There are many ways of supporting Family Services, our mission and our commitment to our community.

Gifts should be made payable to Family Services Inc. For any questions please call Wendy Enderson at 301-840-3208 or wendy.enderson@fs-inc.org

Direct Gifts

Planned Gifts


Direct Gifts

Cash Equivalent

Cash/check

Cash gift is the easiest and can provide an immediate income tax charitable deduction for your gift. Many are made by check written to Family Services.

Credit Card

Family Services gratefully accepts gifts made on Mastercard, VISA, Discover and American Express. Please contact Wendy Enderson at 301-840-3208 or
wendy.enderson@fs-inc.org for more information on how to give using a credit card.

Endowments

An endowment allows you to support Family Services endeavors in perpetuity. A principal gift from you is invested prudently and the interest drawn each year is spent annually in support of Family Services. For further information about endowment gifts Wendy Enderson at 301-840-3208 or wendy.enderson@fs-inc.org.

Matching Gift

Many local employers will match your charitable gift. If your employer does match your gift to Family Services doubles in value. Please contact your Human Resources office at your employer for more information

Payroll Deduction

For Employees of Family Services, Click here to download a payroll deduction form. For further information about payroll deduction gifts, contact Wendy Enderson at 301-840-3208 or wendy.enderson@fs-inc.org.

Pledges

A pledge allows you to be recognized immediately for a gift of cash you may pay in increments over a period of time determined by you. For further information about pledges please contact Wendy Enderson at 301-840-3208 or wendy.enderson@fs-inc.org.

In-kind

Family Services accepts in-kind donations, click here for our wish list. Any in-kind donation is subject to the approval of the department it will be used and the Gift Acceptance policy of Family Services Inc. Please click here for the in-kind gift application.

To be eligible for income tax charitable deduction, the donor is responsible for determining the value for an item if the fair market value is $5,000 or less. If the item is greater than $5,000 the donor is responsible for obtaining an independent qualified appraisal for the item.

IRA Rollovers Gifts

If you are presently 70 ½ years old, you can help Family Services Inc. to change the lives of families in our community by making a gift of any amount (up to $100,000 per year) directly from your Roth or traditional IRA.

Speak to you tax advisor to determine if this method of giving benefits you

Securities

Giving appreciated stock offers you potentially two tax savings. You can avoid paying capital gains tax on the increased value of stock. Also you receive a tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift. Please speak to your tax advisor about this gift or depreciated stock, too.

Planned Gifts

Beneficiary Designations

Family Services is grateful to be listed as a beneficiary of life insurance policies, commercial annuities, pay on death accounts, retirement plans or other plans that are for a term of years.

Bequests

There are times our friends find that making bequest through their will is a simple way to make a significant gift to Family Services. Please be sure to include Family Services Tax ID in your will.

Charitable Gift Annuities

In return for a gift of cash or property Family Services agrees to pay annual fixed payments to you and your spouse or others you name, every year for the rest of the annuitants’ life. The donor receives a charitable tax deduction in the year for the gift, which can be carried for up to 5 additional years. Additionally payments are partially tax free. The annuity rates are suggested by the American Council on Gift Annuities.

Charitable Trust

Family Services graciously accepts proceeds from charitable remainder and charitable lead trust. Charitable remainder trust are generally valued at least $150,000 and pay designated beneficiaries for a term of years and the remainder is left to the charity or charities of choice. Charitable lead trust are generally valued in millions and pay one or more charities foe a term of years preserving the remainder for heirs.