Protecting and nurturing children and families since 1892.

Planned Giving

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~ Crisis Nursery Parent

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To some extent, every gift to Crittenton Centers is “planned.”  A person must first make a choice to support Crittenton Centers, and then consider how to make that gift and when.

Here, the term “planned giving” generally refers to gifts that will benefit Crittenton Centers at some point in the future.  These could be gifts made through one’s will or living trust, or gifts made through a life insurance policy or IRA account beneficiary designation, or even gifts that can pay income to you now and help Crittenton Centers later.

Other types of planned gifts offer greater tax advantages than outright gifts might.  Please call or email our Development and Marketing Director, Sandy Garza, for help and more details about your planning sandyg@crittentoncenters.org or 309-674-0105.

Those who have remembered Crittenton Centers in their wills, trusts, insurance plans or other estate planning documents are eligible for membership in our Circle of Hands Giving Society. Members of Circle of Hands Giving Society are recognized in the Annual Report and enjoy special invitations to recognition receptions.

1. Bequests

  • Bequests help ensure the long term well-being of children and families in our community. By making a gift to Crittenton Centers under your will or trust you can make a major gift to Crittenton Centers without impacting your current lifestyle. You can revoke your gift at any time should your needs or interests change.
  • We Make it Easy - Please call or email our Development and Marketing Director, Sandy Garza, for help and more details about your planning sandyg@crittentoncenters.org or 309-674-0105.

  •  Crittenton Centers has sample language available to share with your attorney, and will work with you and your attorney to draft customized language to ensure that your gift is used as you intended.

2. Cash or Check Gifts

If you want to help Crittenton Centers today and receive the maximum charitable income tax deduction, you may want to consider donating a cash or check gift to support the work of Crittenton Centers.

How to Make a Gift by Cash or Check

Crittenton Centers accepts cash or check gifts made through the mail, online, or in person. Please make your check out to, “Crittenton Centers”. You can make a gift through the mail by writing us at:

Crittenton Centers 
          Development Department
                                                                   442 W. John Gwynn Jr. Ave
                                                                   Peoria, IL 61605
You may also include special instruction on how you wish your gift to be used. If you do not provide special instructions, we will use your gift in our areas of greatest need.

3. Employer Matching Gift Program

  • Under our employer matching gifts program, your employer may double or even triple the value of your gift.  Crittenton Centers Matching Gift Program will help you to complete the necessary paperwork to request a matching gift from your employer.  Once the paperwork has been filed, we will follow-up with your employer to ensure that your gift is matched.

  • If you made a gift in the last year (and in some cases, in prior years) but forgot to let us know that your employer matches gifts – it may not be too late.  Depending upon your employer’s matching gift program requirements there may still be time to apply for a matching gift.

  • Please call or email our Development and Marketing Director, Sandy Garza, for help and more details about your planning sandyg@crittentoncenters.org or 309-674-0105.

4. Insurance Gifts

  • By making a gift to Crittenton Centers under your insurance policy you can make a major gift without impacting your current lifestyle.  Insurance gifts have become more popular as an additional way of giving. You can revoke your insurance gift at any time should your needs or interests change.

5. Retirement Plan Gift

  • By making a gift to Crittenton Centers through your retirement plan, you can make a major gift without impacting your current lifestyle. Giving a retirement plan gift is a way to help Crittenton Centers thrive. You can revoke your gift at any time should your needs or interests change.8. Stock Gifts

6. Stocks

  • Stock gifts are accepted by more organizations as an alternative gift. It has equal benefits for the gift-giver and the party receiving the donation, by increasing over time.
  •  If you want to help Crittenton Centers today, receive a charitable income tax deduction, and avoid paying capital gains taxes, you may want to consider making a stock gift to support the work of Crittenton Centers.

 

 Please call or email our Development and Marketing Director, Sandy Garza, for help and more details about your planning sandyg@crittentoncenters.org or 309-674-0105.

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