Ways to support Michigan 4-H
Cash donations can be made:
- As pledge payments – a promise to make annual or bi-annual payments of a certain amount for up to 5 years.
- As monthly gifts through an automatic electronic funds transfer of money from the donor’s bank account to the foundation’s bank account.
- Payments can be by cash, check or credit/debit card. Credit/debit card donations can be made online at mi4hfdtn.org.
- As gifts of securities and stock. Contact the Michigan 4-H Foundation for gift instructions.
- The IRA Charitable Rollover allows traditional or Roth IRA owners – aged 70½ years or older – to make an annual tax-free distribution from an IRA directly to a charity such as the Michigan 4-H Foundation.
In-kind gifts, including certain gifts of valuable property or assets such as residences, farmland, equipment and agricultural products (e.g., grain), can also provide immediate support for 4-H.
Estate and other planned gifts are future gifts to support 4-H. Types of planned/deferred gifts include:
- Bequests/estate gifts. Donors may bequeath a specific amount, a percentage of an estate or a residual after other distributions are fulfilled.
- Life insurance policies or retirement funds.
- Testamentary charitable remainder trusts.
- Charitable remainder unitrusts.
- Charitable gift annuities.
- Life estate contracts.
- Charitable lead trusts.
Planned gift considerations:
- Planned gifts may establish a new or grow an existing perpetual endowment or fund.
- Gifts of any type may be designated to support a specific 4-H program area, county 4-H program or the Michigan 4-H Children’s Gardens. Unrestricted gifts may also be made to support future and emerging needs of 4-H youth development.
- Documented planned gift donors qualify for recognition in the A.G. Kettunen Society during their lifetime.
For more information, contact Carrie Horstman, 4-H assistant director of development by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, to verify that your gift intent can be met. Consulting with personal legal counsel and/or a tax adviser for definitive assessment of the tax benefits of and limitations on planned gifts is also recommended.