Make a secure, online gift. Boston Partners in Education will not share your personal information with any other organization or business.
United Way Designation
You can support Boston Partners in Education through United Way!
Our United Way agency designation code is 302160. When you fill out your United Way Pledge Form at your workplace, enter this code in the spaces provided on the bottom-left corner of the page. Make sure to enter our name as BOSTON PARTNERS IN EDUCATION and our location as BOSTON, MA in the space provided as well. The minimum designation amount is $52.00.
To see a copy of the Workplace Pledge Form, go to http://ecm.supportunitedway.org/files/08_MBwrkplcPCCHILD.pdf.
Charity Wedding Registry
Getting married? Register Boston Partners in Education through a Charity Wedding Registry. The following websites allow you to register so that your family and friends will make donations at your favorite charity:
The Wedding Channel
I Do Foundation
You can designate all or a certain percentage of your retirement assets to Boston Partners in Education. Distributions from certain kinds of retirement assets—such as individual retirement accounts (IRAs), tax-sheltered annuities, and 401(k) and 403(b) plans—are subject to income tax and may be subject to generation-skipping taxes and estate taxes. However, gifts of these assets will not be taxed if they are paid directly to a charity as beneficiary.
In order to mitigate income tax liability when making a gift of IRA assets to charity, you must withdraw the assets, recognize the distribution for income tax purposes, and contribute the funds before claiming your income tax charitable deduction. (Note: There may be penalties for early withdrawal of your IRA assets.)
Consult with a professional advisor to determine how your retirement asset distributions will be affected by naming Boston Partners in Education as a beneficiary.
Gift of Appreciated Securities
A great way to make a gift to Boston Partners in Education (Boston Partners) is through the transfer of appreciated publicly traded securities held for over one year. Upon transfer, you are entitled to a federal income tax deduction for the market value of the securities. In addition, neither you nor Boston Partners are subject to long term capital gains tax realized upon the transfer of the stock.
We cannot provide professional tax advice. In general, this is how a gift of securities works: for example, if you bought shares ten years ago for $1000 and they are now worth $10,000, you may donate them to Boston Partners and be entitled to a $10,000 federal income tax deduction. You also avoid tax on the $9000 gain that would be taxable if you had sold the stock and then gave the proceeds to Boston Partners.
To complete the Gift of Appreciated Securities form, click here.
(Please consult with your professional tax advisor to understand your individual circumstances.)
Employer Matching Gifts
You can maximize the impact of your donation when your employer matches your gift amount. Contact your Human Resources Manager to find out if your company has a matching gift policy.
Via U.S. Mail
Checks can be made out to Boston Partners in Education, Inc. and mailed to:
Boston Partners in Education, Inc.
44 Farnsworth Street
Boston, MA 02210
Isabel Besecker Bequest Society
Named for its visionary founder, Isabel Besecker, the bequest society provides an easy yet public way of demonstrating support for the ongoing good works of Boston Partners in Education.
Why Charitable Bequests?
Anyone with an estate can make a charitable bequest. When drawing up a will, property may be designated for transfer to Boston Partners in Education. The transfer does not occur until death and may be structured with one or more of the following features:
Variable amounts: The individual can stipulate a specific amount, all of the estate, a percentage of the estate or the remainder of an estate after other bequests have been made.
Assets: Money, real estate, securites or other investments or personal property may be designated.
Strings or no strings: Donor may require restricted use of assets, or leave the bequest unrestricted.
If a donor has a wish to support a particular aspect or endeavor of Boston Partners in Education, the bequest may specify that the assets donated be used exclusively for this purpose. Unrestricted gifts give the organization the most flexibility in fulfilling its mission. For more information, contact Judy Harrington.
You can make a significantly larger charitable gift than may be possible from your current assets by designating Boston Partners in Education as the beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance contract.
If you irrevocably transfer your life insurance contract to Boston Partners in Education, you can claim a federal income tax deduction for the contract's cost basis or cash surrender value, whichever is less. For such gifts, you may deduct up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income on your federal income tax return. If you can't take the entire deduction in the first year because of this limitation, you may carry the balance forward into the next five years.
If you make Boston Partners in Education the owner of your life insurance contract and continue to pay premiums, you can deduct the premiums as you pay them. If you would rather retain the right to change beneficiaries on the contract and don't care that you will not be able to deduct the premiums, you can maintain ownership over the contract and simply name Boston Partners in Education as partial, sole, or contingent beneficiary.
Because a few states do not permit charities to own life insurance on an individual, ask your professional advisor about the laws that apply in your state and other details relating to gifts of life insurance.
Big Cheese Reads Sponorship
Boston Partners in Education seeks financial and in-kind sponsorships for The Big Cheese Reads Initiative. For more information, please contact Judy Harrington.