Charitable gifts are one of the most important and fulfilling ways you can help shape the world around you. Within the National Exchange Club Foundation, charitable gifts go to one of two main funds, the Program Fund or the Endowment Fund.
The Program Fund allows the Foundation to support a predictable level of recurring programming from year to year. This fund is used to underwrite the Programs of Service of the National Exchange Club and its national project, The Prevention of Child Abuse.
The Endowment Fund helps ensure the future of the Foundation and secures its ability to support the National Exchange Club Programs of Service into the future. This fund's principal is permanently invested and only interest and dividend earnings from the fund are used to support the programs of Exchange.
The Program Fund and the Endowment Fund are equally deserving of support; indeed, they complement one another. The Program Fund supports the Foundation's programs today and the Endowment Fund is used to secure those programs for tomorrow.
Annual giving contributions are essential, because they provide flexible, immediate funds for annual program and operating expenses.
National Exchange Club members receive an annual giving appeal in November, and this campaign continues throughout the year. Anyone wishing to make a gift can click here and indicate "Annual Giving" in the comments field.
Named in honor of Exchange's founder, Charles A. Berkey, the Berkey Fellowship honors outstanding supporters of the ideals of the National Exchange Club.
Charles Berkey Fellowships are awarded in appreciation for lump sum contributions of $1,000 or more to the NEC Foundation Endowment Fund. Gifts made to the Berkey Fellowship become part of the Endowment Fund, a permanent bank of funds for the NEC Foundation.
Gifts are honored and protected in perpetuity, as the Endowment Fund's principal is permanently invested, and only interest earnings from the fund are used to support the programs of Exchange.
The National Exchange Club Foundation Heritage Society recognizes those who make a commitment of planned giving to the National Exchange Club and its programs. Membership in the Heritage Society is accorded to individuals and/or families who have indicated in writing their intention to include the National Exchange Club Foundation in their estates.
Estate planning is an important part of every person's life plan regardless of age. Please consider including the NEC Foundation in your estate planning. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gifts of appreciated securities or stock can be one of the most advantageous ways of giving to the National Exchange Club Foundation. If you have owned the stock for more than one year, you may deduct the full fair market value and at the same time, bypass all capital gain taxes.
As always, the National Exchange Club Foundation is able to accept gifts of stock. Please consult with your financial advisor.
Celebrate, congratulate and commemorate with a special gift to the National Exchange Club Foundation. A memorial gift is a meaningful way to honor a person's legacy. When you make a donation, an acknowledgement is provided to you and a personalized notification is provided to the person, or the family of the person being honored or memorialized.
Campaign for Kids the NEC Foundation's annual opportunity for Exchange Clubs and others to rally together. When an Exchange Club, individual or group supports Campaign for Kids, your help is far reaching. Just some of the areas where each dollar can help are: provide free technical assistance to our Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) centers, funding of the Youth of the Year and A.C.E scholarships, increase public awareness of child abuse prevention
issue, as well as program and operating expenses for the National Exchange Club Foundation (NECF). Make plans now for your Campaign for Kids contribution.
Believe in the Blue is an annual campaign conducted in April in observance of April as Child Abuse Prevention month. It is an effort to reach families all across the nation with positive parenting tips. Exchange believes parents have the power to make positive parenting choices in the lives of their children and offers up to date materials and some easy-to-use tips to help all parents and families. Visit the Believe in the Blue web site for valuable information on positive parenting and how Exchange Clubs can participate in the campaign. A contribution to the NEC Foundation can help expand this outreach effort.
Go to www.believeintheblue.org for more details.
Your support is truly appreciated and is making a difference in the lives of children and communities across the nation.
When you give to the NEC Foundation, you are joining thousands of others in committing to the mission and goals of Exchange, its Programs of Service and its national project, the Prevention of Child Abuse. Your support translates to grant opportunities, scholarships, new child abuse prevention centers, trained staff, program development and so much more.
Disclaimer: This information is presented with the intent of providing informative materials of a general nature only and is not intended to provide legal or tax advice. Please consult with your attorney or tax advisor to determine the legal and tax effects on your personal circumstances.