Individual Donors

BVMI gratefully accepts contributions in many forms.

Outright Gifts

  • Contribution by cash, check or credit card
  • Appreciated property
  • Tangible personal property

The Annual Fund
Gifts to the Annual Fund are crucial to supporting the operation of Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI). The Annual Fund supports the everyday cost of operations and is the largest source of income for our organization. Without it, we would be unable to provide the life-saving and life-improving medical care we do.

The BVMI Leadership Council is a giving society of core friends who have demonstrated dedication to BVMI’s mission by making an investment of $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund in a given year. Gifts made to the Annual Fund between January 1st and December 31st of a given year will be recognized in the BVMI Annual Report.

BVMI Leadership Council Gift Range
Sustainer $50,000+
Benefactor $25,000-$49,999
Ambassador $10,000-$24,999
Patron $5,000-$9,999
Fellow $2,500-$4,999
Member $1,000-$2,499

Contribution of Securities
BVMI welcomes the contribution of securities. It’s easy to do – just request that your financial institution electronically transfer (DTC) the securities you wish to donate to our brokerage account. Click here for detailed instructions.

Donor Designated Gift through Employee Giving Campaigns
If your employer runs an employee giving campaign, you may be able to designate that your gift go to Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative. Just provide the following information:
AGENCY: Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative, 241 Moore Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601

The Legacy Society
The Legacy Society provides lasting support for BVMI through wills and bequests. Individuals become members of the Legacy Society by including BVMI in a will, creating a charitable trust that names BVMI as a beneficiary, or designating BVMI as a beneficiary in a retirement plan or life insurance policy.

If you have included BVMI in your will or estate plan and would like to be recognized in the Legacy Society (either anonymously or by name), please let us know by e-mailing

If you would like to make a gift to the Annual Fund and would like to be included in the Leadership Council, contribute property or securities, or learn more about how to support BVMI with a planned gift, please contact Amanda Missey at 201-518-8484 or