Give Now and Make a Difference!
With your generosity, we pledge to maintain the highest quality services for people with developmental disabilities and their families. There are many ways to give to the YAI Network!
You can give now:
- By Phone: 212.273.6350
- By Mail:
Attention: Development Department
460 West 34th Street
New York, New York 10001
Checks may be payable to YAI
You can also double your gift. It’s easy! Many companies encourage their employees to give to charities by matching their contributions. To find out more, contact us.
Join our community of committed partners and make a lasting difference in our mission for social change. Like so many of YAI's efforts, it's a simple way to give with powerful results.
Your steady, reliable support will allow YAI to maximize our impact on the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities- creating even more opportunities for living, loving, working, and learning.
Why give monthly?
- It's efficient: Using your credit card for monthly giving means no reminders- more of your dollars will go to life-changing programs rather than costly appeals.
- It's flexible: Monthly giving can accomodate any budget. You can increase or decrease your gift at any time.
For additional information, please contact our Development Department at 212.273.6350.
Planning for the Future of the YAI Network
There are many ways for you to ensure that the YAI Network continues provide more opportunities for people with disabilities in perpetuity. To learn more about the options listed here, please contact YAI's Development Department at 212.273.6350.
Bequest in Your Will
There is no minimum amount required. All bequests are important to us regardless of size and are gratefully received. To make a bequest commitment, simply contact YAI to request the proper wording, then ask your attorney to revise your current will. Designating a portion of your estate to a charity may reduce the amount of taxes that your heirs will owe.
Charitable Gift Annuity
For those who prefer a fixed payout from a charitable life-income plan, the Charitable Gift Annuity is a popular way of supporting our future. Gift Annuity payout rates range from 5.5% to 11.5% depending on the age of the income recipient. You will receive an income tax charitable reduction, provide an income stream to yourself or loved ones and make a meaningful gift.
Charitable Remainder Trusts
You may also wish to consider establishing your own individual charitable trust that would benefit you and your family first, and then provide support to the YAI Network. Your own Charitable Remainder Unitrust or Annuity Trust could provide you with the flexibility your planning needs require, while making it possible for you to be a more generous philanthropist without sacrificing personal and family goals.
Either an old policy you no longer need or a new one taken out especially for this purpose would make a great gift to the YAI Network. To make YAI the beneficiary of an existing policy, you simply need to complete a change of beneficiary form. To give the policy itself to us, ask for an assignment of ownership form from the insurance company and fill it out. Please let us know in advance of doing either. A new policy can be assigned to the YAI Network after you make the first premium payment. In some cases, there can be significant income and estate tax advantages for making a gift in this way.
Your IRA or another traditional retirement plan
If you are age 70 ½ or older and are required to make withdrawals from your retirement plan, a gift to the YAI Network can help offset the income tax incurred by mandatory withdrawals. You can make a tax-free gift up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to YAI. Simply contact your retirement fund custodian for the correct form to make a charitable rollover gift. This provision is extended through Dec. 31, 2011, through the Middle Class Tax Relief Act of 2010.
You may also want to consider making YAI the beneficiary of your retirement fund, which will greatly reduce the amount of estate taxes your heirs will pay.
For additional information about planning a gift to the YAI Network, please call the Development Department at 212.273.6350.
Making a gift of stock benefits both you and YAI!
Doing so can boost your tax savings, allowing you to give more. Donating an appreciated asset to the YAI Network may allow you to avoid a significant portion of your tax liability while receiving a charitable contribution deduction.
Advantages of making a gift of stock include:
- A charitable income tax deduction
- Avoidance of capital gains taxes
- Full fair market value credit for your gift
- The ability to make a major impact at the YAI Network with a meaningful gift
The gift of an appreciated asset is a powerful way to support the YAI Network. While this giving strategy has many obvious benefits, no doubt the most important is the satisfaction of knowing that your support helps provide hope for people with disabilities.
Contact our Development Department at 212.273.6350 for more information.