The impact of a contribution can be greatly increased by a matching employer gift. When considering a donation, consult with your employer, and if applicable, forward the completed matching gift form to the development office with your contribution.
Gifts of stocks and securities benefit you and 21CL. This type of gift is tax-deductible and you may avoid paying capital gains tax on the appreciated stock or security. If this may be an option for you, please consult with your own legal, tax, and estate planning professionals.
We encourage and value future gifts made through one’s estate. Bequests are the most common way for donors to make their ultimate gift to 21CL. Including 21st Century Leaders in your will is a meaningful way to support the work that we do and ensure our future prosperity. Called a charitable bequest, this type of gift offers these main benefits:
Just a few sentences in your will or trust are all that is needed. Share the sample bequest language for 21CL with your estate planning attorney: “I give and bequeath to the Board of Directors of 21st Century Leaders in Decatur, Georgia the sum of $$$ (or % or remainder of my estate) to be used for the general purposes of the organization at the direction of the Board of Directors.”
Because you are not actually making a gift until after your lifetime, you can change your mind at any time.
You can structure the bequest to leave a specific item or amount of money, make the gift contingent on certain events, or leave a percentage of your estate to us.
If your estate is subject to estate tax, your gift is entitled to an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift’s full value.
To make a charitable bequest, you need a current will or revocable living trust. In many cases, you can easily include 21CL through a simple codicil without redrafting your entire will.
Your gift can be made as a percentage of your estate. Or you can make a specific bequest by giving a certain amount of cash, securities or property. After your lifetime, 21CL receives your gift. Please contact the Development Office for more information.
There are sometimes opportunities to make an in-kind donation for a special project or need at 21CL. Please contact the Development Office to discuss your in-kind gift or view our on-going wishlist.
21CL In-kind Donation Wish List
- Laptop computers
- Paper Shredder
- Conference tables
- Printer paper
- Printer ink/toner
- Mac laptops
- Video camera
- Gift cards
- Sporting tickets