual listing within giving level in Step Up on Second Newsletter
  • Individual listing within giving level in Circle of Hope Annual Recognition Plaque

Steward: $5,000 – $9,999 (annually)

  • Individual listing within giving level at www.stepuponsecond.org
  • Individual listing within giving level in Step Up on Second Newsletter
  • Individual listing within giving level in Circle of Hope Annual Recognition Plaque
  • Special gift from Step Up on Second

Pacesetter: $10,000 – $24,999 (annually)

  • Individual listing within giving level at www.stepuponsecond.org
  • Individual listing within giving level in Step Up on Second Newsletter
  • Individual listing within giving level in Circle of Hope Annual Recognition Plaque
  • Special gift from Step Up on Second
  • Individual name listing in selected public recognition

Honored Lifetime Contributors

Each Step Up on Second donor’s giving history is tracked both annually and cumulatively. Once a donor’s lifetime giving level reaches Partner ($25,000 cumulatively), they are acknowledged in perpetuity as an Honored Lifetime Major Donor Contributor.

Read a list of our generous Honored Lifetime Major Donor Contributors.

Honored Lifetime Contributors are acknowledged within the appropriate giving opportunity level:

Partner: $25,000 – $49,999 (cumulative)

  • Individual name listing in perpetuity within giving level as a Circle of Hope Honored Lifetime Contributor
  • Partner level Naming Opportunities
  • Invitation to special V.I.P. Events

Fellow: $50,000 – $99,999 (cumulative)

  • Individual name listing in perpetuity within giving level as a Circle of Hope Honored Lifetime Contributor
  • Fellow level Naming Opportunities
  • Invitation to special V.I.P. Events

Benefactor: $100,000 – $249,999 (cumulative)

  • Individual name listing in perpetuity within giving level as a Circle of Hope Honored Lifetime Contributor
  • Benefactor level Naming Opportunities
  • Invitation to special V.I.P. Events

Patron: $250,000 – $499,999 (cumulative)

  • Individual name listing in perpetuity within giving level as a Circle of Hope Honored Lifetime Contributor
  • Patron level Naming Opportunities
  • Invitation to special V.I.P. events

Humanitarian: $500,000 – $749,999 (cumulative)

  • Individual name listing in perpetuity within giving level as a Circle of Hope Honored Lifetime Contributor
  • Humanitarian level Naming Opportunities
  • Invitation to special V.I.P. events

Founder: $750,000 – $999,999 (cumulative)

  • Individual name listing in perpetuity within giving level as a Circle of Hope Honored Lifetime Contributor
  • Founder level Naming Opportunities
  • Invitation to special V.I.P. events

Visionary: $1,000,000 + (cumulative)

  • Individual name listing in perpetuity within giving level as a Circle of Hope Honored Lifetime Contributor
  • Visionary level Naming Opportunities
  • Invitation to special V.I.P. events


Click here for information on The Legacy Society, Step Up on Second’s Planned Giving Program

Circle of Hope Contact: Carolyn L. Baker, M. Ed., Vice President of Development at (310) 576-1308 x246 or e-mail her via our contact page.

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