There are many ways to get involved and support the work of Beacon Hill Friends House!
If you are 70 1/2 years of age or older, you can make a tax-free charitable gift from your IRA to support Beacon Hill Friends House.
You can direct your required minimum distributions (up to $100,000) to BHFH, avoid income tax on the distribution and enjoy the satisfaction of your gift going to work immediately to support our Quaker mission.
We’re happy to confirm donations, provide our employer identification number (04-2240610), help you explore other giving options, and more. Contact Nils Klinkenberg, Executive Director, if you have any questions or would like to discuss a potential gift. You can reach Nils at firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 227-9118.
If you prefer to donate by check, please make your check payable to “Beacon Hill Friends House” and mail it to Beacon Hill Friends House, 6 Chestnut St., Boston, MA 02108.
We can also accept gifts of stock and distributions from Individual Retirement Accounts.
Your financial institution or brokerage should be able to help you initiate a gift of stock or contribute from an IRA, but we’re also happy to help you understand and navigate the process. You can also initiate a gift of stock through stockdonator.com by clicking the button below.
If you have fond memories of the Friends House and want to help ensure its financial health long into the future, we invite you to remember Beacon Hill Friends House in your will, trust, or estate plan.
One of the simplest planned gifts is a bequest through your will in which you designate either a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate after other disbursements. In addition to supporting the Friends House, it serves as an example to your heirs of the values and ideals you hold dear. To make a bequest, simply add the following language to your will – picking the appropriate version whether you choose to designate a dollar amount or a percentage of the remainder after other amounts are subtracted:
“I hereby give, devise and bequeath _____ dollars ($ _____) [or ____ percent (___%) of my residuary estate] to the Beacon Hill Friends House, Inc., a non-profit organization located at 6 Chestnut Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02108, Federal Tax ID #04-2240610, for Beacon Hill Friends House’s general use and purpose.”
Did you know that many employers match employees’ donations to charitable organizations like the Beacon Hill Friends House? Taking advantage of an employer match to your gift is an easy way to contribute even more to our work.
To start, ask your human resources department whether your employer has a matching gift program, and find out what information you’ll need to request a match – your employer may ask you to complete a form or ask for the Beacon Hill Friends House’s employer identification number (EIN), which is 04-2240610. Don’t hesitate to contact Nils Klinkenberg, Executive Director, if you need any help!
One increasingly common vehicle for philanthropic giving is the donor advised fund (DAF). Several large DAF providers have joined together to make it easier and faster when making a grant to charity; DAF Direct provides access to these accounts. If you have an account with Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, BNY Mellon or Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, access the DAF Direct link to make a gift to Beacon Hill Friends House conveniently from your account – just fill in the institution and the gift amount.