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On behalf of all those in our care, many thanks for considering a gift to The Ohio Masonic Communities. Here are a few different ways you can give:
Make your gift online, either as a one-time or recurring gift. We accept direct debit, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover Card. You may also set up credit card gifts and direct debit contributions by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not email credit card information.
Many employers will match contributions to The Ohio Masonic Communities Foundation. Please check with your company’s human resources office to see whether your personal gifts can be doubled or even tripled by your firm. The process is usually simple, and the additional support is much appreciated.
Gifts that pay you income for life are a tool that can provide for both your family and for The Ohio Masonic Communities Foundation. Charitable gift annuities and charitable trusts generally provide income during your life, tax deductions (both income and estate), and avoidance of capital gains taxes. There are a variety of gift planning options that can be used to help donors meet their obligations to themselves and their families while simultaneously supporting The Ohio Masonic Communities now and in the future.
If you are over age 70½ and have an IRA account, you are required to take annual distributions to satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD). Individuals may elect to distribute up to $100,000 per year directly from IRA accounts to The Ohio Masonic Communities Foundation, without increasing your adjusted gross income (AGI). While these distributions generally do not qualify for an income tax deduction, a “charitable IRA rollover” is a great way to satisfy your RMD and make a nice gift, especially so now that the standard deductions have been increased and many people will no longer choose to itemize.
In order to help us process and acknowledge your gift in a timely fashion, please call the office at 1-888-248-2664 regarding your intent to donate appreciated shares. Stock gifts are acknowledged based on the date they are received in The Ohio Masonic Communities Foundation account. Please allow time for your broker to process your request, especially at the end of December and June.
The Ohio Masonic Communities Foundation, a corporation organized under Ohio not-for-profit corporation law, federal Tax ID number 31-1451818.