A contribution to Cambridge Neighbors makes a significant difference in our ability to offer critical support services that help our older neighbors safely navigate the pandemic. You will help us provide members with a range of practical supports like grocery shopping, errands, and periodic check-in calls, as well as the means to stay socially connected to others in their community through a variety of Zoom programming.Your gift will provide them with what’s more important than ever – the overall sense of reassurance that they are not alone and that a “friend” is just a phone call away.
Even though the CARES Act waived the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) for 2020, if you are 70 1/2 or older you can still make gifts directly from your IRA with no federal income tax owed on the gift amount. The qualified charitable distribution is simple: direct your donation to Cambridge Neighbors straight from your IRA by December 31, 2020. Your gift is excluded from your gross income for federal tax purposes. Please consult with your tax advisor before taking action.
You can also donate stock. For details, please send an email message to Matthew.Sullivan@cambridgetrust.com. Include your name and contact number. Our treasurer, Matthew Sullivan, will contact you to provide instructions for stock transfer. Note: If you are older than 70½, check with your tax adviser about the tax advantages of making a donation of cash or stock directly from an IRA account to CN.
A donation to Cambridge Neighbors is a thoughtful way to honor or remember someone who has made an impact on your life or to celebrate a special event such as a birthday or anniversary. Once your gift is received, CN will promptly acknowledge it by sending a card to the honoree or family member you designate.
With a planned gift to Cambridge Neighbors, you can combine your desire to give to charity with your overall financial, tax, and estate planning goals. Your planned gift gives you a special connection with CN for now and for years to come. Talk to your estate planning adviser about how to include CN as a beneficiary in your will.
Cambridge Neighbors does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, genetics, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, and military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, board members, clients, volunteers, contractors, vendors, and members.