Donate to PABI to support the Beaver Island Community Center, WVBI and more


 Annual giving from households and businesses is PABI’s major source of operating revenue used to operate the BIC Center and WVBI. Other income comes from the sale of goods and services, event fees, occasional small grants, and PABI fund-raisers.

Beaver Island Community Center and WVBI rely completely on private fundraising, donations and fundraising events. 

 As a small non-profit organization on a remote Lake Michigan Island—we treasure every contributing member.

Did you know you may be able to deduct up to $600 of charitable contributions without itemizing?

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which became law in March 2020, contains provisions to promote the importance of giving to organizations like ours by expanding the federal income tax deductions available for charitable giving. Please consult your tax advisor for specific advice regarding the tax deductibility of charitable contributions and to determine how your gift can be most advantageous to you and the Community Center and WVBI.

 To make a donation or for more information contact Paul Cole, Managing Director, at or 231-448-2022.



Donations help PABI operate the BIC Center and WVBI, and maintain its other programs, without any revenue from taxes. Donations are made in a variety of ways:

  • Donations for events and operations;
  • Volunteer work at the Center;
  • Auction items for fund-raising;
  • Time and talent for special performances; and
  • Products and services that improve the building (e.g., flowers, paint, Christmas trees, decorations, exterior pest control, carpet cleaning, sidewalk clearing, and so on).



We recognize and appreciate all donations to PABI.  Large, medium or small, every donation is important.  Indeed, if every visitor to the BIC Center and every listener to WVBI gave just $10 a year, we’d be able to cover our operating expenses while building an endowment for the future.



You can send a check to the BIC Center at P.O. Box 494, Beaver Island, MI 49782.

Or you can donate online right now.

Need more information? Call 231-448-2022, use our contact form, or for more information contact Paul Cole, Managing Diretor, at or 231-448-2022.

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