Other Ways to Give
There are many ways that you can be a lasting part of TJC’s work. We are incredibly grateful for anything that you can give: our work depends on gracious donors like you. Please click on the options below to learn more about other ways that you can give.
If you register TJC as your non-profit of choice, Amazon will donate .5% of every purchase that you make to TJC! How?
If you have a Kroger Plus card you can now register it online with TJC and we will get a portion of the money you spend every time you grocery shop! Kroger Plus cards are free and get you Kroger discounts, too.
- Go to krogercommunityrewards.com.
- Register to create a new account, or log in if you already have an account.
- After you create an account, put in your Kroger Plus card number or your phone number to register your card.
- On your “My Account” page, scroll down and click on the link for “Community Awards.”
- Fill out your information, and on the next page, put Tennessee Justice Center as the name of the organization.
- You’re all set! Every time you use your Kroger card, Kroger will donate a portion of your payment to TJC every time.
Through a charitable lead trust, you can support the Tennessee Justice Center generously for your lifetime or a specified number of years—and then reclaim the trust assets yourself or pass them along to your heirs. Here’s how it works:
You place cash, stock, or other assets into a trust, which is invested to generate revenue.
A set amount or percentage of the investment returns are paid to TJC, which uses your gift to advocate for families in need.
When the trust ends, the remaining funds are passed back to you or on to your beneficiaries.
Establishing a charitable lead trust can have tax benefits, particularly regarding estate tax reductions for your heirs.
Contact John Orzechowski at (615) 255-0331 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details, which you should discuss with your lawyer or financial advisor.
Do you have valuable assets, such as appreciated stocks or a second home, that are “tied up” and not producing income? Would you like to have additional income for yourself, your spouse, a parent, or a child? Would you like to leave a generous gift to TJC? If your answer is “all of the above,” then a charitable remainder trust may be the perfect choice for you.
Your assets (e.g. cash, stock, real estate) are used to create a trust fund, which is then invested.
You decide whether to base your payments on a percentage of the initial trust (Annuity) or a percentage of the trust’s value as it is revalued annually (Unitrust). Scheduled payments then come to you over the course of your lifetime or the trust period. Afterwards, remaining assets pass to TJC.
In addition to providing income, a charitable remainder trust could have double tax benefits for you:
- You receive an immediate income tax deduction for a portion of the trust’s value;
- You bypass capital gains taxes for appreciated assets.
Contact John Orzechowski at (615) 255-0331 or email@example.com to request details, which you should discuss with your lawyer or financial advisor.
Stock gifts are a particularly effective way to support TJC. If you own stock or other securities that have appreciated since you acquired them, you may face capital gains taxes when you sell them. Donating that stock to the Tennessee Justice Center might be a wise decision for you because:
- Neither you nor TJC (a non-profit organization) must pay capital gains tax—meaning that TJC receives the full value of your stock
- You can receive a charitable deduction for the full market value of your gift;
- You make an important contribution (perhaps larger than you could afford if you gave cash) that furthers our work in advocating for families in need.
For more information on transferring stock to the Tennessee Justice Center, contact John Orzechowski at (615) 255-0331 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your fully-paid life insurance policy is no longer needed to provide security for grown children or other loved ones, you could make the Tennessee Justice Center a beneficiary of all or part of your funds. Or you could give your policy to TJC and make us your beneficiary. This entitles you to a current income tax deduction.
If an ongoing tax deduction is attractive to you, consider purchasing a new life insurance policy (or converting an existing, in-process policy) and giving it to TJC with our organization as the designated beneficiary. Your ongoing premium payments are then tax deductible, and you receive an additional income tax deduction at the time of the gift.
Consult your attorney or insurance agent to designate the Tennessee Justice Center (Federal Tax ID Number 62-1630417) as sole or shared beneficiary of your life insurance policy.
If family members or friends are beneficiaries of your retirement funds, they could receive as little as 25% of your hard-earned money. Retirement accounts like IRAs, Keoghs, and 401(k) plans are taxed as income to your heirs, and in addition may be subject to estate tax. Alternatively, you can name the Tennessee Justice Center as beneficiary of your retirement funds and make other estate provisions for loved ones. That way, the entire designated amount passes to TJC tax-free, and your gift is fully deductible for estate tax purposes. You may designate
- Your entire retirement account;
- A set dollar amount;
- A percentage of your total retirement funds;
- An amount contingent on other conditions being met, such as having a loved one predecease you.
Consult your financial advisor or your employer’s human resources department to get the simple form to designate the Tennessee Justice Center (Federal Tax ID Number 62-1630417) as a beneficiary of your retirement account.
Making a bequest is simple and straightforward. Let your advisor know your wishes and they will put the appropriate language in your will. If you already have a will, there is no need to rewrite it to include TJC; your attorney can add a bequest through a simple codicil.
Various bequest options (and suggested language that might be helpful to you and your advisor) allow you to:
1) Take care of your loved ones first, then leave all–or a percentage—of the remainder of your estate to TJC.
I give and bequeath to the Tennessee Justice Center, Inc., 301 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37201 (Federal Tax ID Number 62-1630417) all (or state a percentage) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal.
2) State your intention by leaving a specific amount (or specific percentage of your total estate) to SELC.
I give and bequeath to the Tennessee Justice Center, Inc., (address and Fed ID number) the sum of $______.
I give and bequeath to the Tennessee Justice Center, Inc., (address and Fed ID number) ___ percent of my estate.
Make your gift to TJC contingent on other conditions being met, such as having a loved one predecease you.
If (insert name) is not living at the time of my demise, I give and bequeath to the Tennessee Justice Center, Inc., (address and Fed ID number) the sum of $______.
Or you may say “all of my estate” or “__ percent of the remainder of my estate.”
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Thank you so much for joining the group of TJC friends who have made planned gifts to ensure the continued work of TJC in advocating for the rights of families in need. The entire TJC family is extremely grateful for your generosity and commitment. For our records and so that we may properly acknowledge your gift, please provide the following information.
If you have any questions, contact John Orzechowski at email@example.com or 615-255-0331. Thank you again for your support.
Thank you so much for joining the group of TJC friends who have made planned gifts to ensure the continued work of TJC in advocating for the rights of families in need. The entire TJC family is extremely grateful for your generosity and commitment. For our records and so that we may properly acknowledge your gift, please contact John Orzechowski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-255-0331 to let us know about your legacy gift intentions. Thank you!
Here are some things we could use around the office:
- Computer monitors
- Computer speakers
- Desk or Floor Lamps
- Small bookshelf
- Cork Board
- Sound Machine
- Standing Desk and/or keyboard and mouse stand for standing at a desk
- Portable Microphone and speaker
- Dish Towels
- Baked Goods
- Time management consultant
- Interior office design consultant
- Video editor
If you would like to make a wish list donation, contact Emily Jones at email@example.com or 615-255-0331.