|Pillars||$200,000 - $499,999|
|Pioneers||$85,000 - $199,999|
|Sustainers||$25,000 - $84,999|
|Partners||$5,000 - 24,999|
|Fellows||$1,000 - $4,999|
|Friends||Up to $1,000|
10 Ways to Give
- A gift of cash
- Memorials and honorary gifts: A gift of any amount may be designated in someone's honor or memory. We will promptly send acknowledgement letters to you and the honoree (or family of the person remembered).
- Bequests: You can remember the Wilson Research Foundation in your will with a bequest for a percentage of your estate or a specific amount of cash or property.
- Gifts of real estate or property: Please understand that we may or may not accept an offer of a gift of real estate or property depending on the responsibilities or liabilities that could be involved. If we do accept such a gift, this way of giving has advantages including eliminating capital gains taxes and ability to deduct the fair market value of the gift. One option is to transfer a deed to the Wilson Research Foundation while retaining the right to live in and use the property for life. In that scenario, the donor receives a current charitable deduction based on life expectancy and the value of the home or property.
- Gifts of stock: To make a gift of securities, send the gift in the Wilson Research Foundation's name to our brokerage firm: Merrill Lynch (Parker Wealth Management), 1022 Highland Colony Pkwy, Ridgeland, MS 39157. DTC #8862. Call (601) 607-7656 or (800) 937-0882. Two-fold tax savings result from stock gifts:The donor avoid paying capital gains tax on the increase in value of the stock since purchase, and receives a tax deduction for full market value.
- Bank accounts and CDs: You may name the Wilson Research Foundation as the beneficiary upon your death. Yet you own and may use the assets.
- Charitable lead trusts: With a lead trust, you "lead" with a gift to a qualified nonprofit organization such as the Wilson Research Foundation, typically over a period of years, and the remaining trust assets will pass to your family members. This way to give can have advantages in estate and gift taxes.
- Charitable remainder trusts: With this type of trust, you will receive income for life or for a period of time (up to 20 years), and the "remainder" of the trust assets will then support our mission. You receive a partial income tax deduction.
- Life insurance policies: This can be a very effective way to give and offers significant tax savings. Mr. Wilson, the namesake of our Foundation, used life insurance policies to bless several of his favorite nonprofit organizations.
- Volunteer Service: There are a number of ways you can support our mission with your time and talents.
Questions? Contact Chris Blount, the Foundation's Executive Director, at (601) 364-3598 or e-mail email@example.com.
"With your help...there are no limits." Earl R. Wilson (founding chairman of Methodist Rehabilitation Center)