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Donating to St. Helena Preschool For All: Your Guide to Making a Difference

At St. Helena Preschool For All, we greatly value your support in our mission to provide quality early childhood education. Your contributions play a vital role in shaping young lives and empowering our community. Here's what you need to know about donating non-cash assets and making a meaningful impact:

We want to make the donation process as straightforward as possible. Whether you're considering donating stocks, IRAs, RMDs, or other non-cash assets, we're here to provide the necessary information and support:

1. Tax Benefits:
Donating non-cash assets can offer potential tax benefits. When you donate appreciated securities or direct IRA distributions, you may enjoy tax advantages. Consult your tax advisor to understand how these contributions align with your financial goals.                                                   

2. Easy Procedures:
We've streamlined our donation procedures to make the process simple for you. Our user-friendly online platform and in-person options ensure your donation is efficiently recorded and acknowledged.

FAQs:Answering Your Questions:

Q1: How can I donate stocks or securities?
A: Donating stocks is easy. Contact our Fundraising Team at [contact information] for transfer instructions. We'll guide you through the process, ensuring proper valuation and acknowledgment.

Q2: Can I donate from my IRA or fulfill RMDs?
A: Yes, you can direct IRA distributions or Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) to support our mission. Talk to your financial advisor and provide our nonprofit's information to your IRA custodian.

Q3: What is the value of my donation?
A: For stocks and securities, the value is determined by the average market value on the transfer date. For RMDs, the distribution amount is applied. You'll receive an acknowledgment letter for your records.

Q4: How do I receive my acknowledgment for tax purposes?
A: After each donation, we'll promptly send you an acknowledgment letter confirming the details of your contribution, including the value on the transfer date. Keep this letter for tax reporting.

Q5: Can I make in-person donations?
A: Absolutely. You can schedule an appointment with our team to make an in-person donation. We'll be happy to assist you.

Your Support Makes a Difference:
Your generosity fuels our efforts to provide a strong foundation for young learners. By donating non-cash assets, you help build a brighter future for our children and community.

Have More Questions? Contact Us:
If you have any questions or need assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to our Fundraising Team at [contact information]. We're here to help you make a meaningful impact through your contributions.

Thank you for your dedication to St. Helena Preschool For All's mission. Together, we're making a positive change in the lives of our students and families.


Contributing Stocks

  1. Tax Deductions: Donating appreciated stocks can provide you with a tax deduction for the fair market value of the donated stock, up to 30% of your adjusted gross income. This can potentially reduce your taxable income and lower your tax liability.                                                                          

  2. Avoiding Capital Gains Tax: By donating appreciated stocks, you can avoid capital gains tax that you would have incurred if you sold the stock. This allows you to contribute more to the cause you care about.                                                         

  3. Leveraging Assets: If you have stocks that have grown significantly in value, donating them directly can be more advantageous than selling them and then donating the cash.

Contributing from IRAs:

  1. Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs): If you're 70½ or older, you can make a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) directly from your Traditional IRA to a qualified charity like St. Helena Preschool For All. QCDs can count towards your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) and are excluded from your taxable income, potentially lowering your overall tax liability.                                                                          

  2. Reduced Taxable Income: Since QCDs aren't considered part of your adjusted gross income, they can help lower your Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI), which may impact your Medicare premiums and other tax calculations.


Contributing RMDs:

  1. Fulfilling Your RMD Requirement: For donors who are required to take RMDs from their retirement accounts, directing all or part of your RMD to a qualified charity like St. Helena Preschool For All can help fulfill your distribution requirement while supporting a cause you believe in.                                                                      

  2. Reduced Taxable Income: Just like with QCDs, contributing RMDs directly to charity can lower your taxable income, potentially leading to lower overall tax liabilities.

General Benefits of Non-Cash Donations:

  1. Community Impact: Donating non-cash assets provides a tangible way to make a difference in your community. Your contribution directly supports programs and services that align with your values.                                                                                                                                      

  2. Legacy and Giving Back: Donating non-cash assets can be a meaningful way to leave a lasting legacy and give back to causes that have impacted your life.                                                

  3. Simplicity and Convenience: Many nonprofits, including St. Helena Preschool For All, provide support and guidance to help you navigate the donation process, making it easy and convenient for you to contribute.                                                                                                  

It's important to note that tax laws and regulations can be complex and can vary based on individual circumstances and location. To maximize the benefits of donating stocks, IRAs, or RMDs, it's recommended to consult with a qualified financial advisor or tax professional who can provide personalized guidance based on your specific situation and goals.

"By donating stocks and non-cash assets, I'm ensuring that quality education continues for generations to come. It's about making a real impact, creating a legacy, and contributing to something greater than myself."

Preschool For All Donor, St. Helena, CA

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