Become a sustainer
You can support our programming monthly or quarterly
Sustaining donors make a convenient, ongoing monthly or quarterly contribution.
Sustaining Membership is an easy and efficient way for you to support the programs you rely on through secure, automatic payments from your credit card, debit card or bank account. This means we’ll deduct your designated contribution from your account until you let us know to stop or you change it.
As a sustaining donor, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing your contribution is going further – less paper, stamps and administrative costs means more of your contribution goes into the programming you value.
ALREADY A SUSTAINING MEMBER?
Thank you for supporting Family Tree Clinic! Your ongoing contribution keeps our services strong. Please contact Annie Schmitz, Development Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to:
- Change your monthly sustaining amount, make a single additional contribution or update your credit card information.
- Request monthly thank yous instead of yearly.
- Temporarily or permanently stop a sustaining gift.
Please notify us of your intent to transfer stock by calling our Finance and HR Director at 612-473-0812.
If you hold securities in “street name”—that is, you do not have physical possession of the stock certificate—please notify your broker to initiate a “broker to broker” transfer. Please tell your broker to donate the stock to Family Tree, Inc. Our brokerage firm is TD Ameritrade. The account number is 868-629065. To avoid capital gains tax, make sure that the securities are transferred to our account before they are sold.
Donor Advised Funds
If you’re interested in giving a gift via your Donor Advised Fund (DAF), please contact Annie Schmitz, Development Manager at email@example.com.
You may also use the DAF Direct widget below. DAF Direct currently facilitates grant recommendations from donors of Fidelity Charitable®, Schwab Charitable®, and the BNY Mellon Charitable Gift Fund®. More national and community foundation DAF sponsoring organizations may be added in the future.
Be a part of preserving the Family Tree legacy with a planned gift today! Planned giving is about finding smart ways for you to make larger gifts than you imagined possible, and to do it in ways that best fit your needs and work well both for you and for Family Tree Clinic.
There are many ways you can make a planned gift:
- Will bequests and revocable trust agreement provisions (Find our tax ID# and bequest language here.)
- Beneficiary designations of retirement accounts and life insurance policies
- Payable on Death (POD) designations for bank accounts and Transfer on Death (TOD) designations for stock portfolios
You could also consider life income gifts:
- Charitable gift annuities (CGAs)
- Charitable remainder trusts (CRTs)
- Charitable lead trusts
- Retained life estates
- Outright or deferred gifts of:
- Real estate
- Closely-held business interests
- Tangible personal property
- Crops or livestock
- Life insurance
- Oil and mineral rights
- Intellectual property gifts
Sample bequest language for an unrestricted gift:
I give _____[the sum, percentage, or description of property] to Family Tree Clinic, Minneapolis, Minnesota, to be used for its general tax-exempt purposes, but without other restriction as to use.
Sample bequest language for a restricted gift:
I give [the sum, percentage, or description of property] to Family Tree Clinic, Minneapolis, Minnesota, to be [used to support ____].
For help or questions, please contact Annie Schmitz, Development Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.