Joyce and I have included HomeFront in our wills because we are inspired by Connie’s brilliant vision and the dedicated team who make our clients’ lives better every day. We want to help ensure that HomeFront has the resources to continue its crucial work for many years to come.
– Don Hoffmann
HomeFront’s Planned and Legacy Giving Program
Supported by your loyal and generous contributions, HomeFront has established a solid foundation of support services that enable homeless and at-risk families not only to survive, but to thrive. Over the past 25 years, we have built a social contract with the Central New Jersey community—both to be a safe haven for families in crisis, providing them with the resources and tools to empower them to break the cycle of poverty—and to the larger community for whom HomeFront has become an important vehicle to turn their caring into action and results.
Their future—and ours—depends on you.
Because we can no longer rely on government funding sources,it is critical that we take action to preserve this social contract. We must plan more diligently than ever for the long-term survival and growth of the integrated network of services that HomeFront has come to be nationally renowned for and depended upon to deliver. We hope that we can continue to count on you to help in securing our future. You don’t have to be a millionaire to make a difference in our community.
What are Planned and Legacy Giving?
Planned giving is a type of charitable giving that enables you to express your personal values by integrating your family, financial, and charitable goals. Planned gifts can be made with cash, and by donating assets such as stocks, real estate, andIRA distributions, among other options.
Legacy giving involves your estate planning, such as a bequest in your will, or naming HomeFront as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, IRA, life insurance policy, or bank or brokerage account. After you have provided for your loved ones in your estate planning, we would be honored if you were to designate a contribution to HomeFront. Your legacy donation can be tailored to your unique circumstances, while helping to ensure HomeFront’s future for many years to come.
Please consider making a lasting difference for homeless and at-risk families in our community with a planned or legacy contribution to HomeFront.
We’re here to start a conversation with you. If you think you may be interested in becoming a planned giving or legacy donor, please contact Connie Mercer at 609-989-9417 ext. 103, or reach us at LastingImpact@HomeFrontNJ.org.
There are a number of financial vehicles available for planned and legacy giving, described briefly in the links below. Many planned and legacy giving options are easy to arrange. Some simply require a beneficiary designation form, for instance.
You will need the following information to designate HomeFront as a beneficiary:
Legal name: HomeFront, Inc.
Address: 1880 Princeton Avenue, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Phone: (609)-989-9417 x103
Tax ID: 22-3165145/000
The IRS recognizes HomeFront, Inc. as a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Please consult your financial adviser and a qualified estate planning attorney to determine the best way for you to make a planned gift or legacy donation to HomeFront. These options can offer significant estate, gift, and income tax savings for you and your family.
Let us know if you’re already a legacy donor.
We’d like to honor your generosity with membership in HomeFront’s Lasting Impact Society. If you prefer to remain anonymous, we’ll respect your wishes.
If you own shares in a publicly traded company that have appreciated in value and that you are considering donating to HomeFront, this approach can be more advantageous to you than selling the shares and donating cash proceeds. By donating stock directly to HomeFront, you would be entitled to a charitable income tax deduction equal to the market value of the shares, and you would not incur capital gains tax on the appreciated value. Click here for further details on how to donate stock, or contact us at 609-989-9417 ext. 107 or 103.
Charitable Planning With Your IRA
If you are 70½ or older, and therefore required to withdraw monies from your IRA every year, a provision allows you to redirect your IRA rollover to a charitable organization. You may roll over up to $100,000 per year from a traditional or Roth IRA. The donation must be made directly from the plan to HomeFront, which can be accomplished by instructing your plan administrator to make a direct transfer to HomeFront. The amount you choose to donate with this approach will be excluded from your gross income, and will count toward your minimum distribution requirement. There is no Federal income tax deduction allowed for an IRA rollover gift.
A bequest is a gift you leave through a will or trust, with a written statement directing that a specific dollar amount, or a percentage of the estate, or a specific item such as real estate, be transferred to HomeFront. Because a bequest is revocable, you are able to keep your financial options open in your lifetime and maintain flexibility as to the use of your assets. Sample language for a charitable bequest can be found here.
Payable on Death Bank Accounts
Charitable Gift Annuity
This is a life income gift plan that is a contract between you and HomeFront. It offers many benefits that can help you meet your current and long-term financial goals while enabling you to achieve your philanthropic goals by donating to HomeFront after your lifetime.
When you give to a charitable gift annuity plan, you can:
- Secure a guaranteed fixed income at an attractive rate
- Increase your income
- Provide for your loved ones
- Enjoy a charitable income tax deduction
- Enjoy some tax-free income
- Save capital gains taxes on gifts of highly appreciated stock
A charitable gift annuity involves the donor irrevocably transferring a specific set of assets — cash or stocks — to HomeFront, and subsequent payment by HomeFront of an annuity (a fixed dollar amount yearly) to one or two individuals for life or for a set number of years. The rate paid is based on the number of individuals receiving the annuity and their ages. This generally has a minimum donation size ($10,000 to $20,000) and age of the annuity recipient (65-70 years). For more information, contact us at LastingImpact@HomeFrontNJ.org, or call 609-989-9417 ext. 107 or 103.