The Nebraska Community Foundation works with community, organizational and donor-advised affiliated funds serving 250 communities located in 80 counties. NCF and its affiliated funds have reinvested $269 million in Nebraska since 1994.
Check out this edition of the bi-weekly affiliated fund e-newsletter.
Notices and Reminders
Online Training: Using Committees to Accomplish Your Goals – July 13
Sharing the work to get more done
Your affiliated fund can be more effective by taking three important steps:
Step 1 - Recruit the expertise you need for your Fund Advisory Committee
Step 2 - Use sub-committees to share the work
Step 3 - Enlist talent and knowledge from people outside your Fund Advisory Committee
|David Partsch|| Doug Friedli, NCF Director of Community Fund Development – Eastern Nebraska, will showcase affiliated funds using these steps to accomplish their goals. Doug also will share tools to help you with each step.
David Partsch with the Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund and Jay Wolf with the Boone County Community Foundation Fund will share how their affiliated funds have successfully used committees to strengthen their Funds and get more done.
Whether your affiliated fund is new or well established, this webinar will provide great ideas on how to share the work to get more done.
This webinar will be offered twice on Wednesday, July 13, once at 12:30pm CT (11:30am MT) and again at 5:30pm CT (4:30pm MT). Each will last up to one hour.
Register today using the links below:
for the 12:30pm CT/11:30am MT webinar
for the 5:30pm CT/4:30pm MT webinar
Gift annuities are charitable gifts that provide fixed lifetime income to your donors and future support for your affiliated fund.
The gift annuity is a basic agreement between your donor and the Nebraska Community Foundation that will benefit your donor now and eventually benefit your affiliated fund. A gift annuity allows your donors to make gifts of cash or stock to support your community or organization while providing them with a fixed lifetime income.
The minimum gift size is $20,000, and the income payments can begin as early as age 65. New gift annuity rates became effective on July 1, 2011. Generally the new rate schedule contains slightly lower rates for annuitants ages 69 and younger and slightly higher rates for annuitants at ages 75 and older.
Rates for One Life
Current Payment Gift Annuity
An option that many consider is a deferred payment gift annuity. When your donors defer their guaranteed, fixed annuity payments until at least age 65 or beyond, they can increase the amount they receive each year, while increasing their current charitable income tax deduction.
Rates for One Life
Deferred Payment Gift Annuity Rates
Number of years Payment Deferred
|Age||5 yrs||10 yrs||15 yrs|
Save the Date! Connecting Young Nebraskans Summit
October 27-28, 2011 – Wayne, Nebraska
The second annual Connecting Young Nebraskans (CYN) Summit is set for October 27-28 in West Point, Nebraska.
Connecting Young Nebraskans began in the summer of 2009 and is a network of citizens under the age of 40 who live in Nebraska. CYN opens a new avenue to encourage and support the participation of those under 40 who live in rural areas.
The network strives to encourage individuals to be forward-looking. It also provides opportunities, such as the 2011 CYN Summit, to shape the state’s future by sharing knowledge, insights and desires while learning about topics related to professional, personal and civic development.
This conference is an excellent opportunity for young leaders within your community or affiliated fund to learn and network with other young leaders from across the state. Learn more about Connecting Young Nebraskans on their website or Facebook page.
The information on this page was sent as an e-mail message to NCF affiliated fund leaders on July 7, 2011.
Al Svajgr has been involved in cattle feeding, ranching, farming and banking in Dawson County, at Cozad, since 1977. He was chairman of the Beef Board, a national group of beef producers, so the gift made perfect sense. “All the gain I had in those animals would have been taxable if I’d sold them and then made a cash donation,” he said. “This way, I was able to give more value, because I didn’t have to pay taxes on the capital gains.”Read more →