News from the Beach
November 29, 2016
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‘Tis the season for gratitude, for giving, for good cheer! Every day at KBIA we are grateful for the contributions of our members, volunteers, and donors…YOU are what keeps us going, and the children are the direct beneficiaries.  On this day – November 29th – we have been called to action…#GivingTuesday is a day we are asked to give in whatever capacity we are able, to a cause, an organization, to a greater good.  We hope you consider KBIA on this day.

What will your #GivingTuesdayKBIA donation support at KBIA?  
We are inviting you to select what you would like your donation to support…there are three funds available: 
  • Scholarships: For children who otherwise would not be able to learn to sail, make crafts, go island exploring, play tennis, learn to swim…among the many amazing summer activities at KBIA.  And not only do they have access to classes, but they are forming friendships and making memories to last a lifetime.  Each year we have traditionally offered 20 to 25 children the opportunity to experience a KBIA summer — free of charge and discreetly issued. We are able to set the number of scholarships based directly on the amount of money donated specifically to scholarships. Donating to our scholarship fund is donating an invaluable experience to a child who will forever cherish their time spent at KBIA.  
  • Facilities: Updating and maintaining KBIA facilities is necessary to keep our campus and programs running smoothly.  A few off-season projects on the agenda include: new water polo nets, new sailing and pool items, a new motor for one of our support boats on the waterfront, a new floor for the tent, addressing the ventilation (to make it a bit cooler) on the second floor of Smith, water access on the docks (to help clean our boats), stone under the boats that are stored near Strong, updating the bathrooms in Smith. 
  • General:  Let us decide! This donation fund can be accessed for a multitude of projects for the benefit of KBIA summer enrichment activities.
All donations help support a place that lets children be children and lets them explore the vast and rugged beauty of the Coast of Maine in summer, while building knowledge, leadership, and respect for themselves, others and their world. 
For more information on donating toward the cause this #GivingTuesday, visit the “How to Donate” page on our website.
Early Memberships for 2017
End of the Year Goals
Want to become a KBIA member in 2017? You can do that now!
To allow you to take advantage of the tax deduction earlier we are offering the opportunity to become a member in 2017 early.  Membership fees support KBIA and remain crucial to the financial health and stability of our nonprofit organization while still giving scholarships.
There are five different membership levels to choose from:
Sponsor Membership ($1,055):
Includes the Family Membership fee, plus membership for four additional houseguests. Also includes Sponsor member listing in the Membership Directory, and includes $250 donation to support scholarships, plus all the features of Patron, Supporting and Family Memberships.
Patron Membership ($535):
All features of Supporting and Family Memberships and a contribution to a KBIA scholarship, plus Patron Member listing in our Membership Directory
Supporting Membership ($375):
All features of the Family Membership and a contribuation of $105 for enhancement of KBIA programs, plus Supporting Member listing in our Membership Directory.
Family Membership ($270):
Enroll in all KBIA Programs (single household). Name included on mailing list for all membership communications, plus contact information listed in our Membership Directory.
Local Membership ($200):
Enroll in all KBIA Programs (single household). Name included on mailing list for all membership communications, plus contact information listed in our Membership Directory. Proof of winter address, such as a Maine driver’s license, is required with this registration.
Find our Membership Forms on the KBIA website.
We hope you join us for 2017!