Ways to Give
A gift of appreciated securities – stocks, bonds or mutual funds – doubles the benefit to you. You will pay no capital gains tax on the transfer and you can claim a charitable income tax deduction on your income tax return for the full fair market value of the securities (up to 30% of your adjusted gross income), no matter what you initially paid for the securities. Point will receive the full value of the securities, undiminished by taxes. Download a simple instruction sheet on how to make a stock transfer to Point.
Membership in the Cornerstone Society consists of an elite group of dedicated individuals who annually support the important work of Point Foundation with a minimum contribution of $500. The Cornerstone Society represents one of Point Foundation's most important programs. Membership helps young people reclaim their own self-worth through education and makes certain that Point can continue its mission of providing scholarships, mentoring, leadership training and hope well into the future. Join today so that your contribution can be put to work to help revolutionize the face of the LGBT community through the impact of education. Click here to view Cornerstone membership levels and benefits.
Many donors demonstrate their commitment to Point Foundation and its future through bequests in their wills. The Point Foundation works with these Legacy Donors and their executors to create a program that meets both the needs of our scholarship recipients and the wishes of the donor. Past bequests have been used to create named faculty lecture series and mentoring programs in addition to named and alumni scholarships, ensuring recognition of the donor's generosity endures for generations to come. Click here for more information on bequests.
Matching gifts are a great way to involve your company with the important work of Point Foundation. Inquire with your employer if there is a way that your gift can be matched. Most companies who have these programs will match your gift dollar-for-dollar, doubling your impact.
Point Foundation offers opportunity to all donors to designate a scholarship with a name which recognizes and acknowledges a specific source, whether the donor or some person or institution they wish to honor. A one-time Named Scholarship requires a donation totaling a minimum of $100,000 over the period of an academic degree program, i.e. four years. It can be funded in the form of a single donation or with an initial donation of $25,000 with a signed pledge to provide the additional $75,000 over the next three years at the rate of at least $25,000 per year. Point Foundation will work with you to craft a Named Scholarship which can include the following: designated college or university, specific field or level of study, residential origin (e.g. a scholar either coming from or studying in a specific city or state). Point encourages the broadest and least amount of restrictions possible to ensure proper and timely selection of a student. For examples of some of our Named Scholarships, click here.
When you make a donation of $25 or more you have the option of making your donation in honor or in memory of a loved one or friend. Many donors choose to make a donation in lieu of a gift to recognize birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and other special occasions. Notification (which does not list the gift amount) will be sent to your honoree to announce your gift. To make a tribute gift online, simply click here.
Point Foundation’s Valedictorian Society is a group of new professionals who are taking an important step in fostering a personal culture of philanthropy. Membership in the Valedictorian Society is an annual contribution of between $240-$499. Payments can be scheduled monthly ($20), quarterly, or paid in full. To join the Valedictorian Society, click here.
For more information on how you can make a difference in the lives of deserving students, contact Point Foundation.
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