Ways to Give

What will your legacy be?

Your generous gift ensures that quality programs and services for Freemasons and friends will be there for generations to come. It also allows you to leave a lasting legacy – one of your own choosing – to Freemasonry in North Carolina.

So … how can you give and make the impact you want?Let us help!

First things first … Giving through NCMF means you are supporting:

  • The Masonic Home for Children at Oxford
  • WhiteStone: A Masonic and Eastern Star Community in Greensboro
  • And/or the North Carolina Masonic Foundation itself, which uses those funds to support our charities and other projects.

Think about it. What message do you want to leave behind?

It’s your choice … a choice from the heart.

Here are ways you can give:

Outright Gifts

This type of gift benefits the charity immediately and helps with day-to-day operations, programs and services. Contact your regional development director to discuss any of these options. (Hyperlink to the CONTACTS page)

  • Cash, Checks and Credit Cards. Make checks payable to NCMF. Specify any restrictions (including which charity you wish to support) on the memo line or in an attached note. You can make online donations via our Donate Now button on this and other pages throughout our website. If you want to make a donation by phone, call 919-787-2021.
  • Memorial or Tribute Gifts. Any gift to NCMF may be designated in memory or honor of a loved one, family member, friend, colleague, caregiver or anyone you care about. else. Simply send us contact information for the individual or family you would like notified of your gift. The dollar amount of your gift will not be disclosed. (You can make memorial gifts online via our Donate Now button.)
  • Gifts of Securities: Stocks, Bonds & Mutual Funds. Gifts like this, held for more than one year, can provide special tax advantages. The person making the gift can claim a charitable tax deduction for the full fair market value of the securities and will not have to pay capital gains taxes on the appreciation.
  • Gifts of Real Estate. Gifts of appreciated homes, farms and other real property held more than one year can receive the same tax treatment as gifts of securities: a full fair market value deduction and no tax on the capital gain. If debt-free property is donated, the gift is deductible at the property’s appraised value.
  • Gifts In-Kind. Gifts of tangible personal property that is held more than one year and related to the “charitable purpose” of the Foundation or Masonic homes, could make the donor eligible for a tax deduction of the asset’s full fair market value.Examples of gift in-kind include artwork, furnishings, machinery, computer software, gift cards, etc.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Many companies will double or even triple the value of charitable gifts made by their employees and their spouses, board members and retirees.Check with your company to see if they will match all or a part of your gift. Even irrevocable, deferred gifts may qualify for a corporate match based on their donation value.

Distributions from a Charitable IRA

Donors age 70 ½ are required to take an annual minimum distribution from their IRA.The U.S. Pension Protection Act contains a provision that allows donors age 70 1.2 or older to make a direct, tax-free rollover of up to $100,000 from an IRA to a qualified charitable organization such as our three charities. Donors of any age can still make a deferred gift of an IRA or other retirement account by naming the Foundation as a beneficiary at their death.

Deferred or Planned Gifts

While Outright Gifts provide vital resources for the daily operations of our programs and services, Deferred Gifts help to ensure that our programs and services will be available to our Brothers and Sisters for years to come.

  • Bequests by Will or a “Living” Trust. Identify one or more of our charities in your will or through a “living” trust.
  • Life Income Gifts. Create a “life income gift,” such as a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder trust. The donor makes an irrevocable contribution of assets to fund the annuity or trust, get immediate income tax deduction for part of the gift’s value, and receives income for life or a term of 1 to 20 years.A gift annuity may be established for an individual or a couple. When the trust term ends or the donor has passed on, the remaining assets are transferred to the charity to fund programs and services.
  • Charitable Lead Trusts. Make an agreed payment to the charity for a specific term of years or for someone’s life. After that, the lead trust assets are either returned to the person who created the trust or may be passed on to heirs of the donor.
  • Gifts of Life Insurance. Name NCMF as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy.
  • Gifts of Retirement Plans. Name the Foundation as a beneficiary of a private pension fund.
  • Retained Life Estate. Give your home or farm to the Foundation, while retaining the right to use the property during your lifetime.

Deductibility

The North Carolina Masonic Foundation, The Masonic Children’s Home in Oxford, and WhiteStone in Greensboro are charitable institutions with the following tax ID numbers:

NCMF:56-6049500

Masonic Children’s Home:56-0603924

WhiteStone:56-0529956

Gifts to our Masonic and Eastern Star charities are deductible at 100 percent of the value of the assets donated to the charity.

Organizations who match your generous gifts.