Donations! Yes, we live and breath on donations. We can and have accepted cash and donations in kind. In kind donations have included cars, trucks, motorcycles, jet skis, RV's, and real estate.
(some conditions apply. In kind donations valued over $5,000 require an official appraisal from a qualified appraiser for tax purposes.)
Other ways to help:
Watch for a golf tournament in your area! Details coming soon!
(Golf establishments, clubs, and organizations wanting a tournament are encouraged to call for more information. We currently have plans for 12 tournaments around the country, but would welcome more!)
If you wish to participate in any of the following sponsorships, please contact us.
Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities.
Current Sponsors listed below
As you may guess, it takes more than a little help from you to do what we do.
The Gold Star Ride Foundation has assembled the following opportunities for everyone to get involved with the process. All money collected will be used to further the cause and mission of The Gold Star Ride Foundation. All board members of The Gold Star Ride Foundation are volunteers and as such are not paid anything. (DIK: Donations In Kind)
DIAMOND SPONSOR: $75,000 (cash or DIK; gasoline, gear, supplies, hotels, food)
TRIPLE PLATINUM SPONSOR: $25,000 cash donation (or LKQ donations)
DOUBLE PLATINUM SPONSOR: $10,000 cash donation
PLATINUM SPONSOR: $5,000
INDIVIDUAL SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Double Diamond Sponsor: $3,000 cash donation
Diamond sponsor: $1,500 cash donation
Platinum Plus sponsor: $1,200 cash donation
Platinum sponsor: $1,000 cash donation
Silver sponsor: $500 cash donation
The Gold Star Ride Foundation will actively support, comfort and provide education benefits to Gold Star Families throughout the United States and will provide these things directly with personal visits via motorcycle; and we will support those other organizations that work to assist in these same activities.
The Gold Star Ride Foundation was formed in late 2016, and fullfilled all requirements of Minnesota law by registering as a non profit corporation, complete with bylaws and articles of incorporation. Additionally, we are registered with the Minnesota Attorney General's office, which is required for fundraising activities.We are registered with the IRS, and the IRS has acknowledged The Gold Star Ride Foundation as an official 501(c)3 organization meaning any donations are eligible for tax deductions. Talk to your tax advisor for specific tax information.
Our banking institution is First Resource Bank of Lino Lakes, MN. Donations may NOT be made directly to the bank. If you would like to make a donation, and you'd rather not use our buttons here on the website, you may send us a check via United States Postal Service. Our mailing address is on our contact page. Thank you for your support.