Gifts by Advised Fund, Bequest, Stock, IRA

There are many ways to help Airlink make a difference in emergencies around the world each year beyond traditional giving. Below are five ways you can help Airlink in a manner that fits your specific circumstances.

Bequests

A gift in your will can ensure Airlink’s future! After you’ve taken care of your family and friends, please consider extending your commitment to Airlink’s disaster response mission through a legacy gift in your will or estate plan. There are many ways to write your bequest, including allocating percentage distributions, which can ensure that 100% of your estate is allocated. To make the process simple for you, Airlink has partnered with FreeWill: a free online tool that guides you through the process of making a will and legacy gift in just 20 minutes. For each type of bequest, you must use very specific language to indicate the precise direction of your assets, and to successfully carry out your final wishes.

A General Purpose Specific Bequest is the distribution of a specific dollar amount or percentage of your estate. Naming Airlink as a beneficiary of a specific amount from your estate is easy:

I give, devise, bequeath, ______ (insert % of estate or dollar amount) to the Airlink, Inc., or its successor organization, a nonprofit corporation, with headquarters located at 1023 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005, to be used at the discretion of its Board of Directors for their disaster response mission.

A General Purpose Residuary Bequest ensures the balance of your estate, after all specific bequests have been made, goes to benefit those people and organizations that are meaningful to you. Some sample language that you may choose to use is as follows:

I give, devise, bequeath, ______ (insert % amount) of all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to Airlink, Inc., or its successor organization, a nonprofit corporation, with headquarters located at 1023 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005, to be used at the discretion of its Board of Directors for their disaster response mission.

Consider naming Airlink for both a specific bequest and also as your designated residuary beneficiary.

Gifts of Stock

Airlink welcomes gifts of stock. This secure online giving tool allows you to donate your stock in just 10 minutes. All the information about Airlink including nonprofit EIN and brokerage information will be included, making the process simple for you. There are many benefits to donating stocks such as saving on taxes. You can consult your financial advisor to learn more about the benefits you can expect.

Are you 70.5 or older and do you have a traditional IRA? If so, you can use this online tool to donate to us from your account. In many cases, this kind of gift is 100% tax-free, and can potentially have a real impact on your taxes by allowing you to join us in responding to humanitarian emergencies where the supply chain is constrained, without increasing your taxable income.

Donor Advised Funds

Clients of BNY Mellon, Fidelity Charitable and Schwab Charitable can make a designation through the DAF Direct page.

Please consider recommending Airlink as an organization to support through your donor advised fund.  As a 501(c)(3) public charity, your generous philanthropic donations delivers critical humanitarian relief to people in need in the wake of natural disasters and other crises near to home and around the world.

Airlink’s tax I.D. number is 37-1710848

For more information, please reach out to our Development Director,  or call her at +1.202.550.7692 to talk about your giving goals.

Benefits of a giving from a Donor Advised Fund allow you to invest cash, securities and other assets often for tax-free growth that you can then recommend as grants to any IRS-qualified charity.  Consult your investment or tax advisor for details and recommendations.

Life Insurance

If you are single, or after your children are grown and/or you have enough in retirement to take care of your spouse, consider changing the beneficiary of your life insurance policy to Airlink. As a charitable beneficiary, you may be entitled to some tax benefits. Consult your insurance broker or financial advisor for details.