Why & How to Donate
ESR relies on the generosity of our families, community members, foundations and corporate donors to fund a portion of our annual operating costs, to update our equipment and technology, improve our buildings, and support programming to enhance the lives of the people we serve. Contributions to ESR are tax deductible.
Golfers enjoying the day at ESR’s 1st Annual Hope Golf Classic & Banquet, August 2016
Planned Giving – Leave a Legacy
Are you planning to leave a donation to a charity upon your death? You can leave a legacy to ESR in one or more of the following ways:
- Cash donations – a gift of cash or a recurring monthly cash donation is an easy way for you to make a gift.
- By Will – include a bequest to ESR, Inc. in your will for an exact dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or the residual of your estate after all other specified distributions have been made. You can direct your donation to ESR, Inc. as an unrestricted donation or as a donation to be used for a specific purpose of interest to you.
- Beneficiary of Your Retirement Plan Assets – designate ESR as the beneficiary of a retirement plan – an IRS, 401(k), 403(b), or profit sharing plan.
- Beneficiary of Your Life Insurance – name ESR, Inc., as the owner and beneficiary of a paid-up life insurance policy or of a life insurance policy for which you are still making premium payments.
- By Creating a Life Income – designate ESR, Inc. as the beneficiary of the remaining assets after you have provided a life income for one or more other specified recipients (e.g., you, your spouse, children or friends). Upon the death of the income recipient(s), the remaining assets will be donated to ESR, Inc. for the charitable purposes you define. Options include a Charitable Remainder Trust, Charitable Gift Annuity, or Pooled Income Fund.
ESR will work with you and your advisors to help find an option that works best for you.
NEW! IRA Accounts – A permanent provision was recently put into place by congress that allows individuals to make gifts from their IRA accounts to one or more charities without first incurring income tax on the withdrawal. There are some details and restrictions:
- You must be 70 ½ or older when you make your gift, and the gift must be made from an IRA
- Your gift must come to ESR outright. Direct the administrator of your IRA to make the distribution to ESR, Inc.
- Although the distribution will be free of income tax, it will not generate an income tax charitable deduction.
Would you like to be a Corporate Sponsor?
An investment in ESR pays extraordinary dividends. If your company is looking for sponsorship opportunities to increase your community presence, consider supporting ESR.
To become a corporate sponsor of ESR, your company could:
- Become a corporate sponsor of any of our events
- Provide in-kind donations to special events, annual meetings, general operating functions, special projects
- Provide a matching gift to supplement donations made by your employees
- Organize employees as volunteers for events or special projects
As a corporate sponsor, your company also gains by:
- Positioning and showcasing your company to local and statewide audiences of professionals, corporate executives, and community leaders
- Identifying your company as a community partner with a highly respected nonprofit organization
- Making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities
Can we count on your help? Contact Rick Robbins (651) 342-4459 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how you can become a corporate partner with ESR and support men and women who are striving to live a meaningful life in this community.
Thank you for your generosity and support of ESR, Inc.