CASA Hometown Endowment Fund
We want to continue speaking up for children for many generations to come, but we live in a world of constant change. A CASA program suffers all the ups and downs of roller-coaster economics.
The solution is CASA’s Hometown Endowment Fund, which was created to assure continuous and stable funding for local CASA programs. It makes available, now as well as in the future, a source of income to support CASA programs in good times or bad.
We’re taking a step in being self-supporting. Each fund’s income is available only to the named hometown CASA program.
We are asking you and other concerned community members to help make this a reality so children in your community who are victims of abuse or neglect do not “fall through the cracks.”
How to Give to the Fund
Gifts of Cash
Given outright or in the form of a pledge, gifts of cash are simple to make, create an immediate impact, and are easily earmarked to support the CASA Hometown Endowment Fund.
Gifts of Appreciated Property
U.S. tax laws offer a triple tax benefit for gifts of stock, bonds, mutual funds, and real property that have gone up in value (appreciated) since purchase or acquisition. Donors may receive benefits such as a charitable income tax reduction, avoidance of capital gains taxes, and reduction of potential estate taxes.
Gifts of Life Insurance
Life insurance, an asset owned by many people, offers flexibility that makes it possible for anyone to make a meaningful gift to their community’s CASA program.
Gifts from Retirement Plans
Retirement plans are frequently the most rapid-growing asset for many people. Therefore, it is common for people to name family members as beneficiaries. However, this money is then often taxed. One way to minimize these heavy taxations is to name the CASA Hometown Endowment Fund as a beneficiary.
Please contact the office for more information.