Ways to Give
The Foundation for Student Achievement is tax-exempt under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your contribution is eligible for the maximum allowable Federal tax deduction.
Gifts of cash or property can be made by individuals, corporations, or other foundation. Individuals interested in giving gifts through wills, trusts and securities, or as a memorial or tribute, should contact the Foundation for details.
Through your support, the Foundation for Student Achievement will become a vehicle of empowerment for our students, our teachers, our church and our community.
Giving Through the United Way
You can also direct your gift through the United Way. Our designation is Foundation for Student Achievement, 701 Lawrenceville Road, Trenton, NJ 08648
Additional Opportunities for Giving
The most important source of support for the Foundation for Student Achievement are unrestricted gifts made by individuals, businesses and charitable foundations. These annual gifts are in turn given out to our students in the form of tuition assistance and for innovative and creative programming for our teachers.
Gifts of Stock
Using stock (the actual shares, not the proceeds of your sale of shares) can be the most tax-effective way of making a gift to the Foundation for Student Achievement. In most cases, the capital gains tax can be avoided and you get a tax credit for the full current value of your contribution. Please consult with your accountant, financial planner, or tax advisor about how the tax law applies to your specific situation. Remember, the value of your stock gift is the mean value of the shares on the actual date of your gift. Gifts of stock can be made in two ways:
- Most donors transfer their gift shares to the Foundation for Student Achievement electronically. Our DTC Transfer Form (12k, .pdf) can be sent to your broker to initiate the gift.
- Deliver the share certificate to the Foundation for Student Achievement and, separately, a signed stock power. Please call (609) 406-7400 ext. 5546 if you would like to use this approach.
Charitable gifts made in a person's will are otherwise known as "Bequests" or are sometimes called "Estate Gifts." A bequest provides a gift for a charitable organization from your estate. This gift is usually made in the form of cash, although a bequest of tangible property, such as a house or marketable securities, can be made as well.
The most direct approach is to name The Foundation for Student Achievement as a beneficiary in your will. We suggest framing the provision generally to enable us to use the gift in the area of greatest need e.g., "for general uses and purposes". You can specify a set amount to be directed to the foundation by the executor, or you can specify a set percentage of the residual estate.
Memorial or Tribute Funds
The Foundation also maintains individually named memorials or tribute funds where donors can choose to honor a loved one or a teacher.
Trusts and Other Planned Gifts
The Foundation for Student Achievement encourages benefactors to integrate charitable giving with their financial and estate planning. Available planned gift opportunities include charitable bequest intent, charitable trusts, a pooled income fund and gifts of stock or other tangible property.
Foundation for Student Achievement
701 Lawrenceville Road
Trenton, NJ 08648
(609) 406-7400 ext. 5546