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    About Planned Giving

    Thank you for considering a planned gift to the Community Service Society (CSS).  Planned gifts are a meaningful way for donors to make significant and lasting contributions to charitable organizations and causes that are dear to their heart.  A planned gift is usually the largest gift a donor gives and can make a significant and lasting impact on their community and a cause they care deeply about.  Planned gifts take the form of cash, securities, homes, property… 

    In addition to supporting the Community Service Society, planned gifts offer a range of financial and tax benefits for the donor and his or her heirs.  You should talk to your financial adviser to see if planned giving is right for you and to determine which planned giving options are best suited to your philanthropic interests and financial needs. 
     

    Below are some of the planned giving options available to you:  

    Bequests are the easiest and most popular way to make a deferred gift to the Community Service Society (CSS).  Through a bequest you can leave CSS a specific amount or a percentage of your estate.  You may use the following language to make a bequest to CSS:

    “I bequeath to the Community Service Society of New York (tax ID number 13-5562202), a nonprofit corporation of the State of New York, having its principal offices at 633 3rd Avenue, 10th Floor,  New York, NY 10010, the sum of $______ to be used by said corporation for its general purpose.”

    Life insurance gifts can be made simply by making the Community Service Society the beneficiary or partial beneficiary of a life insurance policy.

    Retirement plan gifts can also be made by making the Community Service Society the beneficiary or partial beneficiary of a retirement plan.  Retirement plan gifts can also reduce estate taxes, while preserving the value of your plan.

    Charitable remainder trusts offer an opportunity to place an asset or assets in a trust from which you or another beneficiary can receive lifelong income, with the Community Service Society receiving the remaining asset or assets afterward.
     

    Notify CSS of a Planned Gift

    Knowing who has made arrangement for a planned gift is beneficial to the Community Service Society.  If you have remembered CSS in your will, please let us know.  You may contact Maxine Silent, Director of Individual Giving, at 212.614.5585 or msilent@cssny.org.
     

    The Community Service Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization designated by the Internal Revenue Code. Our tax identification number is 13-5562202.

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  • Stock Gifts

    Make a Stock or Securities Gift

    A donation of appreciated securities (stock, bonds, mutual fund shares, etc.) is a powerful—and tax-wise way—to support the Community Service Society (CSS). A gift of appreciated securities might provide tax advantages far greater than a gift of cash. When you transfer ownership of stock held long-term (a year and a day) you may be eligible to receive a charitable deduction for the full market value of the security and incur no capital gains tax. Please consult your financial advisor or accountant to determine the best way to make your gift.

    For more information or to inform CSS of a securities gift, please contact CSS's Director of Individual Giving, Maxine Silent, at msilent@cssny.org or 212.614.5585.

    To make a contribution of securities to the Community Service Society of NY, please use the following delivery instructions or Download the PDF:

    DTC Eligible Securities
    DTC# 0443
    Pershing, LLC
    For Credit to account #:  N7M100368
    Client account name: Community Service Society of NY

    Fed Eligible Securities
    ABA# 021-000-018
    Bank of NY/Pershing
    For Credit to account #:  N7M100368
    Client account name: Community Service Society of NY

    Physical Securities
    For All Physical Securities:
    Mail securities and required documents to:

    BNY Mellon Capital Markets LLC.
    500 Grant Street, Suite 0475
    Pittsburgh, PA 15258
    Attn: Jorja Watts

    If the security is still in the donor's name a letter of authorization is needed from the donor giving up ownership of the security.

    Mutual Funds

    Please contact Jorja Watts, BNY Mellon Capital Markets at 412.234.0439 to coordinate delivery.
     

    The Community Service Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization designated by the Internal Revenue Code. Our tax identification number is 13-5562202.

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  • Other Ways to Give

    Shop to Support CSS

    Did you know you can support the Community Service Society while shopping on Amazon? It’s really simple and doesn’t change much about your normal shopping experience. Just go to http://smile.amazon.com/ch/13-5562202 and login to your account and shop as you normally would. It’s the same Amazon. Same products and prices. When you use this link you are letting Amazon know that you want your eligible shopping to benefit CSS.  The program is called AmazonSmile and they will donate a percentage of your purchase price to CSS.

       
       

    The Community Service Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization designated by the Internal Revenue Code. Our tax identification number is 13-5562202.

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