Make a Gift to Daystar Kids
Daystar depends on the generosity of individuals like you to continue to provide support for children with life-threatening medical and developmental conditions. Your financial support is necessary in order to sustain our services now and in the future since there is no dedicated funding for Daystar's life-saving pediatric nursing services, special education programs, and innovative center-based programs. There are many ways to support Daystar. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Friend of Daystar: To help provide services to children with special healthcare needs please consider a one time tax-deductible contribution of $50.00 or more to provide a child with specialized medical and developmental services. There is no such thing as a small donation. Please believe how much every dollar counts. Every gift, in any amount, is sincerely appreciated!
Luminary Society: Daystar’s Sustaining Membership Program provides a reliable source of income through ongoing monthly gifts of as little as $5 a month. Please consider just a one-year commitment of $5, $10, $20, $50 or even $100 per month. How much you donate is up to you.
With an annual donation of $250, you automatically become a Starlight Member for one year. With 2 consecutive annual donations, members move up to Daystar Dream Maker and with 4 consecutive annual donations members move up to Love Shines Leadership Society Member.
Daystar Dream Maker – Annual donation of $500, you automatically become an Advocate Member.
Love Shines Leadership Society Member – Annual donation of $1,000, you automatically become a Love Shines Member. (Please see The Love Shines Leadership Society listed below)
If you would like to make a donation by mail, please send checks to:
700 Lac De Ville Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14618
Checks payable to: Daystar Kids
To make a donation over the phone, please call 585-385-6287 and ask for the Development Office. We accept all major credit cards.
You can truly support children with critical healthcare and developmental needs in your community by making a recurring monthly donation. It’s easy and convenient for you and it helps us save a lot on paper and mailing costs, allowing more of your investment to go directly to fund our innovative services. To make your single or recurring donations online, please visit:
An Honor or Memorial Gift is a very special way to honor a loved one. It is a living memorial that lasts forever and is also a thoughtful way to tell a friend, relative of family that you care. The family is sent a letter informing them of their gift. An Honor or Memorial Gift can be the perfect remembrance for a family member, friend or as a means of recognizing a retirement, wedding, birthday or other special occasions.
The Love Shines Leadership Society is a group of distinguished contributors committed to supporting Daystar. Gifts made through the Love Shines Leadership Society provide annual support to the overall infrastructure of Daystar. Contributions of $1,000 or more allow Daystar to address immediate priorities of the organization by providing support for children with life-threatening medical and developmental complexities.
The Love Shines Leadership Society sponsor is an individual who makes a pledge to be paid within the current fiscal year. Gifts of $1,000 or more qualifies donors for recognition at one of the following sponsorship levels: Sustainer $1,000-$4,999; Partner $5,000-$9,999; Patron $10,000-$24,999; Benefactor $25,000-$49,999; Founder $50,000 +.
Daystar invites you to become a member of The Love Shines Leadership Society. If you have any questions about configuring your gift or the needs of our organization please contact, Kim Condon, Executive Director,
Planned gifts provide the resources that create extraordinary opportunities and preserve the future of Daystar Kids. Making a planned gift enables you to have a profound impact on Daystar and may help you make a larger gift than you thought possible. To meet both your financial and philanthropic goals there are many ways to create your legacy—from making Daystar a beneficiary in your will or retirement plan to making gifts that provide you with lifetime income. Listed below are several ways you can support Daystar and receive significant tax and financial benefits.
Will or Living Trust Provisions
Retirement Plan Beneficiary
Charitable Lead Trust
Life Income Arrangement
Charitable Gift Annuity
Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust
Charitable Remainder Unitrust
The information contained in this section is intended only as a guide. Individual circumstances will determine which planned giving opportunity is best for you. We encourage you to consult your attorney or professional advisor before entering into any planned giving arrangements.
You can give through United Way in several ways:
Did you know that Daystar is a United Way donor designation agency? Please consider designating part or all of your United Way contribution to Daystar by selecting donor option #2455.
Make a gift any day of the year in a single payment or monthly payments through Gathering to Give.
Give through your company's annual United Way Campaign in the spring. By designating your donation to Daystar, you can ensure that our Pediatric Day-Respite Center will continue to support the children and families who need us most.