Other Ways to Give
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.
Gifts of Stock
Airlink welcomes gifts of stock. Please use this form to share details about you gift. Airlink will then provide you with the information your broker needs to make the transfer to Airlink’s account. Stock gifts are valued per share at the average price on the date of the transfer. Consult your financial advisor for the benefits of donating stock, particularly appreciated stocks.
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.
IRA Charitable Distribution at Age 70½+
Consult your tax advisor for the benefits of donating to Airlink, an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) charitable organization, directly from your IRA. This could provide you with the means to make a meaningful gift to Airlink while receiving maximum tax benefits.
Your bequest can ensure Airlink’s future! After you’ve take 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. 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.