LEAVEN is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your gift is tax deductible, please consult your financial adviser to review your options.
Give a Gift of Stock
Prior to transferring shares, please contact LEAVEN at 920-738-9635 with the stock name and number of shares to be transferred. This will help ensure your gift is promptly and properly administered. LEAVEN will supply you with their broker information and transfer instructions. If you are making your gift at year-end, we encourage you to initiate the transfer no later than Dec. 20 to ensure your gift is completed (and your tax deduction secured) by Dec. 31.
LEAVEN Endowment Fund
Fox Cities residents have been generous to LEAVEN, providing donations and support to help thousands of our neighbors in need through temporary financial emergencies. Although these contributions are critical to our ongoing operations, many are helping build LEAVEN’s long-term financial foundation through support of its two endowment funds and through planned giving.
The LEAVEN Administrative Endowment Fund was established to help cover the costs of administering our programs. When fully funded, it will allow all of our community donations and contributions to be used to provide direct financial assistance to the men, women and families who come to us for help. Because of LEAVEN’s fiscal stewardship, the percentage of the overall budget that goes to administrative costs is remarkably low.
The LEAVEN Program Endowment Fund was established to provide future support for the mission of LEAVEN. The fund’s proceeds are used only for client support.
Planned giving provides tax advantages to donors and is an important part of estate planning. By providing for LEAVEN in your will, you can ensure a legacy of caring in the community that will last as long as the need exists.
The Legacy Society honors donors who make a gift of at least $1,000 to one or both of the endowment funds, or who name LEAVEN in their will. Established in 2007, over 100 generous donors became members of the Legacy Society in its first year.
If you shop on Amazon, you can support LEAVEN through the AmazonSmile program. Click on this link to get started. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.
- AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
- Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.
- You use your same amazon account information but need to shop through the smile.amazon.com site, NOT the standard amazon.com site.
- New to Amazon, you can set up an account through the smile.amazon.com site also.
The Thrivent Choice program is an easy way for eligible Thrivent members to recommend how Thrivent Financial distributes a portion of its charitable outreach funds by directing Choice Dollars to registered organizations. In the short time that LEAVEN has participated in the program, we have received several deposits on behalf of Thrivent members. If you are an eligible member, please consider LEAVEN when directing Choice Dollars.
To learn more about the program, call Thrivent Financial at 800-847-4836.
United Community (UC) is a new program in which 160 businesses are offering cash back to LEAVEN whenever you make a purchase with your existing debit or credit card.
It is free and all you need to do is take a moment to register with www.ucmission.com to help support LEAVEN.
When you register your debit or credit card you are linked to your credit card company’s site and not that of UC, therefore your card information is not accessible to UC.
We have partnered with Goodshop so that now you can feel great about your online shopping! Goodshop gives you the best coupons for more than 5,000+ stores like Target, Apple, Amazon, Petco and more AND a percentage of what you spend on virtually every purchase is donated to our cause! Plus, with the Goodshop app for iPhone and iPad, you can shop, save, and give on the go.
Save money and help a good cause every time you shop! Check it out: www.goodshop.com. Create an account (it’s free!) then choose LEAVEN as the cause to support.
You can also read about Goodshop in the New York Times, the Today Show, Oprah Magazine, the Wall Street Journal and others!
“Thank you for your kindness, compassion and caring. We know our plight is small in comparison, but we feel your help will change our situation for the good.” [LEAVEN Client]