There are many ways you can make a gift to support the Bridge. Here are a few ways you can help:
Many companies have matching gifts programs, making your contribution go even farther. At many companies you can apply directly online for a matching gift. Some employers use paper forms. Please ask your human resources department. We will verify your donation and notify you when we have received the matching gift.
Some companies that match donations to the Bridge are:
|AIG||RLI Risk Services|
|Bank of America||Symetra Financial|
|IBM Corporation||UnitedHealth Group|
|Lincoln Financial||United Technologies|
|Morgan Stanley||Voya Financial|
A memorial or honorary gift is a lasting demonstration of admiration, friendship, and love. A gift made in tribute can be a unique way to recognize and celebrate a personal achievement, milestone, or memorable event in the life of a friend or loved one. Your gift helps build a brighter future for a troubled youth or family. When you make a gift, we will notify the person being honored, or the family of the loved one being remembered, of your thoughtfulness.
Donate online or mail your gift to:The Bridge Family Center1022 Farmington AvenueWest Hartford, CT 06107-2105
Another way to support the Bridge is through your workplace giving campaign. The Bridge is a member of the Local Independent Charities of America, LICA, for the Fall 2016/2017 campaign year. As a member of LICA, the Bridge has been awarded the "Best in America" seal of excellence certifying that we meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness. Fewer than 5 percent of U.S. charities have met that standard.
You can donate directly to the Bridge through your Fidelity Charitable Fund, Schwab Charitable Fund, or BNY Mellon Charitable Gift Fund using DAF Direct. We welcome gifts from all donor-advised funds.
Gifts of stock or securities may be made through your broker. Appreciated securities are perhaps the most cost-effective assets to use in making a gift. When you transfer ownership of long-term holdings to The Bridge Family Center, you receive a charitable deduction for their full market value and you incur no capital gains tax on the stock's appreciation (subject to IRS deduction limits).
Because electronic transfers are made without identifying the donor, please alert us in advance about the stock and number of shares you plan to give. You can do so by contacting Martha Rennie, Director of Development, at 860.521.8035 ext. 1105.
According to IRS regulations, the date of your gift corresponds to the date it arrives in our possession (for transfers from brokerage account to brokerage account). Following is the information necessary to transfer stock to our account:
Our Account Name: The Bridge Family Center
Our Tax ID Number: 23-7013563
Our Account Number: PG3007737
Broker DTC Number: 0443
Investment Advisor: Pershing, LLC, 1 Pershing Plaza, Jersey City, NJ 07399
A simple bequest to The Bridge Family Center, Inc. or to its endowment fund may be included in your Will, enabling you to make a larger gift than you might have thought possible and providing savings in state and federal death taxes. You can donate a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your assets.
Here is some suggested wording for making a bequest to the Bridge or to its endowment fund to share with your attorney:
To give directly to the Bridge:
“I bequeath the sum of ______________ Dollars ($_______________) [or, I bequeath __________% of my estate] [or, I devise and bequeath all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate] to The Bridge Family Center in West Hartford, CT.”
To give to the Bridge’s Endowment:
“I bequeath the sum of ______________ Dollars ($_______________) [or, I bequeath __________% of my estate] [or, I devise and bequeath all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate] to HFPG, Inc., a charitable corporation affiliated with the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, to be added to The Bridge Family Center Fund.”
Your bequest qualifies you for membership in Builders for the Future, our Planned Giving Society. Your gift will make a lasting difference for children and families for years to come. Please let us know of your bequest so we can include you in the Society.
To learn more about The Bridge Family Center Fund or Builders for the Future, please contact Martha Rennie, Director of Development, at 860.521.8035, ext. 1105.
Sponsorships are a wonderful way to partner with the Bridge and receive community recognition for your company or organization's support of Bridge programs.
As a group of our most distinguished donors, Bridge Leadership Circle members are committed to ensuring a bright future for children and families. These caring supporters have pledged $1,000 or more annually for three years. Their outstanding commitment helps to build a solid foundation the Bridge can count on for its critical work.
You can also help by:
All contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.