How To Donate

Planned Giving

Planned Giving

Planned giving allows individuals to defer giving until a future date, either a number of years from now or at death.  Planned giving can be accomplished through a variety of ways.

  1. Bequests – a gift made at time of death through either a will or a trust.   This can include cash, investments or property.  A simple line in your will or trust naming the Foundation as a recipient and the amount to be gifted will provide a future gift on your behalf.  Please contact us to discuss specific uses of your bequest.
  2. Trusts – A charitable trust gift is designed to give you ongoing income, immediate tax relief and confirms your commitment to helping those in our community.  With a Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) as a part of your estate plan, assets are transferred to the trust where appreciated assets can be sold without incurring capital gains tax.  A percentage of the Trust’s value is paid to the donor, with the remaining balance being paid to the charity.
  3. Life Insurance and Retirement Plans – Charities can be named as the beneficiary of life insurance policies and retirement plans.
  4. Real Estate – Real estate may be donated to a charity while allowing the donor to remain in the home for life (life estate).

 

Tribute Giving

Commemorate the life of a loved one, or honor someone special by making a gift on his/her behalf.  Tribute gifts will be acknowledged in the following ways:

  • Honored individuals or groups will be sent a letter informing them of the Tribute Gift. The amount of the gift is not included.
  • For Tribute Gifts in memory of someone, a letter expressing sympathy and the sentiment made with the gift will be sent to the family. The amount of the gift is not included.
  • Tribute gifts may be made any time throughout the year. To make a tribute gift of less than $500, you can use our online contribution option.

For more information on tribute gifts and other giving opportunities with the Foundation, contact  Lori Carozzoni at 814.234.4460 or by email at info@jbgriffinfoundation.com.

Corporate Giving

Making a corporate donation is a simple and meaningful way to take a leadership role in the community and to demonstrate to employees and customers that your company cares about the community in which we live and do business.