Donation Opportunities
 


We rely on you.
There are a variety of ways to support the Children's Grief Center. They each help reach grieving children and families. The Center receives no government grants and relies entirely on community support to sustain the organization.


Annual Appeal

Our annual appeal is the essence of helping to meet our annual budget and provide needed services to the community. With more people giving to the annual drive, the stronger the impact we make within the community. Annual giving can be made with cash gifts, matching funds, stocks and other planned giving avenues.

Memorial Gifts

A gift in memory of a deceased loved one or in honor of those living is a special way to recognize a loved one.

Corporate Sponsorship

Make an impact in your community by sponsoring one of our events and receive recognition for all the great work that you do.

Planned Giving

We often say that we wish that we could do more, now you can. With the help of a professional advisor, there are ways to give more now and benefit financially in the process.

While tax benefits are rarely the primary motive for giving, you should consider the opportunities for gift enhancement available in the tax structure. By carefully selecting the appropriate method for your situation, you can help the Center accomplish its goals and create a legacy for generations to come. A few methods are described below and we encourage you to consult with your financial advisor for the strategies best suited to meet your goals.

Life Insurance

Gifts of life insurance policies may be made to the Center. When a fully paid up policy is given, its value and the amount of your tax deducation is measured by the policy's replacement cost.

Real Estate and Personal Property

Land or other personal property offer excellent opportunities for a substantial gift to the Center. Gifts of valuable property, such as works of art, rare stamps or coins, antiques or jewelry qualify for tax deductions at fair market value up to 50% of your adjusted gross income under certain criteria. These types of gifts would need to be discussed with your financial advisor and the Center's board of directors.

Bequests

A properly prepared will can result in significant tax savings and will clearly outline your wishes and instructions. Please consult your financial advisor for the proper language in your will to make this transaction and gift possible.

Deferred Gifts

A Charitable Remainder Trust is a popular form of deferred giving. The benefits to the donor can include a marked reduction in capital gains tax liability, a reduction of income and estate taxes and some options that may provide income to you for a lifetime.

 


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