CASH & ANNUAL PLEDGE

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Cash Annual Pledge

How to Give Cash, Check & Credit Cards

Gifts of cash are the most common form of contributions to the the Northshore Schools Foundation. A gift of cash is easy to make, and the gift is not subject to gift or estate tax. A contribution of cash or by a check that is postmarked in December is deductible for that tax year – even if the Northshore Schools Foundation receives it in January – provided the account against which the check was written had sufficient funds to cover it in December. A contribution by credit card must be made by December 31 in order to be deductible for that tax year. A cash gift entitles you to a charitable income-tax deduction for the amount of your gift.

How It Works

    • You transfer cash to the Northshore Schools Foundation—via a check through the mail or online by debit or credit card. All gifts by check will be accepted by Northshore Schools Foundation regardless of amount.

 

    • The Northshore Schools Foundation can put your gift to immediate use as an unrestricted gift, or your gift may be designated for a particular cause, program or endowment.

 

    • Gifts may be designated to a particular program or project at the Northshore School District, approved by the Northshore Schools Foundation. Designated gifts must be reviewed by the the Foundation and marked with the designation. More information about designated gifts here.

 

  • You receive a charitable deduction, recognized immediately with a receipt and at the end of the year with a year-end donation statement from the Foundation.

Benefits

  • You provide immediate support for the Northshore Schools Foundation
  • Your gift is made simply and quickly
  • You receive a federal income-tax deduction

If you are eligible for individual deductions, you may deduct up to 50% of your adjusted gross income for the year of your gift. If all deductible gifts in a year exceed the 50% limit, you may carry the excess amount over as a deduction for up to five more years.

Next Steps

  • Donate now online
  • Mail your donation to: Northshore Schools Foundation, 3330 Monte Villa Parkway, Bothell WA 98021
  • Contact us to make a pledge

Guidelines

  • Checks should always be made payable to the Northshore Schools Foundation. In no event should a check be made payable to an individual who represents the Foundation.

How to Give – Pledges & Annual Gifts

Making a pledge allows you to make a significant contribution in support of our programs while not having to supply the full donation all at once. Based on the pledge amount you choose, we will schedule your payments in a way that helps you stay within your budget and still fulfill your pledge by the end of a designated time period. Your annual pledge provides the Foundation with sustainable support, allowing us to make longer-term funding and investment decisions that support students and best business practices. Pledges may be payable in single or multiple installments and may not exceed 5 years in duration.

How It Works

  • You contact the Northshore Schools Foundation with your intent to make a pledge.
  • You fill out a pledge card specifying the amount of your pledge and the payment terms that will work for you.
    a. Pledges paid by check should be mailed to: Northshore Schools Foundation, 3330 Monte Villa Parkway, Bothell WA 98021 with the first installment of the pledge.
    b. Pledges of credit can be made on line at our GreatNonProfits.org page.
  • The Northshore Schools Foundation can put your gift to immediate use as an unrestricted gift or your gift may be designated for a particular cause, program or endowment.
  • Gifts may be designated to a particular program or project at the Northshore School District, approved by the Northshore Schools Foundation. Designated gifts must be reviewed by the Foundation and marked with the designation. Learn more about designated gifts.
  • You receive a charitable deduction, recognized immediately with a receipt and at the end of the year with a year-end donation statement from the Foundation.

Benefits

  • You provide sustainable support for the Northshore Schools Foundation.
  • You can make a large contribution and minimize its impact on your finances by making smaller payments.
  • You can make a large financial commitment, payable at the time of year that benefits your personal finances.
  • You receive a federal income-tax deduction.

Next Steps

Please note that no information on this website should be considered as the rendering of legal, accounting or other professional advice. Please consult your personal tax and financial advisors before implementing a planned gift to charity, including the Northshore Schools Foundation. These investment options may have specific consequences for your estate planning. As always, we would be pleased to discuss in confidence how your gift can impact Northshore students.