HOW YOU CAN HELP
Set up Automated Monthly Giving
Recurring Giving Programs are one of the most effective forms of fundraising! You simply sign on and choose a monthly amount to be automatically donated. Even small monthly gifts add up! A few of the benefits to directing a recurring gift to our organization include:
- Predictable revenue
- Compounding donation growth
- Donor retention focus
- Community development
- Long-term sustainability
As a Recurring Donor you are essential to our continued success. We'll add you to our special VIP list of donors and you'll be the first to know about upcoming events, new initiatives, current programs, and more!
Give an Individual or One-time Gift
Legacy Farms depends upon donations and monetary gifts to succeed! Your one-time or individual gift will be directed to current initiatives and programs that benefit participants with Autism and related developmental challenges. Your kindness translates into something much more than just material goods. It provides an opportunity for others to prosper in a way that might not have been possible without it.
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Make a Difference in Your Own Way
Legacy Farms has come a long way with the support of our donors and sponsors. And, we'd love to have your help! A simple way you can support us is by letting others know about us and our mission. We can always use things like marketing materials, fundraisers, promotional material, t-shirts, etc. We are also open to your ideas! Contact us and tell us what you're thinking. We love new ideas and input, and we are grateful for anything you can give!
Did you know that many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees? We are seeking individuals as well as their companies to help Legacy Farms meet our goals. Ask your HR/Personnel department if your employer participates in a matching gift program!
Legacy Garden at Temple Hall Farm was the first step to getting Legacy Farms off the ground. And we've since added a second herb garden on the grounds of Lansdowne Resort. We can always use material items related to production gardening! By providing us with the tools and resources to keep the garden healthy, you will be helping Legacy Farms' programming and participants.
Gifts of Securities
A gift of stock you have owned for a number of years can have tax advantages for you. If you have owned the stock for more than a year and it has increased in value, its outright gift to Legacy Farms would mean a significant tax savings. You are not required to pay capital gains tax on the appreciation, so the actual cost to you, the donor, is often far less than the value to the home.
Gifts of Real Estate
By providing Legacy Farms with the property, residence, and farm space for program and production development, you would change the lives of numerous families. Your sole donation would ensure Legacy Farms could provide a new start for between 40-50 families and their adult children with different abilities. We are open to considering new ideas, whether it’s a dairy farm, vineyard, or organic produce. We have the abilities and staff to take over your land and turn it into something far beyond its original purpose. We would also consider a donation of property as a gift to be sold for the benefit of Legacy Farms! By making a gift of this property, you would avoid the capital gains tax, and at the same time receive a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the property. It is also possible to arrange the gift of your home, farm, or vacation home so that you and your beneficiaries can continue to use it for your lifetimes.
Gifts of Life Insurance
A gift of life insurance can provide a significant charitable deduction. You could purchase a new policy or donate a policy that you currently own but no longer need. To receive a deduction, designate both as the owner and beneficiary of the insurance policy. Check with your insurance agent for the details.
Wills and Bequests
When making estate plans, please consider placing us in your will. A bequest is a gift that can be made by almost everyone. It involves no immediate loss of capital or income, it allows for a significantly larger gift, and the tax benefits minimize the ultimate cost to one’s heirs.