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MEMORIAL AND TRIBUTE GIFTS

Memorial gifts are caring ways of recognizing and remembering loved ones.

Tribute gifts are meaningful ways to celebrate life’s notable occasions – births, weddings, graduations, birthdays, anniversaries – or to honor a cherished friend or family member.

A memorial or tribute gift to Maine Family Planning will be acknowledged promptly and appropriately. You can make your memorial or tribute gift online or by mailing your check and an explanation of your gift to P.O. Box 587, Augusta, ME 04332-0587 ATTN: Development.

WORKPLACE GIVING

Maine Family Planning is eligible to receive your charitable donation made through your workplace. United Way and Benevity are two examples of giving programs. You can also give through the Community Health Charities campaign.

MATCHING GIFTS

Many employers, or former employers if you are a retiree, will match your charitable contribution to Maine Family Planning. This can double or even triple your gift! Obtain a matching gift form from your human resources department, complete the employee portion, and enclose it with your donation.

GIFTS OF APPRECIATED SECURITIES (STOCK)

Giving stocks, bonds, and mutual fund shares that have increased in value, and that you have owned for more than one year, often can provide greater tax benefits than giving cash. Please call our Development Department at 207.622.7524 x3930 when you make such a gift; the donor’s name doesn’t always appear on a stock transfer, and we want to be able to thank you! Always consult with your tax/investment professional or attorney before making a charitable gift.

PARTY WITH A PURPOSE

Bringing together your friends, neighbors, family members, or coworkers is a fun way to spread the word about our mission, the importance of advocating for reproductive rights and health care, and raise money! Best of all, we’ll do practically all the work. Call our Development Department at 207.622.7524 x3919 to learn more about hosting a House Party for Maine Family Planning.

GIFTS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES

Contributions of products or services can fulfill a variety of needs at Maine Family Planning, especially in relation to capital projects or special events. Call our Development Department at 207.622.7524 x3919 to make your in-kind gift.

Maine Family Planning is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Click here to reach Maine Family Planning’s Guidestar report. 

Reproductive Justice Champions

Reproductive Justice Champions are donors who make regular gifts to Maine Family Planning by participating in our scheduled giving program. With your authorization, we can automatically charge your credit card monthly, quarterly, etc. The minimum gift per month is $5.00.

  • two people working at a tableScheduled giving is reliable and provides Maine Family Planning with a dependable, year-round source of funding.
  • Scheduled giving is cost effective and saves paper and postage costs.
  • Scheduled giving is convenient and enables you to budget your giving over 12 months.

Click here to become a Reproductive Justice Champion or call our Development Department at 207.622.7524 x3930.

Maine Family Planning is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Planned Giving

Planned gifts enable you to make a lasting impact on Maine Family Planning and can inspire others to join in your commitment. Selecting the right planned giving vehicle also can reduce estate and income taxes, maximize financial and tax benefits, and empower you to make a larger gift than you ever thought possible.

Bequests

Many people believe that their assets are insufficient to make a “meaningful” gift to a charity they love. Yet everyone, no matter what the size of their estate, should have a will. A will is the easiest and most popular way to ensure that the people and organizations you care about receive what you want them to receive after your death – be it property or cash.

Happy family standing together on a bridge in the forestSample Bequest Language

Bequests are not difficult to compose. Here are a few examples of how to develop a bequest.

Specific Bequest

“I give, devise and bequeath [identify here a specific sum of money, a percentage of your estate, or a specific asset] to Family Planning Association of Maine, Inc., d/b/a Maine Family Planning, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization located at 43 Gabriel Drive, Augusta, ME 04330, to be used for its general purposes.”

Residuary Bequest

A gift of any remainder after all other bequests have been paid.

“I give, devise and bequeath all [or a percentage – for example, fifty percent (50%)] of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both real and personal to Family Planning Association of Maine, Inc., d/b/a Maine Family Planning, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization located at 43 Gabriel Drive, Augusta, ME 04330, to be used for its general purposes.”

Gifts of Life Insurance

You can make a planned gift by naming the Family Planning Association of Maine, Inc. d/b/a Maine Family Planning as the beneficiary or owner of your life insurance policy. If you have an existing life insurance policy that is no longer needed to protect your family or business, you can name Maine Family Planning as the policy’s beneficiary. You also can purchase a new life insurance policy to benefit Maine Family Planning.

Gifts Through Trusts

A charitable lead trust can provide substantial support to Maine Family Planning now, and later pass assets on to heirs with a minimum of gift or estate taxes. Charitable remainder trusts are useful for those who wish to make a charitable gift to Maine Family Planning and receive income for their lifetimes and/or the lifetimes of others.

The 1971 Legacy Society

The 1971 Legacy Society is a special group of friends and supporters who have chosen to invest in the future of Maine Family Planning through gifts in their wills and/or estate plans. For more information, see below.

Always consult with your attorney or financial advisor before making any type of planned gift.

Maine Family Planning is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

The 1971 Legacy Society

The 1971 Legacy Society is a special group of friends and supporters who have chosen to invest in the future of Maine Family Planning through gifts in their wills and/or estate plans.

If you have made a planned gift arrangement that benefits Maine Family Planning, please inform the Development Department by completing the Intention Form below and either submitting it online or mailing it to: Maine Family Planning, Attn: Development Department, P.O. Box 587, Augusta, ME 04332-0587.

Please consult with your attorney or financial advisor before making any type of planned gift.

Maine Family Planning is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

The 1971 Legacy Society Intention Form

If it is your intention to provide for Maine Family Planning (MFP) with a bequest or other future gift, we wish to thank you and properly acknowledge you during your lifetime. This Intention Form is not a legal document; it simply allows us to appreciate and recognize your generosity.

The 1971 Legacy Society Intention Form
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