Ways to Give

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Give By Mail or Fax

Use your MasterCard or VISA credit or debit card. These PDF forms allow you to type in your information then print and mail or fax the form(s) to The Alabama 4-H Club Foundation.

Choose to make your gift:

  • Make a 4-H Forever Annual Giving Gift
    Annual gifts support the programs and initiatives of The Alabama 4-H Club Foundation including The Alabama 4-H Youth Development Center and state and local youth programs in Alabama communities.
  • Make a gift in memory or tribute
    Memorial gifts pay tribute to the memory of loved ones and friends by supporting 4-H youth programs. Tribute gifts honor or recognize living persons through an investment in 4-H youth Programs. Make a gift to the Annual Fund and designate it in memory of a loved one.
  • Legacy Terrace Campaign
    Have your name or personal message engraved on a piece of quarry-cut flagstone that will be permanently displayed at The Alabama 4-H Center’s Legacy Terrace in front of Guthrie Lodge.

Give By Phone

Call (334) 844-5536, 7:45–11:45 AM (CST) Monday thru Friday, to make a gift using your MasterCard or VISA credit or debit card.

Give By Automatic Fund Transfer

Have your gift automatically deducted from your bank account. Print and complete the PDF pledge form and the automatic fund transfer form. Mail both with a voided check to The Alabama 4-H Club Foundation.

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Gift Options

Cash

Cash contributions to The Alabama 4-H Club Foundation can be made:

  • As quarterly payments.
  • As one-time gifts, such as memorial or tribute gifts.
  • As monthly gifts through an automatic electronic funds transfer of money form the donor’s bank account to the foundation’s bank account.
  • By Mastercard or VISA credit or debit card.

Appreciated Stock & Other Appreciated Securities

Donating appreciated stock or other securities usually offers better tax advantages than donating cash. Not only does the donor receive state and federal income tax reductions, depending on eligibility, but this method also allows donors to avoid capital gains taxes on the appreciated value.

Planned Gifts

You can make plans to support Alabama 4-H Youth Development through your will or estate plan. We strongly suggest you consult with both your legal advisor and an Alabama 4-H Club Foundation representative before making such a gift. Learn more about planned gifts to support Alabama 4-H.

Please contact The Alabama 4-H Club Foundation for instructions on making non-cash gifts. It is recommended that you consult with your tax adviser or attorney as well as with an Alabama 4-H Club Foundation representative before making an unusual gift to verify that your intention can be met.

Making a Will That Works

If you are considering doing your will yourself, you might reconsider and think about getting professional, credible assistance in developing your will. There are any number of reasons a court might find a will invalid, but with some planning and preparation, you can avoid the costly emotional and financial challenges an invalid will or having no will at all can create. The standards for estates vary from state to state so it is important to seek the advice of a lawyer familiar with estate law in your state of residence.

Charitable Gift Annuities

Through charitable gift annuities, a significant cash or securities gift is made. The donor receives a guaranteed rate of return for life. At the donor’s or named beneficiary’s death, The Alabama 4-H Club Foundation is then able to use the money to support 4-H programs.

Life Insurance or Retirement Funds

You can name The Alabama 4-H Club Foundation as primary or secondary beneficiary of an existing life insurance policy or a new policy. Similarly, you can name the foundation to receive proceeds from retirement funds after your death.

Bequest

You can name The Alabama 4-H Club Foundation to receive funds through your will. You can choose a specific amount, a percentage of the estate or a residual after other distributions from your estate are fulfilled.

Gifts in Kind

The foundation can receive certain valuable gifts of property or equipment such as farmland, residences and equipment for which the foundation has a use in connection with its mission.

Endowments

You can name a named endowed gift that will keep giving to 4-H Youth Development for many years to come. You can endow support for a specific program or project area for a minimum of a $5,000 gift. The annual income from the endowed investment is provided to support annual programming and education in your area of interests. Learn more about Alabama 4-H Club Foundation endowment funds.

Non-Cash Gifts

Please contact The Alabama 4-H Club Foundation for instructions on making non-cash gifts. It is recommended that you consult with your tax adviser or attorney as well as with an Alabama 4-H Club Foundation representative before making an unusual gift to verify that your intention can be met.

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Memorial & Tribute Gifts

Recognizing others with a gift to 4-H

Memorial and tribute gifts are charitable contributions that support Alabama 4-H and at the same time honor friends and family members.

Memorial gifts make a lasting tribute to the memory of family members and friends. Tribute gifts recognize the contributions and talents of living persons or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday, graduation or anniversary.

Upon receipt of your gifts, the foundation will send an acknowledgement of your thoughtfulness to whomever you designate.

If you want to inform others of your desire for memorial gifts to The Alabama 4-H Foundation, you may wish to include the following phrase in an obituary notice: Memorial contributions may be made to The Alabama 4-H Club Foundation at 226 Duncan Hall, Auburn University, AL 36849.

Make a memorial or tribute gift. Print the Memorial and Tribute Gift form and mail it with your payment. You may also make your gift by calling The Alabama 4-H Club Foundation at (334)844-5536.

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Legacy Terrace Campaign

Have your name or personal message engraved on a piece of quarry-cut flagstone that will be permanently displayed at The Alabama 4-H Center’s Legacy Terrace in front of Guthrie Lodge.

Purchase a stone for yourself or your business or in honor or memory of family or friends who have made a difference in your life. These stones are a lasting way to commemorate special occasions, honor a current or former 4-H’er, or say thank you to a volunteer who has influenced the life of a youth.

Sign up early to become part of this project, which will be a lasting heritage to the thousands of Alabamians who love 4-H. The Legacy Terrace Campaign is a wonderful way to honor a loved one, pay tribute to a family member or colleague, or commemorate your own experience in Alabama 4-H.

Stone by stone, we join together to support Alabama 4-H with the Legacy Terrace Campaign. Your generous donation will allow continued support for Alabama 4-H'ers.

Join Alabama 4-H and The Alabama 4-H Club Foundation, Inc., as we help Alabama youth develop citizenship, leadership, and life skills. 4-H teaches positive youth development, which builds competence, confidence, connection, character, and caring.

Support The Alabama 4-H Legacy Terrace Campaign! Print the Legacy Terrace form and mail with your payment.

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The Alabama 4-H Club Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations made to The Alabama 4-H Foundation are tax deductible according to IRS standards. Your contribution can be designated to support a specific purpose that is important to you, or left unrestricted to be used where the need is greatest.
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