Employer matching donations
Many companies have matched their employees' contributions
to Friendship Home -- doubling the impact of every single
dollar donated! To find out if your employer offers matching
donations, check with the human resources or corporate giving
personnel at your office.
Outright charitable gifts
A gift of stock can provide much needed support for Friendship
Home and offer you financial benefits as well. Publicly traded
securities (stocks, bonds, etc.) may be transferred to Friendship
Home, entitling you to an income tax deduction. With a gift
of securities to Friendship Home, you can avoid any capital
gains taxes you might be liable for if you sell the stock. Gifts
of appreciated securities that pay little or no dividends, low-earning
real estate, or life insurance policies with cash values make
especially good choices for charitable contributions. For more
information on how to make one of these donations to Friendship
Home, email the Development Director or call (402) 434-0163.
You may wish to support Friendship Home through your estate
plan. There are several ways to arrange an estate gift. The
most common is to make a bequest through your will. Many donors
also use a living trust provision to make the disposition.
In either case, the plan can be amended.
The gift can be expressed as a specific dollar amount, a specific
asset, total assets, or a percentage of the remaining assets
after expenses and other distributions. Another option is
a gift that would come to Friendship Home only if the named
beneficiary does not survive the donor.
Friendship Home suggests the following language for a bequest:
"...the Friendship Home of Lincoln Inc., a nonprofit
charitable organization in Lincoln, Nebraska..."
Other revocable options for making a gift include designating
Friendship Home as payable on death (P.O.D.) for a certificate
of deposit or other personal account. You may decide to name
Friendship Home as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy
while you retain ownership of the policy. Either method can
be done in confidence and at no cost.
Although it is not necessary to inform us of your intentions
to make an estate gift to Friendship Home, we would like the
opportunity to thank you and keep you informed of our work.
You can contact the Development
Director at (402) 434-0163.