Planned Giving

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Ways to Give:
Planned gifts have an enormous and lasting impact on the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. By making a planned gift to the Foundation as a part of your legacy, you will be investing in our nation’s most deserving heroes. You will ensure that the Foundation can continue its mission to support first responders, catastrophically injured service members, and Gold Star families for years to come.

WILLS

You can name the Foundation in your will for a specific amount or a percentage of your estate. You can also name the Foundation as a beneficiary of your estate after the payment of expenses and gifts to loved ones.  We encourage you to discuss your estate plans with an attorney. 

We suggest using the following language in your will: 

I give and bequeath to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation with an address of 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, New York 10306, the sum of $_____ (or__ % of my estate; or the property described herein) to be used for the accomplishment of its general purposes.

The Foundation requires a complete copy of the gift instrument in order to verify and properly facilitate the transfer of the charitable bequest.

Please forward a copy of your planned giving documents to:

Tunnel to Towers Foundation
Attn: Endowment Program
2361 Hylan Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10306

Charitable Remainder Trust

A charitable remainder trust (CRT) is established when a donor transfers cash or property to the trust. The trust then makes payments for a lifetime or a specified number of years to the donor, and the remainder is distributed to the charity. A CRT allows you to protect your assets as well as the future of our Foundation.

By directing your money to a CRT, you will be able to provide for your family’s future. In addition, a CRT reduces your income taxes now and estate taxes when you die. This trust partnership will fulfill your financial dream for your family, and help the Foundation carry on its mission. 

GIFTS OF STOCK

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation accepts stocks and other securities as charitable donations. To make a donation of marketable securities, and receive delivery instructions, call 718-987-1931 or email to todd.hirsch@tunnel2towers.org We will need to know the type and number of shares you are transferring and your contact information to property acknowledge the gift.

LIFE INSURANCE

You can name the Tunnel to Towers Foundation as the beneficiary of an existing or new life insurance policy to ensure that your legacy furthers the mission of the Foundation. For more information, call 718-987-1931 or email Todd.Hirsch@Tunnel2Towers.org.

IRA DISTRIBUTION

You can make a gift to the Foundation directly from your IRA or other retirement funds. Giving a donation in this way can provide you with great tax benefits. Please speak to a financial advisor for more details or you can call 718-987-1931 or email austin.byrd@tunnel2towers.org.

VEHICLE DONATION

You can donate your car, truck, or RV to the Foundation and receive a tax benefit through the CARS Program. This organization will take care of all the title work and the sale of the car. The Foundation then receives the proceeds. To schedule a pick up online, please visit: https://careasy.org/nonprofit/Stephen-Siller-Tunnel-to-Towers-Foundation or call 855-500-7433.

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