2017 Annual Giving Program FAQ’S

What is the Annual Giving Program?
This annual request for support throughout the year focuses on raising unrestricted funds for the ongoing operations of the Foundation. These funds are critical to the overall goals of the Foundation. Anyone making a contribution of $50 or more is automatically a member of the Middletown Community Foundation (MCF).

Why should I support the Annual Giving Program?
Because your support throughout the year provides the unrestricted funds for the ongoing operations of the Foundation, including paying for the infrastructure that awards grants to meet the most pressing needs of the community that often arise during the year. Additionally, these funds ensure we have the very best and experienced staff.

How long is the Annual Giving Program?
The 2017 Annual Giving Program began January 1 and runs through the end of the calendar year, Dec. 31, 2017.

How much and how often will I be asked to give?
Giving is a personal decision. We encourage you to give at the time and level that is best for you. We provide opportunities throughout the year to give by enclosing a remit/reply envelope in most of our mailings. We encourage you to consider increasing your giving to the next level each year. Remember, all gifts are 100% tax deductible. Your gift in any amount is greatly appreciated!

Why are giving levels important?
These levels both large and small recognize donors who support the Middletown Community Foundation year in and year out. As a member, your name will appear under your level in our Annual Report.

Will my gift make a difference?
Absolutely! Every tax-deductible gift is used to strengthen the Middletown Community Foundation and ultimately goes back into the community. Your gift sends a powerful message that you believe in your Foundation and its mission.

How Can You Help?

1. If you’re not already a member of MCF, become one! Anyone giving $50 or more in the calendar year is automatically a member. Click on the DONATE NOW button to join on-line.

2. If you’re a member, make additional donations to MCF throughout the year when possible. We understand giving is a personal decision. MCF provides opportunities throughout the year to give by enclosing a remit/reply envelope in most mailings and by donating on-line. Remember, all gifts are 100% tax deductible. Your gift in any amount is greatly appreciated!

I have more questions, who can I contact:
Please call Lauren Matus, development officer at 513-424-7369
 
   

1. We’re local. We help people, businesses and organizations give locally to make a difference through effective philanthropy.

 
2. We know our communities. We’re in touch with their most pressing needs and initiate programs and grants to address them.
 

3. We focus on longevity. We’re built on the idea of permanence. Your endowment gifts are being used to better the community and are managed professionally to meet changing future needs.

  4. We’re flexible. Our services offer donors maximum choice in what assets to give, to whom to give them, and the organizations and causes you wish to support.
    5. We’re economical. We’re built to be one charitable entity comprising many individual funds. By pooling these resources, we can effectively manage funds for many different charitable purposes while investing these funds to grow your gifts.
    6. We provide tax advantages. Gifts and bequests to MCF receive maximum charitable income and estate tax benefits.
    7. We are accountable stewards. For decades, MCF has existed to serve the community with an impeccable record of honoring donor intents and stewarding gifts.
    8. We serve donors great and small. Become a member for as little as $50 and begin making a difference today.