There are Many Ways to Give!
Consider, too, these other ways to help:
Bequests and beneficiary designations: While most people are limited in the level of charitable giving they can afford during their lifetime, there is often significant opportunity for impact-giving after one’s life—but only if arrangements are made in advance! It’s easy to make a bequest or other designation to benefit LRCS. Simply add a codicil to your will and/or request a Change of Beneficiary Form from your retirement funds administrator or insurance agent to add LRCS Foundation as a beneficiary or contingent beneficiary on your life insurance, 401K, or IRA. For more specific guidance, please contact Bob Leda, Vice President of Public Relations and Development at (603) 581-1588 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tribute or Memorial Gifts: Got enough stuff already? Consider inviting family and friends who want to give you a gift to instead make a donation in your honor to benefit LRCS. When they do, we’ll of course thank them, and we’ll send a note to you too as the honoree. Similarly, we invite gifts in memorial tribute to someone special.
Gifts of real estate, appreciated stock, or other securities: Giving the gift of appreciated securities such as stock, bonds, or mutual funds avoids paying costly capital gains taxes. Securities traded on major stock exchanges can be transferred to nonprofit organizations using a simple Beneficiary Designation Form.
Matching Corporate Gifts: Many for-profit companies encourage their employees’ charitable giving by matching their gifts. Please check with your or your spouse’s/partner’s employer and request a matching gift form to include with your donation.
In-kind Gifts: We are pleased to accept a range of non-monetary donations (used cars, boats, etc., for example) that can be converted to cash to support programming and services, or other donations that can appropriately be conveyed directly to people served by LRCS. Please contact the Development Office at 603-524-5811 or by email to email@example.com to confirm that LRCS is able to accept your donation.
Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Trusts, or other Planned Gifts: U.S. tax laws offer a broad range of incentives to philanthropically-minded investors, including giving options that can generate more current income for the donor, while at the same time enabling a meaningful future gift for their designated charitable organization. Please contact Bob Leda, Vice President of Public Relations and Development at (603) 581-1588 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss more.
With an eye towards ensuring our long-term capacity, in addition to Annual Fund gifts that support current-year funding priorities, LRCS invites donors to consider gifts to our Endowment Fund, which provides permanent capital to LRCS, with interest and dividends earnings that annually support broad LRCS priorities, or donor-specified priorities.
How to Name LRCS Foundation in your Will or Trust
A gift to LRCSF in your will or trust enables you to support the LRCS mission and make a difference in the lives of current and future generations. A bequest is easy to arrange, will not alter your current lifestyle in any way, and is easily modified to address changing needs.
Life Insurance: Provides a charitable benefit when you designate a nonprofit as a partial or sole benefactor of the policy.
Retirement Plans: 401(k) and 403(b) plans, corporate pension plans, IRA accounts, Keogh plans and other tax qualified plan instruments can be designated as charitable gifts to nonprofit organizations using a simple Beneficiary Designation Form, resulting in significant tax savings.
All contributions received by LRCS are assumed to go to the LRCS Foundation unless otherwise designated.
Lakes Region Community Services / Foundation adheres to the guidelines established within the Donor Bill of Rights.