“I really like the fact that AARP Foundation’s programs are ongoing – that it doesn’t start something and then not support it later,” Sally said. “It’s all about people helping people get their lives back together when they have problems, and that idea speaks to us personally.” -- Sally Luckenbach, AARP Foundation donor
Nutritious and regular meals, new and marketable employment skills, a safe and affordable place to call home — these are three of the many ways donations to AARP Foundation help older Americans. We could not do it without supporters who donate both time and money to further our work. We are proud that 89 cents of every dollar we spend goes directly to our life-changing programs and services.
Outright gifts are those transferred immediately from you to AARP Foundation. Along with cash and credit card donations, the following types of donations qualify as outright gifts and may provide additional tax benefits:
- Stocks (publicly traded or closely held)
- Life insurance
- Real estate
- Personal property
- Retirement assets
You may contact AARP Foundation directly by calling 800-775-6776 (please press 2 when prompted) or by sending an e-mail to Legacy@aarp.org to learn more about the options listed above.
Major gifts are direct gifts of $1,000 or more from individuals, corporations and foundations. Call AARP Foundation at 800-775-6776 (please press 2 when prompted) to speak to a major gifts officer.
Gift planning is the integration of personal, financial and estate planning goals with lifetime or testamentary charitable giving.
The donor determines the method of charitable giving from a portfolio of assets. It requires planning the timing of the gift and, generally, the involvement of a third party (attorney, financial planner, accountant, stockbroker, etc.). Because the donor uses assets other than cash or credit cards, gift planning provides opportunities for charitable giving in circumstances that may not otherwise allow a donor to make a gift to charity.
Gift planning is a feasible option for donors of all income levels.