Monthly Donations

Monthly Giving
How can I enroll in BECHS Monthly Giving Program?

Go to Enter in your information, including your contact and card information and monthly donation amount. Make sure you check the box marked “Show my support by making this a monthly donation.” You can also select the day you wish your first donation to be made.

By Phone or in Person
Call or stop by the History Center with your credit or debit card and we will enroll you in the Monthly Giving Program. The first payment can begin that day or you can select what day of the month you would like the payments to be made. BECHS can also send you a form that you can complete and return to BECHS. If you can questions about BECHS' Monthly Giving Program please contact BECHS at 507-345-5566, 424 Warren Street, Mankato, MN 56001, or at

Additional Questions and Answers:

How much should I give?
The amounts are up to you! $10.00 or $1000.00 and anything in between. Due to processing fees for credit and debit card transactions, we request a $10.00 minimum donation. Donations can also be made quarterly.

How does the free membership renewal work?
All current Historical Society members who enroll with a monthly gift of $20.00 or more are eligible for a free membership renewals. As long as you are enrolled in monthly giving, BECHS will continue to renew your basic level membership. A minimum of 4 donations are required for free membership; if you wish to stop your payments before 4 donations have been processed, you will be asked to pay your membership dues.

Can I make changes to my donation schedule?
Yes! Please contact BECHS if you wish to make any changes to your account, either in amount, date or duration of your donation payments. In many cases, we will need you to provide us with your credit card information as BECHS will not store any of that information in our system.

What happens when my credit or debit card expire?
When the credit or debit card used to make your monthly donation expires, BECHS will not be able to process your monthly donation. Once you receive your updated card, please contact BECHS to continue your donations. If the card passes its expiration date, BECHS will contact you once we are made aware a payment hasn’t been made.

Will I have access my giving history?
Come January of each year, BECHS will provide a report of your automatic donations made throughout the previous year.