Ways to Give
- Annual Appeal
- Major Gifts
- GAP Donations
- Alumni Relations
- Annual Gala/Auction
- Annual Phonathon
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LEAVING A LEGACY
- Avoid paying capital gains tax.
- Receive a charitable income tax deduction.
- Enjoy possible increased income.
- Further our mission today!
A gift of your retirement assets, such as a gift from your IRA, 401K, 403b, pension or other tax deferred plan, is an excellent way to make a gift. Name Judge Memorial a beneficiary of all or the remaining value of your retirement asset and help solidify the future of Judge Memorial. Did you know that 50%-60% of your retirement assets may be taxed if you leave them to your heirs at your death? Another option is to leave your heirs assets that receive a step up in basis (such as real estate and stock) and give the retirement assets to Judge Memorial. As a charity, we are not taxed upon receiving an IRA or other retirement plan assets.
A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to Judge Memorial. If your life insurance policy is no longer needed or will no longer benefit your survivors consider making a gift of the policy to Judge Memorial. You can also designate Judge Memorial as a beneficiary of all or part of the value of the policy which would transfer upon the death of the named insured. Did you know that you can give your life insurance policy to Judge Memorial today and receive a charitable income tax deduction? If the policy is not paid up, you can then make income tax deductible contributions to Judge each year which we may which Judge may use to pay the premiums. At the death of the named insured, the proceeds of the death benefit will pass on to Judge. There are many other giving strategies and planned giving techniques which may fit your estate planning goals, including Charitable Remainder and Annuity Trusts and possible gifts of Real Estate. Please contact the Judge Memorial Advancement Office for additional information or consult your tax advisor.
Corporate Matching Gifts
The value of your gift could double, perhaps even triple, in size if your current employer, or the current employer of your spouse, offers a matching gifts program. More than one thousand companies nationwide participate in the matching gift program. Businesses, companies, and corporations often match contributions to qualified non-profit organizations, e.g., Judge Memorial. Remember, many companies continue to match retiree's gifts, too. As you consider your own support for Judge Memorial, please contact your human resources department or visit your company’s Web site for details. If your gift qualifies, please obtain a matching gift form from your employer and send the completed form to the Advancement Office with your donation. Please see file attachments below for a sample listing of local companies who participate in the corporate matching gift program.
A non-cash gift, also called gifts in-kind, are gifts of personal property and are accepted by Judge Memorial if they can be put to good use, if they serve a worthwhile purpose in the life of our school, or if they provide clear benefits to our school. As Judge Memorial is a non-profit organization, all gifts in-kind are tax deductible. We will ask you for detailed information regarding the gift. These details will then be used for tax purposes.
A donation in recognition of a friend or family member is a thoughtful contribution, and an appropriate way to recognize someone’s life and accomplishments.
Don’t sell, trade or store you vehicle…donate it to Judge Memorial and receive a tax deduction. It is simple and easy through "Vehicles for Charity." Just call 1-866-628-2277 or go online at Vehicles for Charity and they make all the arrangements and your car will be picked up within two to four business days. When you donate your vehicle through Vehicles for Charity, you can be assured your donation of a used car or truck will make a big difference in supporting Judge Memorial.
- They accept cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, recreational vehicles, campers and more.
- Free pickup…they will come to your house or office.
- Get an income tax deduction. They provide the donation documentation that you need for your records.