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There are many ways you can support Binc as a bookseller, author, publisher or someone loves books.
Click to see how you can best support and spread awareness of Binc.

How can I support booksellers?

Host a Fundraising Event

There are so many ways you can host a fundraising event to support booksellers and comic retailers. You can organize an auction, party, walk, trivia night, game night, or holiday gift wrapping station just to name a few ideas. Get in touch with us letting us know about your event!

Become a Binc Volunteer

Volunteers are an essential part of our organization. Volunteer opportunities range from assistance with special fundraising events to serving on various committees to becoming a Binc Foundation Advocate. Click on one of the links below to get involved today.

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We are currently seeking volunteers from all sectors of the book industry (stores, trade associations, publishers, etc.) for our committees.

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Have you received a financial assistance grant? Have you or your dependent been awarded a Binc Scholarship? If you are comfortable sharing your story, you can be an inspiration to others who have a need, but are reluctant to apply. Share your story through the link below.

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If you are a bookseller or have contacts in the book industry, you can help Binc by actively participating in social media, and/or using personal connections to inform other booksellers, potential donors, and people in your local community to raise awareness of the Foundation.

Ways to Give

Below you’ll find creative opportunities to financially support your local booksellers, from legacy gifts to a one-time donation. But there are so many more ways to support these community treasures. Click on one of the buttons at the top of this page to find unique opportunities suited to your role in the bookselling world.

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Author/Creator Leadership Circle

Led by Campaign Chair Garth Stein, the author and creator leadership circle celebrates the writers in our community who support booksellers through Binc.

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Consider being one of the many corporate donors this year.

Publisher And Corporate Giving

There are many opportunities to support this important safety net through corporate giving, from matching employee donations to sponsorship opportunities and more. Learn More | 2022 Corporate Donors

The Bibliophiles Society is a special giving level and includes a yearly update from Pam French

Join The Bibliophiles Society

This special giving level is for donors who give $42 a month or $500 a year and includes a yearly update with Executive Director, Pam French.

Join Today at $42/month

You can leave a financial gift as part of your estate planning

Join The Legacy Giving Society

Your will affirms, honors, and protects what matters most in your life. Planned giving is a way for you to make a financial gift to Binc as part of your overall financial and/or estate planning.

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If you have a donor advised fund, you can recommend a grant supporting Binc

Donor Advised Fund

If you have a donor advised fund at Fidelity, Schwab, Vanguard, BNY Mellon, Morgan Stanley, or any other donor advised fund sponsor organization, you can recommend a grant supporting the Binc Foundation.

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Stocks that have increased in value are one of the most popular assets used for charitable giving. Making a gift of stock or securities helps the Binc Foundation while realizing many important tax benefits for yourself.

Charitable Donation Form

Donate at your workplace by taking advantage of your company's matching donation policy

Matching Donations

Many employers will match tax-deductible charitable contributions made by their employees, retirees, and employee’s spouses. Some provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours or match employee monetary contributions. Check with your workplace. We can send you the appropriate paperwork to make your dollars go further.

Mail a donation to the Binc Foundations office at 3135 South State Street, Suite 203, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Mailed Donations

Checks can be made out to “Binc Foundation”
and mailed to:

Book Industry Charitable Foundation
3135 South State Street, Suite 203
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

You can donate as a tribute gift to honor a book or comic lover.

Tribute Gifts

Do you have a book or comic lover in your life? Consider giving a tribute gift in their honor. Tribute gifts are a special way to celebrate birthdays, weddings, graduations, holidays, or any special occasion. When a gift is made, we will mail the honoree a card informing them of the gift made in their name. We will also send you a letter acknowledging our gift for tax purposes.

Make A Tribute

Start Your Birthday or Anniversary Fundraiser