Continue Your Life’s Story
Most of us would like to leave a lasting legacy to show our lives have made a difference – that we have contributed to an important work or cause that will benefit the lives of others for generations to come.
For more than five decades, Youth Dynamics has been committed to reaching youth and to see youth transformed by the power of Christ, integrated into the local church, and impacting their world for Him.
Leaving a Legacy
Your legacy is your gift to the future and what remains after you are gone. As you think and pray about your legacy, please consider Youth Dynamics. You can continue establishing your legacy through your annual charitable giving plan, and complete it with a bequest on your passing. Your financial planner can assist you in deciding how best to meet your family’s financial goals while leaving a legacy that continues far beyond your lifetime.
Depending on your preferences, you can direct your gift to be used for general support of the mission of Youth Dynamics, or for programs and areas that have special meaning or importance to you. Your donation can be an outright gift to be used as needed or take the form of a long-term investment or an endowment that provides support into the future.
Various Ways to Give
Tangible property (e.g. vehicles, land, house) can be gifted to Youth Dynamics and is usually tax-deductible at its market value, and if handled properly can avoid capital gains tax. Because an appraisal is often necessary, please discuss gifts of tangible property with Youth Dynamics staff.
Another easy and common way to make an end-of-life gift is to add Youth Dynamics as a beneficiary to assets held in an IRA, 401(k), or 403(b).
IRA Charitable Rollover
Begin your legacy giving while you are still alive and see your legacy at work! If you are 70.5 years old, you can rollover up to $100,000 of your IRA to Youth Dynamics. The charitable distributions count towards your minimum distribution requirements, and you will not be taxed on the transfer.
Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, and Other Publicly Traded Securities
Another great option to begin your legacy giving while you are still alive is donating stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other publicly traded securities. Of course, this is a great option for end-of-life planning as well. Tax laws make gifts of assets that have appreciated in value highly advantageous – giving you and your heirs potential tax savings.
Youth Dynamics partners with the Barnabas Foundation to help facilitate this type of gift.
Since 1976, Barnabas Foundation has helped generous Christians transfer their wealth in ways that honor God, provide for their families and support the causes close to their hearts. Specifically, we partner with Christian ministries to help their supporters give through their wills and reduce their taxes through gifts of stock, real estate, and other assets.
To transfer stocks as a donation, contact your personal broker and fill out the Gifting Securities Information Form – FOR YOUTH DYNAMICS.
Adding Youth Dynamics as a primary or partial beneficiary in your will is the most common and simplest way to make an end-of-life gift. You can leave a percentage of your estate or a specific amount.
Gifts of life insurance can be a great way to leverage a little today into a lot for tomorrow. Generally, life insurance gifts have a variety of ways they can be made. You can name Youth Dynamics as the owner or beneficiary of a policy for all or a portion of a policy you own. Upon your passing, Youth Dynamics will receive the death benefit.
When naming Youth Dynamics as a beneficiary, please include the following information on your beneficiary designation form:
PO Box 486
Burlington, WA 98233
Federal Tax ID Number: 91-0858312
Please contact your attorney, financial planner, and/or retirement fund administrator for more information. Our development staff is happy to work with you (and your financial team) to create your charitable legacy.
Youth Dynamics is a proud member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.