There are several ways to make a contribution or pledge to the Partnership for Housing Foundation, Inc.:
- Cash/Credit Cards - -Provides full tax deduction in the year you contribute.
- Appreciated Securities or Property - Permits you to take a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the gift, thereby avoiding potential tax obligations on the capital gain.
- Life Insurance - Pay the annual tax-deductible premiums and the Foundation receives the policy benefit upon your death; OR contribute a paid up policy and receive a tax donation for the cash value.
- Charitable Trusts - Establish an irrevocable trust to provide interest income for your beneficiaries, while donating the remainder to the Foundation; OR in reverse provide income to the Foundation for a period of years, after which your beneficiary receives the principal.
- Bequests - Making a bequest through your will is another easy and familiar way of contributing.
- Gifts of Honor - Honor and remember family or professional friends for birthdays, anniversaries, and special accomplishments with a contribution in their name to the Foundation.
Contributions and pledges can be made to the:
Partnership for Housing Foundation at MAR Annual Convention
For the first time, the Partnership for Housing Foundation hosted a booth at the MAR Annual Convention in Ocean City. Our booth was not just a way to educate REALTORS® about the good work of the Foundation, but to raise funds for our operating budget through a variety of merchandise. Through the generous donation of one of our board directors, Bob Goldberg, we had a silent auction with a wide range of sports memorabilia from signed NASCAR prints to an autographed baseball by Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jim Palmer. Top sellers include a signed football by the great Gayle Sayers. The silent auction yielded more than $2,100 for the Partnership for Housing Foundation.
House pins, scarves and ties were also big sellers adding another $2,000 to our operating budget. The house pins were especially popular. Lucinda designs the pins as part of a cause related business dedicated to creating affordable jewelry that brings much needed financial assistance to non-profit organizations. Lucinda, the House Pins creator, was once homeless for two years. The pins were created as a fundraiser to help homeless families and have raised millions of dollars to create positive changes in the lives of those they serve.