There are various and equally important ways to support the SMA Foundation and its educational efforts. In addition to fundraising efforts held throughout the year, there are many ways to contribute! The SMA Foundation greatly appreciates all gifts regardless of size.
The SMA Foundation holds a variety of fundraisers each year including raffles, auctions and other events. Help support the foundation by participation in these efforts.
Memorial Gifts and Bequests
Support the SMA Foundation in the way of a memorial gift or bequest. Memorial gifts enable friends and family to share memories and contribute gifts in memory of, or in honor of, a loved one. These contributions are recognized and recorded in the permanent record of the Foundation. A bequest in your will includes options of designating a specific amount of money, property or percentage of the residue of your estate.
Gifts of Stock
Your broker can assist you in making a gift of stock via a direct transfer. Giving a gift of publicly traded stock that has increased in value and that you have owned for more than one year may provide greater tax benefits than giving cash. Your charitable income tax deduction is equal to the fair market value of the stock and you avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the current value over the original cost of the stock. You may also save by not incurring brokerage fees because you are transferring ownership rather than selling the stock.
Deferred or planned gifts enable the Foundation to plan for the future because they will be realized at some later date. You can make a planned gift by naming the Southwest Movers Foundation as a beneficiary of a paid-up life insurance policy. A gift of life insurance entitles you to a tax deduction equal to your cost basis in the policy or its replacement cost, whichever is less.
Workplace Contributions and Matching Gifts
The SMA Foundation accepts workplace contributions from member companies as well. SMA staff can help you develop a workplace giving campaign, much like a United Way campaign, in your business.
Increase your donation with employer matching funds. Many employers will match the personal donations of its employees and associates. The program can be in conjunction with a workplace contribution campaign.