The LSS Legacy Circle is a group of committed supporters who included LSS of Northern California in their estate plans. In conveying your intent to leave a legacy gift to LSS, your generosity helps further our work to end homelessness for good. The beauty of a legacy gift is that, with careful planning, you can fund a substantial gift to LSS while still providing for your loved ones. You may also be able to realize an immediate charitable contribution deduction and either avoid or minimize capital gain taxes, so consult your attorney or financial advisor to learn how you can leave your legacy in the community. Among the options you have to leave a legacy gift through your will or trust:
The easiest way to create a meaningful legacy is through a bequest in your will or trust. Designating LSS of Northern California as a beneficiary in your will, trust, life insurance or retirement fund supports our long-term vision to end homelessness for good.
Sample Bequest Language for Cash
"I bequest the sum of $___ to LSS of Northern California Federal Tax ID 94-1659687, a nonprofit corporation under the Internal Revenue Service section 501(c)(3) and headquartered at 1465 Civic Court, Building D, Suite 810, Concord, CA 94520.
Sample Language for Percent of Estate
"I devise and bequeath ___ percent of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal and wherever located, to LSS of Northern California Federal Tax ID 94-1659687, a nonprofit corporation under the Internal Revenue Service section 501(c)(3) and headquartered at 1465 Civic Court, Building D, Suite 810, Concord, CA 94520.
There are many ways to make a contribution to LSS of Northern California to help end homelessness for good.
Cash or Check
This is the simplest way to donate and make an immediate impact. Please make checks payable to LSS of Northern California and mail to: 1465 Civic Court, Building D, Suite 810, Concord, CA 94520.
Visit our secure online giving page now to make a gift.
And considering joining our exclusive Partner for Good monthly sustainer club to spread your gift over 12 months and renew your gift automatically each year.
Employer Matching Program
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. Your gift to LSS of Northern California may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses as well.
Gifts from your IRA
If you are 70 1/2 and older, you may be able up to donate up to $100,000 per year in IRA assets to a qualified charitable organization such as LSS or Northern California. The IRA charitable rollover is tax-free and not included in a donor's adjusted gross income. If you are interested in making a gift through your IRA, please contact your financial advisor for more information.
Take advantage of appreciated securities without incurring capital gains tax by donating shares of appreciated stock. Contact Stephanie Casenza, Director of Development, at 925.825.1060 x15 or send her an email at Development@lssnorcal.org to obtain the routing slip for such gifts.
Donate An Old Vehicle or Boat
Visit our third-party vendor, Car Donation Services, Inc., to complete the online form. They will will arrange the pick up of your vehicle, provide you with a donation receipt and all tax related documents, and process the DMV paperwork on your behalf.