Living Generously: Ways of Giving at Year-End

Living Generously: Ways of Giving at Year-End

Living Generously: Ways of Giving at Year-End 150 150 Way to Grow

Way to Grow is thankful for the financial support we receive that ensures children are born healthy, stay healthy, are prepared for school, and reading by third grade. This year, we are on course to deliver over 12,000 home visits to families in our community who are committed to their children’s literacy.

Want to join our family of supporters? It’s easy! There are many ways to give that will fuel our mission.

Go Online

With a few keystrokes here, you can make a one-time gift or set up an automatic monthly gift that will continue as long as you wish. Either way, we are grateful for your gift!

Mail Us a Check

We love receiving checks! Please mail your gift to Way to Grow, 201 Irving Avenue North, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55405. Your envelope will put a song in our hearts.

Shares of Stock

If you own stock that has grown in value—and that you’ve held for one year or longer—it may be tax-wise to transfer the shares to Way to Grow (rather than selling them). Here’s why:

  • First, you’ll avoid paying capital gains tax on the shares’ growth, and so will Way to Grow, which receives 100% of the proceeds tax-free as a charitable organization.
  • Second, you’ll enjoy a tax deduction for the increased full fair market value of the shares.
  • Third, it is nice to make a meaningful gift without draining your checkbook. For details, call us at 612.874.4740 and ask for Kim Bowman.

Try a QCD

If you are age 70-1/2 or older, you can support Way to Grow through a gift directly from your IRA! A Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) bypasses your federal tax return, so it is not counted as income, nor deducted as a gift. Even better, you are using pre-tax dollars to make a gift so the gift costs you less. You can give up to $100,000 each year to qualified charities this way, using already saved up dollars to serve neighbors in need. You can also add Way to Grow to your IRA beneficiary designation form to provide support after your lifetime—and become a member of our Shine Legacy Society. If you’d like assistance, please give us a phone call at 612.874.4740 and ask for Kim Bowman. 

Way to Grow cherishes gifts of all types and sizes. You have our heartfelt thanks for generously supporting our vision to ensure that every child has an opportunity to succeed in school and in life. Happy Holidays!

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