Ways to give

We appreciate any contribution that helps us maintain services and provide a safe and welcoming space for clients and participants.

Cash donations: You can mail us a check or stop in during business hours, 9am–5pm, Mon–Fri. Please make checks payable to The Women's Center.

Monthly donations: Would like to give a recurring donation? This is hassle-free way to provide sustaining support for women and our services. We can automatically charge your credit card or PayPal account at an amount that works for you.

HOPE Fund:  This fund was established for women, girls, and family members who are struggling with depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress but cannot afford to pay for counseling. It costs The Women's Center $88 to provide one hour of therapy. You can encourage someone to get the support they need.

Stock gifts: We accept stock gifts. Please contact our Development Director, Jyoti, or our Nonprofit Accountant, Cleo for more information.

Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD) from Retirement Account Distributions: Your RMD (required minimum distributions) is usually included as part of your taxable income. To avoid increasing your income subject to tax, please consider gifting all or part of it by making a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) to The Women’s Center! Read below for more information about this important 2021 update.

Legacy gifts: If you want to leave a lasting legacy to The Women’s Center through your estate, we would be happy to talk with you about bequests and other charitable gifts. Contact Jyoti to talk about it.

Company matching gift: Your donation can be doubled!!! Does your employer match donations program? Please check your company’s policies and procedures to learn if they provide matching gifts.

Attend a tour: Come on a tour of The Women’s Center, learn about our programs and help spread the word! Contact Jyoti or Mary to arrange a visit.

Attend an event: Your attendance at our Annual Fundraiser is a wonderful way to support us! Our next event will take place in Spring 2022. Sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date!

Third-party events: Host an event at your place of work to benefit The Women’s Center e.g. "Casual Fridays," "Giving Tree," etc. Contact Jyoti or Mary for ideas and support.

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UPDATE on Retirement Account Distributions

There is an important change regarding Retirement Account Distributions for 2021.

The Required Minimum distributions (RMDs) are the amounts which investors must withdraw every year from their retirement savings accounts including traditional IRAs, and employer-sponsored plans such as 401(k)s, and Roth 401(k)s.  In 2020, Congress had enacted special legislation (SECURES ACT) which increased the RMD age from 70½ to 72, and RMDs were waived altogether under the CARES Act.

There is no longer an RMD waiver for 2021.

Unless you are taking your very first RMD this year, anyone age 72 or older as of December 31, 2021, must take their RMD by year-end to avoid a hefty 50% penalty. (First timers have until April 1, 2022.)

Your RMD is usually included as part of your taxable income. To avoid increasing your income subject to tax, please consider gifting all or part of it by making a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) to The Women’s Center! An individual may gift up to $100,000; spouses who file jointly may each donate up to $100,000 from their own IRA. This gift to us will be excluded from your taxable income, thus lowering your income subject to tax. (Please note there is no charitable deduction for this gift, as it was exempted from tax when it was deposited into the IRA.)

You can lower your tax exposure, while giving much needed support to The Women’s Center!

 

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact Jyoti at 734-973-6779

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