WAYS TO GIVE
The Light House depends on donations to help fund our operations and programs. There are many ways you can make a donation, and whatever way you choose, your gift is most appreciated and will be put to good use helping rebuild lives and end the cycle of homelessness
More than 90% of the Light House budget is funded from private donations from individuals, foundations and corporations. Without this continued generosity, we would not be able to continue to provide these much needed services. Making a charitable financial donation greatly benefits the operations and programs at the Light House.
Checks or Cash
This is the most immediate and impactful way in which to give to The Light House. You can deduct a cash gift for income tax purposes in the year in which you contribute it. Check with your tax advisor.
Checks or money orders may be made payable to:
The Light House Inc.
10 Hudson Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Making a gift on-line is easy. CLICK HERE and make your gift. We accept all major credit cards. You have the option to make a one-time gift or set up a recurring gift to The Light House.
Gifts of appreciated securities and mutual funds can be extremely beneficial ~to both The Light House and the donor. Gifts of marketable stocks or mutual fund shares that have appreciated may be made and also create an immediate income tax deduction for you based on the assets' current value. Please contact Jo Ann Mattson, Director of Development for more information.
Gifts may be made in annual installments of cash or stock, enabling donors to be recognized for a larger amount than a one-time donation might permit. Annual Gift installments may be paid monthly, quarterly or semi-annually over 12 months. multi-year pledge payment installments can be arranged according to the donor's wishes.
A gift to The Light House is a wonderful way to honor or remember a loved one and is meaningful to both the Light House and the recipient. Honorees receive a letter acknowledging the gift and memorial cards are sent to families.
Many businesses have a matching gifts program whereby they will match the dollar amount of the gift made by individual to The Light House. Matching gifts are an important source of funds for non-profit organizations. They also are an increasingly important way for companies to allow employees to direct a portion of their employer's donations to support the charity of their choice with a financial contribution. Check with your company to see if they participate in a matching gift program.
A bequest is a gift from your estate—a transfer of cash, securities, or other property made through your estate plans. You can make a bequest to The Light House by including language in your will or living trust leaving a portion of your estate to The Light House, or by designating The Light House as a beneficiary of your retirement account or life insurance policy.
Planned Giving ensures the future of The Light House and can make a lasting impact on many, many lives. For more information about including The Light House in your estate plans, contact Jo Ann Mattson, Director of Development at 443-569-4207.
Gifts of Real Estate
If you own property that is fully paid off and has appreciated in value, an outright gift to The Light House may be the simplest solution. You can deduct the fair market value of your gift, avoid capital gains taxes and remove that asset from your taxable estate. Consult your financial/ tax advisor for more details..
The Light House is pleased to be part of the three United Way workplace giving campaigns in private organizations, state office and federal agencies. Formerly listed as Annapolis Area Ministries, Inc. look for the listing for The Light House Inc. in your United Way booklet.
United Way # 5173
Maryland Charities: # 2396
Combined Federal Campaign # 98311
From time to time The Light House has specific needs for donated goods and services. Click Here for more information. Please visit the Needs seciton of our our website for more information.
The Light House participates in the State of Maryland Community Investment Tax Credit program. Tax credits may be available first-come, first serve to major donors, depending on eligibility and availability. Please contact Jo Ann Mattson, Director of Development for more information.
Corporate Partnership and Sponsorship Program
The Light House and Friends of The Light House present a number of events annually for which we are looking for corporate partners. For more information on sponsorship levels and partnership opportunities click here or contact Lauren Tullis, Assistant Director of Development for more information.
The Light House Inc. is recognized as tax-exempt under section 501 (C) 3 of the Internal Revenue Service Code. Our tax identification # is 52-1671388
If you would like a copy of our current financial statements, they are available upon request at The Light House or through the Office of the Secretary of State of Maryland. If you would like additional information, please contact The Light House 410-349-5056.