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Gift Options

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Planned Giving Options:

Retirement Plan Assets | Appreciated Stock | Will/Living Trust | Life Insurance | Memorial Gift | Tribute Gift

Help Build a Legacy of Support and Hope - by Making a Planned Gift

Us TOO International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides educational resources and support services to the prostate cancer community at no charge. The programs and services provided by Us TOO are made possible by generous donations from committed and concerned people just like you! Us TOO is 100% funded by private donations from individuals, corporations and health related grant awards. Your planned gift to Us TOO helps ensure the future of prostate cancer patient focused support programs nationwide and abroad. Your financial advisor will be able to provide an overview of the numerous charitable giving vehicles appropriate for you and how they may benefit your family or loved ones.

Planned giving can be as simple as designating a gift through your will, life insurance policies or securities, or designating Us TOO as a beneficiary on a retirement account. When establishing your will, we hope you will consider a bequest to Us TOO International to help us continue to be the primary source of support and information for prostate cancer patients, their families and friends. Questions? Contact Chuck Strand at (630) 795-1002 or chucks@ustoo.org.

Retirement Plan Assets

With the increase in the variety of retirement plan assets that people own, it is important to make sure that the money invested in these accounts goes to the people or organizations that you designate. Retirement plans such as IRA’s, pension plans, Keogh and 401 (K) accounts should have clearly designated beneficiaries. Proper planning and naming Us TOO as one of your account beneficiaries can reduce tax burdens on retirement assets.

On October 3, 2008, President Bush signed legislation (Public Law 110-343), which includes an extension of the IRA Charitable Rollover originally enacted as part of the Pension Protection Act of 2006. The extension is retroactive, applying to distributions made throughout both the 2008 and 2009 tax years. The extension will allow individuals 70½ and older to donate up to $100,000 from their IRAs to charities tax-free.

Donate Appreciated Stock

If you have owned stock for at least one year and it has increased in value, you can donate that stock to Us TOO without having to pay capital gains on the increase. Additionally, there is an income tax charitable deduction equal to the full current market value of the securities. In order to receive the most favorable tax treatment, you must donate the securities to Us TOO directly; you cannot sell the stock and donate the proceeds.

To donate appreciated stock:

  1. Request a charitable stock transfer authorization form from your Custodian (e.g. Charles Schwab)
  2. Complete and enter the following DTC number for Us TOO: 0015
  3. Return the completed form to the Custodian
  4. Contact Chuck Strand at chucks@ustoo.org or 630-795-1002 to notify him of your gift.

Include Us TOO International in Your Will/Living Trust

Please consider supporting the mission of Us TOO through a bequest in your last will and testament. The following language may be helpful to your lawyer as you prepare or update you will: I give, devise and bequeath to Us TOO International, 2720 S. River Road, Suite 112, Des Plaines, IL 60018-4106, Tax ID #36-3723349, the sum of ____ (or otherwise describe the gift or specify a percentage of the estate) to be used for the general purposes of the organization.

Give a Gift of Life Insurance

Some of our supporters no longer need their life insurance that was purchased years ago to provide for children or other family members. If that is your situation, please consider donating the policy to Us TOO International. You will be eligible to claim a charitable donation for approximately the policy’s cash surrender value and the proceeds are removed from your estate. Ways to give a gift of life insurance include:

  • Add a beneficiary: you can name Us TOO as a primary or joint beneficiary on a policy.
  • Give a paid up policy: this a great option for policies that have outlived their intended purpose.
  • Buy a new policy: You can make a significant gift by naming Us TOO as both the owner and beneficiary. The premium payments can be tax deductible.

Give a single premium policy for maximum benefits.

Give a Memorial Gift

You can honor a departed loved one by making a special donation to Us TOO International. Through the Us TOO Memorial Fund you can memorialize the spirit of a special person who touched your life. Upon receipt of your donation, Us TOO will send a message of encouragement and memorial gift acknowledgement to the family member, friend or other contact person that you designate.

To make a memorial gift, call 1-800-808-7866 and speak with Jackie or one of the staff
OR

Make a Memorial Gift online
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Send the above information along with your donation and completed donation form to:
Us TOO International Memorial Fund
2720 S. River Road, Suite 112
Des Plaines, IL 60018-4106

Tribute Gifts

Pay Tribute to A Special Person in Your Life…
Celebrate a special occasion by making a Tribute Gift to Us TOO International.

Though our Tribute Gift Program, you can celebrate any occasion! Honor someone’s birthday, anniversary, graduation, job promotion, or other special occasion by making a gift to Us TOO International. The honoree will receive a special card from Us TOO announcing your generous gift and congratulating them on their special celebration.

To make a tribute gift, call 1-800-808-7866 and speak with Jackie or one of the staff
OR

Make a Tribute Gift online
OR

Send the above information along with your donation and completed donation form to:
Us TOO International Tribute Fund
2720 S. River Road, Suite 112
Des Plaines, IL 60018-4106

On behalf of the Us TOO staff, Board of Directors, those we have helped in their battle with prostate cancer, and those we will help – Thank You!