YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE – HERE ARE
Armenia Fund USA’s many projects offer multiple opportunities
in which our donors can make a difference in the lives of men,
women, and children in Armenia and Nargorno-Karabakh. And, because
each donor’s interest and ability differs, below is a list of
some of the ways that YOU can give to Armenia Fund USA.
Our volunteers are the life-blood of our activities and fund-raising
events. From people in the local New York area who help with our
annual phone-a-thon and telethon activities to those people who
help with our regional events, we simply have to say “THANK YOU.”
We always have need for graphic designers, writers, special events
regional host and committee members, and other volunteers. Check
the Volunteer Opportunities page for
Until the day money grows on trees and we have an orchard of
our own, cash gifts will remain the critical underpinning of our
operations. To donate today, please go to our Online
Donation page. Or, you can mail a gift directly to our offices
at 594 Valley Health Plaza, Paramus, NJ 07652.
To make a recurring monthly gift by credit card or through your
checking account, please go to our Online
Donation page. Also, you can contact our offices at 212-689-5307.
GIFTS TO MEMORIALIZE OR HONOR THAT SPECIAL PERSON
Donors often wish to make a donation in memoriam or in honor
of someone special or “in lieu of flowers”. Such donations will
leave a lasting legacy that builds sustainable infrastructure
and social foundations in Armenia and Karabakh. You can make such
a gift by visiting our Online Donation
page or sending your gift to our offices. If you would like a
card sent by Armenia Fund USA to the honoree or to the family
of someone being memorialized, please be sure we have their address.
The names of honorees and those memorialized are published in
CORPORATE MATCHING GIFTS
Many companies, small and large, allocate funds to support non-profit
organizations that their employees contribute to. Matching gifts
are an easy way to increase your giving without taking another
dollar out of your pocket. Please check a
list of companies that maintain or in the past have maintained
“Matching Gifts Programs”.
Savings bonds are a great way to give “more.”
If you have purchased government savings bonds over the years,
the income has grown. Although income tax is not incurred on the
interest while it is being accrued, you, your beneficiaries and/or
heirs will be taxed. Donation of saving bonds will ease burden
of the taxpayer.
A bequest is a way to give to Armenia Fund USA through your will.
Check with your attorney to learn about the ways this could help
you save on or avoid estate and gift taxes.
GIFTS OF PROPERTY
Armenia Fund USA welcomes donations of homes, buildings and other
property. Although there are some restrictions on what we are
able to accept, we encourage donors to check with us.
GIFTS OF APPRECIATED SECURITIES
A gift of appreciated publicly traded securities can bring tax
savings. It can allow you to avoid paying capital gains on the
increased value of the security. Also, you may receive a charitable
deduction for the full market value of the security when the gift
is made, subject to the same limitations described under gifts
of real estate.
LIFE INSURANCE GIFTS
While you are making plans for your family’s future, please consider
remembering Armenia Fund USA as a beneficiary. Also, increasingly
attractive to donors as a way to leave a legacy, is the contribution
of an existing or new life insurance policy. By designating Armenia
Fund USA as the owner and beneficiary of a life insurance policy,
the premiums are tax deductible. (Check with your attorney
or accountant to make sure this applies in your individual case.)
There are four additional ways to give a planned gift, besides
bequests, life insurance and others mentioned above. As with
all gifts of this type, please check with your attorney or accountant
to make sure a particular type of gift is in your best interest
and available in your state.
- Charitable Gift Annuities (CGA) – A Charitable Gift
Annuity is a contractual arrangement between you and Armenia
Fund USA that is available in most states.
- Charitable Remainder Trusts – This is an easily established
charitable trust that can provide a current charitable deduction
to you in addition to income to you or Armenia Fund USA during
- Retained Life Estate – Transferring ownership of a
personal residence while you are alive is a good way to support
the organization while receiving income tax deductions and still
enjoying the use of the property for the rest of your life.
- Charitable Lead Trust – This can offer individuals
with very large estates a way to benefit a non-profit organization
and still pass principal to family members with minimized tax
INDIVIDUAL RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS
By naming Armenia Fund USA as the beneficiary there will be no
taxes incurred on the deferred income. If left to an individual,
taxes will be incurred.
TELL A FRIEND!
And, last but not least, please tell a friend about Armenia Fund
USA. Direct them to our website or have them call us for more
MAKE THE DIFFERENCE!