Charity FAQ

How Do I Join Birdies For Charity?

A: The current health concerns have demanded changes to the Birdies for Charity Program. Due to this, new charity sign up is closed for 2020. The John Deere Classic will focus on managing all charity business for current participants.


DO I NEED TO SIGN UP AS A NEW CHARITY EVERY YEAR?

A: No, your assigned Bird Number will carry over each year, and remain active as long as the 501(c)3 Verification is completed each year. 

Where Can I Get Pledge Cards?

A:Due to current health concerns, pledge forms are not available for pick-up at any location until further notice. Participating charities may print forms from the pledge form PDF below. 

IS MY CHARITY’S BIRD NUMBER IMPORTANT?

A: ABSOLUTELY! Your charities Bird Number is how we identify your organization.  We also use this number to apply donations to your organization. You MUST put your charity name and Bird number on top of each pledge card before distributing to donors. Pledges and payments without charity designation and donor detail will be applied to the Birdies for Charity Bonus Fund benefiting all participating organizations. To find your Bird Number please type your organization name into the charity search HERE

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT CAN BE ACCEPTED FOR A PLEDGE PAYMENT?

A:  Cash and checks and credit card payments are all acceptable forms of payment.  If you receive any payment in your office, we ask that you staple the payment (cash/check) directly to the donor’s pledge card.  PLEASE DO NOT DEPOSIT PAYMENTS.  All payments should be forwarded onto the John Deere Classic office for processing. Credit card payments must be processed through the Birdies for Charity site.

WHEN WILL OUR ORGANIZATION RECEIVE PLEDGED FUNDS?

A: Checks for pledged amount and bonus amounts will be issued on October 30th at Check Distribution. Any check not picked up on October 30th will be mailed out to the address we have on file. If at any time, your contact information or address changes, notify us as soon as possible so we can update our records.

HOW DO PARTICIPATING CHARITIES RECEIVE FREE JOHN DEERE CLASSIC TICKETS?

A: Organizations with pledges turned in by June 8 will receive (4) John Deere Classic tickets and a weekly parking pass. Tickets will be available for pick up only during the John Deere Classic, July 6-12 at Will Call. The Will Call trailer is located within the Main Entrance of the golf tournament.  Click here for Will Call hours and location.

HOW DO I VERIFY MY 501(c)3 STATUS?

A: You can now verify your 501(c)3 status online! Fill out our form to submit it electronically. If you prefer to mail or email your verification to our office, please download & use this form to do so.

Email: [email protected]

Mail: Attn: Micaela Booth
15623 Coaltown Road,
East Moline, IL 61244

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