It is only with the help of friends like you that the AHRC New York City Foundation is able to support programs that allow children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live full and productive lives.
There are many ways, in addition to cash, that you can make a gift. Your gift today can help sustain programs the Foundation is currently funding. And your deferred gift will help ensure that such programs continue to be available in the future.
Many planned gifts also provide benefits to the donor. The Foundation staff is available to assist you in planning the gift that best meets your personal and philanthropic goals.
Gifts of Securities
Because of the tax advantages of donating appreciated securities, you may find you are able to make a larger gift with stock than with cash. When you make a gift of appreciated securities that you have owned for more than a year, you avoid the capital-gains taxes that would be due if you sold the stock. And, you receive an income-tax deduction based on the full market value of the stock at the time of the gift.
Gifts by Bequest
Bequests to the AHRC New York City Foundation may be made in several ways. You may specify a particular dollar amount in your will. Or, you may leave a percentage of your estate. Finally, you may leave a percentage of what remains after taking care of your loved ones. Click here for sample language that you may share with the attorney writing your will or codicil.
Gifts with Life Income
The AHRC New York City Foundation Pooled Income Fund allows you to make a gift to the Foundation and receive income on the gift during your lifetime. Your gift, along with the gifts of other donors, is invested in a bond fund, and the income is distributed proportionately at the end of each quarter. The income can benefit another person, such as a spouse, as well as yourself. When a donor dies, the principal amount of his/her gift is withdrawn from the fund and given to the AHRC New York City Foundation to benefit programs and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Click here to read our brochure, Questions and Answers about the AHRC New York City Foundation Pooled Income Fund.
Gifts of Life Insurance
Perhaps you own a life insurance policy that you no longer need for its originally intended purpose. You may choose to make the AHRC New York City Foundation the beneficiary or co-beneficiary of the policy. You may also purchase a new policy for the benefit of the AHRC New York City Foundation. This may result in a gift that is much larger than its cost.
Gifts of Retirement Plan Assets
Money in a tax-deferred retirement plan--such as an IRA or 401(k)--that is left to an individual’s heirs can be subject to both income and estate taxes. Taxes can erode a substantial part of these assets. If money in such plans is left to the AHRC New York City Foundation, however, the Foundation receives the full amount. You may therefore wish to consider providing for loved ones from other assets and making the AHRC New York City Foundation the beneficiary or co-beneficiary of your retirement-plan assets.
For More Information
For more information about making a planned gift to the AHRC New York City Foundation, send an e-mail to email@example.com, or contact us at:
AHRC New York City Foundation, Inc.
83 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10038-4812
The AHRC New York City Foundation advises you to consult your legal, financial and tax advisers when considering a planned gift. These Web pages are provided for information only, and the AHRC New York City Foundation does not warrant or ensure their content.