Other Ways of Giving: Planned Giving A Gift in Your Will or Living Trust Interested in helping Easter Seals create pathways to opportunity for children and adults with disabilities but feel overwhelmed by the thought of writing another check or giving up your assets today? A simple, flexible and versatile way to ensure we can continue our work for years to come is a gift in your will or living trust, known as a charitable bequest.
By including a bequest to Easter Seals in your will or living trust, you help ensure that everyone has the opportunity to thrive well into the future. Your gift also entitles your estate to an unlimited federal estate tax charitable deduction.
You can use the following assets to fund a bequest:
Cash -- A gift of cash is one of the most popular ways to support us after your lifetime. You may gift a specified sum of money or a percentage of your estate.
Appreciated Securities -- (Stocks) A gift in your will or trust of securities often allows you to make larger gifts than you could during your lifetime.
Real Estate -- avoid the administrative hassles of selling real estate during your lifetime, give it to us through
Workplace Giving Workplace giving programs provide an easy way to support Easter Seals West Alabama. Simply sign up for your employer’s workplace giving campaign and use automatic payroll deduction to make your donation. Easter Seals is a proud partner of Community Health Charities (CHC). CHC represents our nation’s most trusted health-related charities in workplace giving campaigns nationwide. Look for Easter Seals listed under CHC in public and private sector campaigns. Federal government employees and members of the U.S. Military Forces can support Easter Seals through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).
Matching Gifts Be sure to ask your employer if they have a matching gift fund and ask them to match your gift to Easter Seals West Alabama. All gifts made to Easter Seals through workplace giving are tax deductible. Corporate Employee Gift Programs Many national and local corporations offer their employees an opportunity to make a charitable donation through payroll deductions. If your employer partners with Community Health Charities (CHC), look for the Easter Seals listing under CHC. If your employer offers an independent campaign, ask your program administrator how to designate your gift to Easter Seals West Alabama.
Other Information: INFORM EASTER SEALS OF YOUR INTENT TO TRANSFER SECURITIES ELECTRONICALLY OR VIA MAIL It is important that you contact Easter Seals to inform us of your intent to transfer securities, electronically or via mail, to our brokerage account. To ensure that we will be able to identify and thank you and acknowledge your gift for IRS purposes, please inform us of your intent to transfer securities.
SENDING SHARES ELECTRONICALLY If you hold shares in a brokerage account, you may request that your broker transfer shares electronically.