Ways to Give
All gifts are vital to the support of The Urban School of San Francisco’s annual, capital and endowment needs. There are many different ways to make a gift. Listed below are options you may wish to consider when making a gift to Urban.
Cash or Credit Card
Current gifts are always appreciated and are tax deductible to the fullest extent as permitted by law. Urban accepts American Express, MasterCard and Visa.
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Many companies will match or multiply their employees’ donations to Urban. To see if your company qualifies, contact the Human Resources Department, Community Relations Department or company foundation.
If you hold securities that would incur a tax on capital gains if sold, your outright gift to Urban could mean significant savings. You obtain a tax deduction for the full market value of the gift, and you may avoid a tax on the increase in value. For more information about making a gift of securities to Urban, please click here.
Memorial and Honor Gifts
Urban gratefully recognizes gifts made in memory or in honor of friends, family or faculty members, or to acknowledge a birthday, graduation or other significant event.
Urban is pleased to accept gifts to our growing endowment, which helps ensure the future of the school. In addition, donations to the endowment may be made via a deferred gift, as detailed below.
eScrip is an easy fundraising program that everyone in the community can participate in. Sign-up your grocery club cards, credit cards, and debit/ATM cards and a portion of your purchases at participating businesses will go back to Urban. For more information or to sign-up, visit the eScrip website or fill out a new or returning participant form and return it to Urban.
Planned Giving Opportunities
The Urban Legacy recognizes and honors parents, alumni, grandparents and friends who have included the school in their estate plans. Urban’s Planned Giving Program provides a variety of ways to make a planned gift that does not deplete lifetime assets and, in some cases, can furnish additional income and significant tax deductions. Below is a list of options you may wish to consider when making a gift to Urban.
A gift provided in your will may be a percentage of your estate, the residual of the estate, a certain item or a specific dollar amount. Estate taxes may be reduced by a bequest to Urban.
Charitable Remainder Trust
This trust provides either a fixed or variable income for you and your family. Part of the trust qualifies for an income tax deduction and at the death of the last beneficiary, the assets of the trust are distributed to Urban.
Charitable Lead Trust
This trust allows you to pass on assets to family members with significant estate and gift tax savings while allowing Urban to benefit from the income for the duration of the trust.
Gifts of Real Estate
A gift of real estate provides considerable tax benefits. You also have the option of retaining the right to occupy the property for life or even to receive the income it generates.
Gifts of Life Insurance or Pension Benefits
A gift of life insurance allows you to contribute a previously acquired policy that may no longer be needed for its initial purpose and realize tax benefits. Urban may also be named as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, company pension or profit-sharing plan, or of a private fund such as an IRA, Keogh or tax-sheltered annuity.
We appreciate your interest in and support of The Urban School of San Francisco. Your attorney or financial planner can provide additional information on how these ways of giving apply to your specific situation. If you are interested in learning more about these gift opportunities for you and Urban, please contact Brisen Brady, Director of Development, at 415 626 2919.