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How to Make Your Gift

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There are many ways to make a gift to the Jacob Burns Film Center. Choose the gift method below that works best for you.
Thank you for your support!

 

 

By Phone or Mail

To make a gift over the phone, call Allie Garner at 914.773.7663 ext. 429 with your credit card number. You may mail your gift to:

Jacob Burns Film Center
Attn: Development Office
405 Manville Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570

Checks should be made payable to Jacob Burns Film Center.

Wire Transfers

The Jacob Burns Film Center accepts gifts made through electronic funds transfer. Please contact Allie Garner at agarner@burnsfilmcenter.org or 914.773.7663 ext. 429, to receive transfer instructions and to notify us of the amount and designation of your gift.

Stock Gifts

Donating appreciated securities held for more than one year entitles you to a charitable income-tax deduction for the full market value of the shares on the date of your gift. Donors of appreciated securities avoid capital gains taxes and may use their income-tax deduction up to 30% of adjusted gross income with a five-year carryover. Consult your financial adviser to determine whether donating a stock gift is the right giving option for you.

Please contact Allie Garner at agarner@burnsfilmcenter.org or 914.773.7663 ext. 429 for information about stock transfers.

JBFC Federal Tax ID: 13-4038441

Donor-Advised Funds

Please request that checks are made payable to Jacob Burns Film Center and mailed to the following address:

Jacob Burns Film Center
Attn: Development Office
405 Manville Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570

Please request that your name and address is included with the check so we can inform you when your gift has been received and thank you as soon as possible for your generous support.

JBFC Federal Tax ID: 13-4038441

Tribute & Memorial Gifts

You may want to consider a tribute or memorial gift to the JBFC as a way to honor or remember someone special in your life. Be sure to include the name and address of the honoree or a family member so we can inform them of your thoughtful gift. The amount of your donation is not revealed. You will also receive a formal acknowledgement by mail.

Click here to make a tribute or memorial gift, or follow these instructions depending on your preferred method of payment.

MAIL
You may mail your gift to:

Jacob Burns Film Center
Attn: Development Office
405 Manville Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570

Checks should be made payable to Jacob Burns Film Center.

PHONE
Call Allie Garner at 914.773.7663, ext. 429 to make a gift with a credit card.

Bequests & Planned Gifts

LEGACY GIFT: INVESTING IN THE FUTURE

JBFC Federal Tax ID: 13-4038441
Adding a simple bequest to your will is an easy way to contribute to the enduring success of the Jacob Burns Film Center. An unrestricted bequest provides the JBFC with the flexibility to use your gift to meet programmatic and financial needs. However, we would be happy to apply your bequest to a specific fund. A bequest is deductible for federal estate tax purposes and bequests are generally not subject to state and inheritance taxes.

Sample bequest language:
“I give, devise and bequeath to the Jacob Burns Film Center, federal tax ID number 13-4038441, 405 Manville Road, Pleasantville, NY 10570, ____% of my residuary estate (or $____) to be used for its general purposes.”

Donors who choose to make the Film Center a part of their estate plans can realize financial and/or tax saving benefits. Please speak with a financial advisor or attorney about what makes sense for you. We welcome the opportunity to provide you with individual assistance and information, in confidence and without obligation.

If you have included the JBFC in your will or estate plans, we hope you will let us know so that we can express our gratitude. If you prefer that your plans remain private, we thank you for your thoughtful commitment and generosity.

To request more information or to talk about a bequest, please contact Judy Exton, Director of Development, at 914.773.7663, ext. 414, or jexton@burnsfilmcenter.org

ADDITIONAL PLANNED GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

Gifts From Your IRA
If you are 70 1/2 or older, you are eligible to make tax-free contributions to the Jacob Burns Film Center from your IRA or other qualified retirement plan. One of the key benefits is that the donation counts towards your Required Minimum Distribution or RMD (the IRS-determined minimum amount you must withdraw from your account each year).

Charitable Gift Annuity
A gift annuity is an agreement between you and the Jacob Burns Film Center under which you give a specific sum of cash or securities or other property and, in return, are guaranteed a fixed annual income for life. The transfer is part gift and part purchase of an annuity.

Charitable Remainder / Lead Trusts
A Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) is created by a transfer of assets to a trust that will pay you or another beneficiary income for life or for a period of years. At the death of the last beneficiary, the remaining property in the trust passes to the Jacob Burns Film Center.

A Charitable Lead Trust (CLT) is created by a transfer of assets to a trust that will pay the Jacob Burns Film Center income for a term of years. At the end of the term, you or a beneficiary receives the remaining trust assets. A CLT can be created during life or at death (under the terms of your will). This planned giving option is a great way to transfer assets to future generations while benefiting the Jacob Burns Film Center today. The tax advantage is that it removes assets from your estate and minimizes your estate and gift taxes.

Life Insurance
Donate a paid-up life insurance policy which has outlived its original purpose, and receive a current tax deduction.

Real Estate
Donate appreciated real estate that is not subject to a lien or mortgage.

QUESTIONS
If you have questions, or would like to discuss how you can best support the Jacob Burns Film Center through a planned gift, please contact Judy Exton, Director of Development, at jexton@burnsfilmcenter.org or 914.773.7663 ext. 414.

Planning Your Charitable Giving for Greater Impact

JBFC Partner in Film and Education

Matching Gifts

Do you work for a company with a matching gift program? If so, your gift to the Jacob Burns Film Center can go even further. Many companies will double or even triple employee donations.
If you are asked to submit a form, send it to:

Jacob Burns Film Center
Attn: Development Office
405 Manville Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570

We will complete the form and send it to your company to receive the matching funds. If you have any questions about securing a matching gift, please contact Allie Garner at agarner@burnsfilmcenter.org or 914.773.7663 ext. 429.

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