ALDEA Children & FAmily Services

Gift Planning

Ways to Give

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Dedicated Gifts to pay tribute

Donations to Aldea Children & Family Services can be made in honor or in memory of any person you specify.

General Fund - Unrestricted Gifts

Most gifts to Aldea fall in this category, with no conditions set on how they will be used. Unrestricted gifts will be used wherever the need is greatest and allows Aldea the flexibility in determining how best to use the funds.

Program Specific - Restricted Gifts

Some donors wish to contribute to a specific program or equipment purchase. For example, you may direct your gift to support foster care outreach. A restricted gift allows you to specify how your donation will be used.

Aldea Endowment

When gifts are made to the Aldea Endowment, the gift principal is maintained in perpetuity and invested to create income for the organization. Income from gifts to the Aldea Endowment can be restricted to a specified purpose or added to Aldea's unrestricted funds.

Donate Stock or Include Aldea in Your Estate Planning

Please contact Michele Farhat, Director of Development, at (707) 224-8266 or mfarhat@aldeainc.org?subject=Gift Planning to find out how to donate stock or include Aldea in your estate planning.

Did you know that there are ways to obtain income enhancement opportunities during your lifetime as well as substantial tax benefits by making a gift of stocks, property or other appreciated assets using a variety of estate planning tools? A charitable remainder annuity trusts and charitable remainder trusts can provide lifetime income for you or anyone you designate and can help you avoid capital gains and inheritance taxes.

You may also choose to donate to Aldea by adding us in your will as a recipient of an outright gift of property or other assets. Or you may choose to create a trust in your will, naming Aldea as a beneficiary. Such gifts may be restricted or unrestricted and can be made either to the General Fund or the Aldea Endowment.

Aldea’s staff is here to provide confidential, no-obligation consultations about how these and other forms of philanthropy can benefit you and your loved ones as well as Aldea Children & Family Services.

Aldea Donor Circles

The Aldea Children & Family Donor Steward program works to enhance your relationship with Aldea and express our thanks in a variety of ways including public recognition and timely communications including impact reports and recognition letters.

The Allen Ewig Founders Circle

The Allen Ewig Founders Circle recognizes Aldea’s most generous donors who have made significant contributions for the advancement of Aldea’s mission. Donors become Founders Circle members when they reach a level of $100,000 cumulative lifetime commitment to Aldea. Members are recognized as top donors to Aldea, listed in an annual printed list distributed to all members, and included as special guests at events during the year.

The Betty O’Shaughnessy Donor Legacy Circle

The Betty O’Shaughnessy Legacy Circle honors those who include Aldea in their wills or other planned gifts.

In addition to supporting Aldea, members enjoy advanced issues of the Annual Impact report, special reports highlighting the impact of your giving, and invitations to exclusive events and programs and included as special guests at events during the year.

The Loyd and Pat Wolfe Donor Circle

The Loyd and Pat Wolfe Donor Circle recognizes donors who give $1,000 or more annually. In addition to supporting Aldea, members enjoy advanced issues of the Annual Impact report, special reports highlighting the impact of your giving, and invitations to exclusive events and programs. The circle is named for the late Loyd Wolfe who founded the juvenile justice network which after his death founded the Wolfe Center.

Aldea “little village” Donor Circle

The Courage Village Donor Circle recognizes continued support for Aldea for five or more consecutive years. Its namesake derives from Aldea’s Suicide Prevention and awareness campaign, educating the community and acknowledging it takes a village to create a community that works for everyone. As a part of the Courage Village Donor circle, members receive invitations to exclusive events and experiences. Additionally, members are recognized at each five-year milestone.

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Aldea Children & Family Services is a 501(c)(3) charitable tax-exempt organization. 
Our Tax ID is 94-2159248.