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Gifts of Stock

Gifts of stock can provide generous support for Women Writing for (a) Change® and may provide an additional tax benefit in the case of securities held more than one year.  Please consult your financial advisor regarding your individual situation.  Your advisor will want to know that WWf(a)C is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization as determined by the Internal Revenue Code.  Please see How to Transfer Gifts of Stock.  Click here for PDF.

Matching Gifts

Increase your gift at no extra cost to you! Your employer may offer matching gift opportunities to employees, directors, employees’ spouses or retirees. If your company offers a gift matching program, please contact the human resources department to begin the process. Please fill out and mail any required forms to:

Women Writing for (a) Change
6906 Plainfield Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45236

IRA Rollover Gifts

Are you at least 70 1/2 and need to take a Required Minimum Distribution each year from your IRA account? Do you love and want to support Women Writing for (a) Change? You can make a gift to WWf(a)C and avoid increasing your taxable income with that distribution. Simply ask your IRA administrator to make a direct transfer to WWf(a)C. If the distribution is made directly to a nonprofit organization such as WWf(a)C, the withdrawal is excluded from your taxable income entirely.

Known as a Qualified Charitable Distribution, this transfer can be accomplished easily, and with great tax savings, by contacting your IRA account administrator for a direct transfer to WWf(a)C. As always, please consult your financial advisor regarding your individual situation. The funds must come directly from the IRA administrator to qualify.

For questions or additional information about making a gift, please contact
Mary Wood-Constable at [email protected] or 513-272-1171.

Plan a Future Gift

Legacy, or Future Gifts are planned now for the future benefit of Women Writing for (a) Change. Bequests or Beneficiary Designations provide a way that donors can make a significant contribution, often allowing for much larger gifts than can be made in one’s lifetime. It is always recommended to seek experienced legal and financial counsel in planning such gifts.

Your advisors will want to know that we are considered tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code and our full legal name is Women Writing for (a) Change Foundation. Our federal taxpayer identification number is 31-1697279.

  • Bequests
    Bequests can be made to Women Writing for (a) Change in your will, or in a codicil to your will. A codicil may be added without changing the rest of the will. Types of bequests:

    Specific bequest: This may be a particular sum of money or a specific asset that you wish to leave to WWf(a)C.
    Residual bequest: This is made by naming WWf(a)C to receive a percentage of your estate, or the residual portion that remains after first taking care of your loved ones.
    Contingent Bequest: This names WWf(a)C to receive a bequest only in the event that other beneficiaries are no longer living.

  • Life Insurance 
    You may designate Women Writing for (a) Change as the owner and beneficiary of a paid up life insurance policy that you wish to donate. Alternately, you may make WWf(a)C the full beneficiary, percentage beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of a policy. This type gift may provide you with tax benefits now and in the future.
  • Retirement Plan Beneficiary Designations
    You may also designate WWf(a)C as the beneficiary of many types of retirement plans. Using the beneficiary designation form avoids potential tax liabilities that may occur if leaving them through your will.
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
    Charitable remainder trusts are part charitable gift and part life income. If you name WWf(a)C as the charitable beneficiary, the assets remaining at the termination of the trust will go to support our work. Prior to termination of the trust, you or the designated income recipient receive regular payments from the trust. Legal counsel is needed to set up a charitable remainder trust.

Giving Matters

"I could hear my own thoughts. I loved that when I read what I wrote, I could finally give what I felt a voice."
   ~ Adult Core Class participant

"In this circle, I know that I am heard. I felt free to share, I wasn't worried about being made fun of. Everyone was very nice. People showed me love."
   ~ Young Women's program participant

"The gathering of women writers sharing their truths is sacred and powerful. I have watched so many women find their voices here as I have. I have seen them leave the circle of WWf(a)C and go out into their lives knowing that they have something to say."
   ~ Adult Core Class participant