Safe2Tell® relies largely upon the generous donations of individuals, community groups, foundations and organizations to continue the work that keeps our schools and communities safe. We need donations of time and resources to be successful in our focus areas of education, prevention, awareness and training initiatives. We need your help too!
Safe2Tell is a vital school and community safety resource that is dependent on contributions to operate and provide programming. Contributing to Safe2Tell is a way to ensure that anonymous reporting of safety concerns continues to be available for our children.
To make a gift now:
Gifts made by cash, checks or credit cards are the most common ways of making a contribution to the Safe2Tell. These are gifts are often made to support the organization operations, but they also can be used to designate support to specific programs.
- Send a donation with your name and address to:
Attention: Development Department
P.O. Box 49296
Colorado Spring, CO 80949
- Make a secure online contribution using your debit or credit card. Click here or visit our donate now page to make your contribution today.
- Set-up a monthly, recurring gift. Monthly pledges are a great way to make a dramatic impact for the organization with a large gift broken down in monthly smaller installments. Monthly pledges may set-up online at www.coloradogives.org/safe2tell or by calling our Development Department at 303-905-2803.
Honor and Memorial Gifts
Honor and memorial gifts are thoughtful ways to express your sentiments on a special occasion or to memorialize a loved one. Safe2Tell offers an easy and meaningful way to extend condolences and/or congratulations to friends and family members throughout the year.
- Honor Gifts can be given to celebrate:
- Graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, or weddings.
- Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or Grandparents’ Day
- A retirement, birth, or job promotion.
- Memorial Gifts are thoughtful ways of remembering
friends and family members.
Safe2Tell will send an acknowledgement to the person being honored, or to the family of the person being memorialized. Please include the correct spelling of the person’s name you are recognizing, as well as the name and address to whom the acknowledgement should be sent.
If you have any questions, please contact the Development Department at 303-905-2803.
You can double—or even triple—the value of your gift to Safe2Tell. Corporations that provide a matching gift program establish their own guidelines with respect to employee eligibility, qualifying recipient organizations (such as Safe2Tell), and the minimum/maximum contribution that can be matched. Generally, a corporation will match dollar for dollar, but some may match at a higher rate.
As a supporter of Safe2Tell, we encourage you to explore and use this method of contributing. If you are interested in procuring a match for your charitable contribution, please contact your employer’s Human Resources Department. They can give you a matching gift application form. Fill out the donor part of the form, then send it along with your gift to Safe2Tell. We will take care of processing and returning your application to your employer.
Are you a retired employee? Ask if the company will match your gift as a retiree. Many companies will match your donation to Safe2Tell.
Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds
Stocks, bonds and mutual fund shares that have been held long term (i.e., held for more than a year and a day), and have appreciated in value, can provide Safe2Tell with a significant contribution. With a gift of securities, you will owe no capital gains taxes and you will be able to claim an income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the asset at the time of the gift.
You also can make a tax–effective gift using securities that have decreased in value. By selling shares and donating the proceeds to Safe2Tell as a cash gift, you can get a tax deduction for the charitable gift, as well as deduct any losses on your income tax return.
To Make a Gift Later
Gifts of Retirement Plan Assets
Gifts from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA), 401(k) plan, Keogh plan, or other qualified retirement savings plan can be highly advantageous to both you and Safe2Tell.
If you intend to leave these assets to anyone other than your spouse, they could be the most heavily taxed of all your assets through both income and estate taxes. By naming Safe2Tell as a beneficiary of your retirement plan assets, you can make a contribution and potentially save significant taxes for your heirs.
Gifts Through Wills
Gifts made through wills or living trusts (bequests and other types of testamentary arrangements) can provide considerable support for Safe2Tell, while helping reduce estate taxes. You can direct that your gift be in the form of cash or a specific asset. You also can set a dollar amount or designate a percentage of your estate to Safe2Tell in your trust or will.
A gift of an old unneeded policy, or of a new life insurance policy, can help leverage a relatively small outlay on the part of the donor into a very significant gift for Safe2Tell. Flexibility in arranging the gift can be attractive.
For example, you can simply name Safe2Tell as the beneficiary of a policy, which will allow you to maintain ownership. Or, you can sign over the policy to Safe2Tell as the owner and beneficiary, thus maximizing your charitable tax benefits.