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Every Gift Matters

To the children of those who serve us all!

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Ways to Give

Cash Gifts

     A cash gift may take the form of a one-time donation, or you may elect to spread your gift over an extended period of time (see Pledge Gifts below). You can even designate a donation for one of our initiatives or for use in a particular community or area.
     Pledge gifts are welcome. Making your gift over an extended payment period may enable you to make a more substantial contribution, and tailor your specific giving plan to your needs. Generally, gifts may be spread out up to a five year payment period. We can work with you on the best process to fit your needs. Cash payments associated with pledges may be deductible from your adjusted gross income in the year in which they are made.

Please consult your tax advisor for deduction requirements and limitations related to your specific situation.

To Honor or Remember

     Honor or Memorial gifts are a thoughtful and appropriate way to honor or remember a cherished family member or friend. When you make an honor or memorial gift, the honoree or family member of the individual you remember will receive a personalized letter acknowledging your generosity (gift amount not included on letter). You will also receive a thank you letter which acknowledges your gift. Your tax deduction opportunities are the same as above.

Company Giving Plans

     Your company or institution may have employee giving processes or payroll deduction plans. Please consider designating the Military Child Education Coalition as your charity of choice.

     If you notice the MCEC isn't listed through your company's giving structure, we will apply for consideration.

Corporate Matching Gifts

     You may be able to maximize your gift to the Military Child Education Coalition by applying for a matching gift from your employer. Some companies will double or even triple your contribution amount! Contact your human resources department to determine if your company has a mathcing gift program.  We will process the necessary documentation your company requires.

Gifts of Stock

     A gift of stock is an investment that pays its dividends by providing much needed support for student and youth initiatives, parent initiatives, and professional initiatives like the military student transition consultant program, while receiving significant tax benefits for yourself.
Benefits to you:
• You receive gift credit and an immediate income tax deduction for the fair market value of the
  securities on the date of transfer, not matter what you originally paid for them.
• You pay no capital gains tax on the securities you donate.
• You can direct your gift to a specific fund or purpose.

Consider Making a Tax-Free Gift to the
Military Child Education Coalition from your IRA.

The charitable IRA rollover legislation allows you to transfer lifetime gifts up to $100,000 using funds from your individual retirement account (IRA) without undesireable tax effects.
You may contribute funds this way if you are age 70 1/2 or older at the time of the gift. You may transfer up to $100,000 directly from your IRA to one or more qualified charities   
This opportunity applies only to IRAs and not other types of retirement plans.
To select this option, donors should be aware of a December 31 deadline.

As with any charitable contribution, please consult with your finance or tax professional if you are considering this option.

Click here to donate online.

Donate by Mail with a check and make it payable to:

Military Child Education Coalition
Attn: Lindsey Fischer
909 Mountain Lion Circle
Harker Heights, TX   76548

Donate by Phone
(254) 953-1923
Lindsey Fischer - Extension 1115

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)
enables federal workers anywhere in the world
to support MCEC. Our CFC is #10261.

For more information about giving to the Military Child Education Coalition, please call 254.953.1923 and/or contact:
Lindsey Fischer, Donor Services Manager .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)