It costs Wayfinders an average of $3,600 per year to sustain one student in our program. In addition to providing all students with summer opportunities, all tax-deductible donations support our year-round enrichment activities, educational programs, and mentoring activities, and help outfit our scholars for their summer camp experiences.

Camp experiences remain the largest portion of our budget. Over 30% of our annual budget is spent on camp tuition alone.

We are truly grateful for gifts of any amount, and there are many ways to give:

Credit or Debit Card

Make a tax deductible donation using a credit or debit card.


Make a donation online using PayPal by clicking on this button:

Mail Your Donation

Mail a donation (check) to our mailing address at:
Wayfinders, PO Box 220311 Charlotte, NC 28211.

A Gift of Stock

To donate a gift of stock, please contact Jaime Kannan Lam ([email protected]) or call 980.355.0803 to notify us of your gift.

Corporate Matching

Does your company (or a company you previously worked for) have a matching gift program? Contact your HR professional and inquire. Your gift to Wayfinders could be doubled.

Make an In-Kind Contribution

Make an in-kind contribution. Throughout the year, we have a variety of in-kind needs related to outfitting our scholars, providing enrichment opportunities, and for use at our annual fundraising event. For a current list of in-kind needs, please contact Jaime Kannan Lam ([email protected]) or call 980.355.0803.

Join us as a Featured Sponsor

As a featured sponsor, you help us cover the cost of our scholars at one of our 7 primary nature camp partners.

We are grateful to the the Hal & Holly Levinson Family Fund for joining us as the Featured Sponsor for Camp Celo.

If you would like more information, reach out to Jaime Kannan Lam, Director of Development, ([email protected]).

Make a Qualified Charitable Distribution via Your IRA

If you are aged 70½ or older, you can make a contribution directly from a traditional IRA. Contact your investment management company to donate to Wayfinders through your IRA.

Leave a Legacy Gift

Your legacy gift to Wayfinders can come in the form of a bequest, charitable gift annuity, life insurance beneficiary designations, charitable remainder trusts, and/or retirement plan beneficiary designations. If you would like to leave Wayfinders a gift in your estate, contact Jaime Kannan Lam, Director of Development ([email protected]).

Support Our Endowment

Once vested, the Wayfinders for the Future Fund: A Legacy of Bruce Irons will support the annual operations of our organization, ensuring lasting stability. If you would like to make a major gift to our endowment fund, contact Jaime Kannan Lam, Director of Development ([email protected]). Donations can also be made online through the Foundation for the Carolinas.

Wayfinders gathers donor information only for in-house use and does not share donor information with any outside organizations. Please contact us at 980.355.0803 with updates to your information, or for any questions about our privacy policy.