The Case for Giving

       • Someone you know asked you to give, and you wanted to help them;
• You felt emotionally moved by someone's story;
• You want to feel you are not powerless in the face of need and can help;
• You want to feel you are changing someone's life;
• You feel a sense of closeness to the community or our organization;
• You need a tax deduction;
• You want to memorialize someone (who is struggling or someone who has passed on);
• You were raised to give to charities - it's a tradition in your family;
• You want to be "hip" and supporting AMH is in style;
• It makes you feel connected to other people and builds your social network;
• You want to create a positive image for your children, for yourself or for your company;
• You want to leave a legacy that perpetuates you/your family name, your ideals or your cause;
• You feel fortunate (or guilty) and want to give something back to others;
• You give for religious reasons (we are a Jubilee Ministry) - God wants you to share your affluence;
• You want to be seen as a leader/role model.


Whatever your reason(s) for wanting to give, just know it is the right thing to do, so lead by example, and give with purpose...we need your help.  We are a community helping its own...Live United.

 

       The Aaron McNeil House gives voice to those who do not have one.

 

Definition: Bequests are the transfers of wealth that occur upon a donor's death and that include transfers by means of a will or a trust. Bequests can take several forms such as:

 

Specific bequest - a certain amount of cash, securities, or property.

General bequest - property that is similar to all other items distributed, usually cash.

Percentage bequest - a stated percentage of the donor's estate.

Residual bequest - all or portions of what remains of the estate after specific and

general bequests are distributed.

Besides a straight bequest, you can also set up a trust that will benefit charitable organizations during or after your lifetime (see charitable remainder trust and charitable lead trust). Another way to leave money is to name one or more nonprofits as beneficiaries of an insurance policy or as the recipient of your IRA or retirement fund.

Also Known As: Planned Gift

Example:

The donor designates that 35 percent of his/her gross estate be given to the Aaron McNeil House.