As we close out 2021, we wanted to thank you for supporting our STAR participants this year. Your belief in our mission has helped 290 STARs strive and thrive. They’re learning life skills, finding jobs, engaging with the community and forming lifelong friendships because of you. If you’ve been meaning to make a gift this year, there are many ways you can support our STARs before Dec. 31.
Make a gift on our website: STARability.org/donate.
Qualified Charitable Distributions
If you are at least 70½ or older, you can make a Qualified Charitable Distribution through your IRA to STARability Foundation. These distributions are excluded from income taxes up to $100,000. Distributions typically must be made by Dec. 31, so they are a great way to make your year-end gifts.
Think of a donor-advised fund as a charitable investment account. You donate cash, securities or other assets to a donor-advised fund held at a public charity, like a community foundation, or a fund company. You get an immediate tax deduction for your gift, while the donation is invested and grows. You then can recommend that a grant be made to STARability Foundation.
Giving stock that has appreciated in value directly to STARability Foundation can provide you with tax benefits.
Employer Matching Gift Program
A matching gift program can increase employee engagement and donations while multiplying the positive impact our STARs. Ask your employer if they will match your donation. Read more here.
You can support STARability the next time you’re shopping on Amazon.com. Go to smile.amazon.com, select STARability Foundation as a charity you support, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to us. You don’t pay fees or extra charges. Visit smile.amazon.com/ch/59-2516162 today.