Use the payment form to make a gift by check or credit card.
Any gift to the Foundation for Self Leadership can be made in honor or memory of a special person. The person being honored or the next-of-kin will receive notice that such a gift was made by you without reference to the gift amount.
Many companies offer a matching gift program that can multiply the amount of the gift at no cost to you. Check with your company’s human resources department to determine eligibility and obtain a matching gift application. Retirees, board members and spouses of employees may also be eligible.
There are several financial benefits to transferring appreciated securities: you receive the full current market value of the stock on the date of transfer; that amount is deductible on federal income tax returns; and you avoid capital gains.
If you have a traditional Individual Retirement Account, you must begin taking minimum required distributions once you reach the age of 70½ and these distributions are taxable at ordinary income rates.
If you don't want or need the money, you can distribute the minimum required amount as a charitable gift, in which case you avoid paying income tax on the distributions.
Go to Smile.Amazon.com and register the Foundation as the beneficiary of your Amazon purchases. Then make your Amazon purchases from the AmazonSmile platform. For every eligible dollar you spend on Amazon, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.50% to the Foundation for Self Leadership and no cost to you.