By your act of generosity, you are helping families BE THERE for their child during their time of need. Please feel free to contact your personal financial advisor or the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation for more information or direction on ways of giving.
A gift of cash allows you to receive an income tax deduction and enables you to help meet the immediate needs of families in your community. Gifts of cash may be pledged and fulfilled over a period of time.
Memorial and honor gifts
Many individuals and families who have been helped or have been touched by someone in need wish to give to the Jay Fund. Some make ongoing contributions in memory of a loved one. To commemorate special occasions, in Honor gifts are a thoughtful way to observe a loved one’s birthday, anniversary, a special occasion, or other important event.
Contributions given in memory or in honor of a loved one can be made by cash or check. Please include the names and addresses of family members you would like us to notify.
Many employers have matching gift programs through which your generosity to the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation can be multiplied. Please obtain the appropriate form from your company’s personnel office and include it with your gift.
Gifts of stock and appreciated securities
Gifts of appreciated securities can be donated directly to the Jay Fund and may help you avoid capital gains taxes. You can receive a tax deduction for the full value of the gift. The benefits of giving securities include: A charitable deduction based on the market value of the security on the date of the gift and no payment of capital gains tax on the appreciated value of securities.
If you would like to give mutual funds, please contact Merrill Lynch at 904-218-5931 for additional details about transferring this gift.
Future gifts through estate plans are one of the simplest methods of supporting the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund. It’s as easy as changing the beneficiary on an IRA or life insurance policy, or remembering the Jay Fund through a charitable bequest in your will or trust.
For more information on estate planning or designating your gift check with your attorney and financial advisor, please contact John Crawford at 904-807-2183 or [email protected].
Donate frequent flyer miles/American Express points
To donate Frequent Flyer Miles or American Express Points to The Jay Fund contact Celestial Travel at 1.877.575.9955. We promise to put them to good use by assisting those in need or to decreasing our fundraising expenses. The value of the donation can be counted as a charitable donation at tax time.
Host a third party fundraising event
Host your own fundraising event or activity to benefit the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund. We actively encourage these events but in order to preserve the integrity of the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund we ask that all events be approved in advanced. We are happy to provide guidance for your event and information on the Jay Fund, but we do not have the personnel to handle the organizational and administrative tasks associated with third party events.
The event sponsor is therefore responsible for all details including:
- Underwriting related costs
- Recruiting volunteers to work the actual event
- Creating flyers etc to publicize the event
Email or call us for approval.