If you would like assistance with planning a gift to LRSS, please contact Rob Blizard, our new development director. He is happy to help you anytime with any giving discussions you would like to have.
He has 20 years of experience working with donors on all types of gifts and in all aspects of fundraising. He can help you structure a substantial gift to LRSS for while you are living or after you pass.
For gifts during your lifetime, you or your business might consider not only a significant cash donation, but also a gift-in-kind of tangible supplies or equipment, or an intangible pro bono gift of expertise. You can make gifts of stock and other securities (bonds, mutual fund shares, etc.) as well as from your IRA, if you are over age 70½, in a taxwise manner.
If you are considering a contribution to help the charity after your death, he can assist you with the basics of planning a gift in your will or trust.
There are many ways to arrange a bequest—for a specific dollar amount, a percentage, the residuary amount left after gifts to heirs and expenses, etc. If you are generous enough to remember LRSS in your will, please be sure to include our IRS identification number in your estate planning document: 54-1285712. This number is analogous to a Social Security number for businesses and including it in your document ensures there is no confusion between LRSS and any other nonprofit about which one is the beneficiary.
Rob can provide basic information on setting up charitable trusts, designating us as a beneficiary on a financial account (including your retirement plan) or other asset such as life insurance, or contributing works of real estate, artwork or jewelry. There are also more complex gifts like a retained life estate, which allows you to donate your home and take a current tax deduction, while permitting you to live there for the rest of your life.
Rob is unallowed by law to advise you about any of these giving methods but he can provide you and your estate planner with information on the basics to get started.
Just give Rob a call at 703-893-0068 ext. 1800 or e-mail him at email@example.com, and he will be glad to meet with you to talk about donations to LRSS.
We look forward to hearing from all of you! Thank you so much for considering a planned gift to help LRSS’s clients in the future. Without your support, we cannot continue to be the vital lifeline we are today and ensure that those in need will continue to live the rich, full lives they deserve.