2016 Year-End Giving Tips

Please note, the Agape office will be closed from December 26-January 2.  We are able to answer any year-end giving questions by phone during this time.  If you have questions please call Shelly Watkins, Donor Relations and Database Manager, at (618) 218-8467.

Maximum tax benefits depend on timing. Here’s how to complete your 2016 gift to Agape Flights by year-end and comply with IRS regulations.

creditcard webYour gift by credit card

Your credit card gift is effective for tax purposes on the date the card is charged (processed by Agape’s gift accounting department).

 

Credit card gifts by mail, shipping, telephone or fax:

Deadline is 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016

Call: 941-488-0990; Fax: 941-485-3020 (please follow the fax with a phone call to confirm we received the fax)

Credit card gifts online:

Deadline is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. Make your gift using our secure online “Donate” option at our website: www.agapeflights.com

checkwebYour gift by check

 Delivered by the U.S. Postal Service: Date your check on or before Dec. 31, 2016. Mail via U.S. Postal Service POSTMARKED on or before Dec. 31, 2016.

The address for mailing, shipping or hand-delivery of your check:

Agape Flights
Attn: Gift Accounting
100 Airport Ave E.
Venice, FL 34285

 Gifts of Securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds)

Please notify our Director of Development, Carole Leman of your intention to make a gift of stock to Agape Flights. Phone 941-488-0990 or email moc.s1490547487thgil1490547487fepag1490547487a@nam1490547487eL.el1490547487oraC1490547487

Information you’ll need:

Legal name of organization: Agape Flights, Inc.

Agape Flights’ EIN: 59-2057436

Gifts of securities require planning. The effective date of your gift for tax purposes depends upon how you deliver the gift. Your electronic transfer of securities from a brokerage account is complete when the securities have been received by an account owned by Agape Flights. These gifts are not considered complete upon giving instructions to a broker.  

While some transfers may be received within days of your instructions, longer delays are possible, especially at year-end.

Deadline: Your electronic transfer must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016.