Giving

Your financial support is vital to our Mission. Without it, we could not manage our day-to-day operations to provide our community programs and services or meet our program expansion goals. Any amount you give helps.

From its inception, Uniondale Neighborhood Center has been solely managed by volunteers, without the advantage of compensated staff, resulting in 100% of your giving going to directly benefitting our core mission.

Uniondale Neighborhood Center is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, so your contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Thank you, in advance, for your generosity.

AN OPPORTUNITY TO CELEBRATE SPECIAL OCCASIONS!

Thank you for donating to help our community. We truly value your support and hope you take this opportunity to dedicate your donation to someone you love. On checkout, choose to recognize a friend or loved one on the occasion of a birthday, anniversary, wedding, shower, or memorial. The list is endless, and you can be creative. Feel free to share www.givingnod.com with them so they may see their name in the bright lights!

$100 – $249
NAMEPLATE
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$250 – $499
GREEN LEAF
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$500 – $999
BRONZE LEAF
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$1,000 – $2,499
SILVER LEAF
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$2,500 – $4,999
GOLD LEAF
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$5,000 – $9,999
PLATINUM LEAF
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$10,000 – $25,000
ENGRAVED STONE
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$25,000 – $49,999
BRANCH
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$50,000 $100,000
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Giving Options

Choose a Specific Fund or Cause

You may designate the fund that you want to benefit from your donation.  Otherwise, we will do the allocation among our Building, Operating, Program Development, or Scholarship Funds, based on our priorities criteria. 

Give a One-Time Gift

No gift is too small. Please, make a one-time gift today so we can continue to make a difference.

Other Ways to Help

Become actively involved in our cause

You can help us by linking to our website, placing a link in your emails’ signature, posting a link to our website in your social media posts, and a host of other ways. Feel free to contact us if you’d like to take up our cause, so we can be of assistance.

Spread the news

We are counting on you. We appreciate it whenever you share with others the good news of John J Byrne Community Center’s mission.

With Cash

You may pay in cash, but you must visit us at our current locations to do so. Please, do not send cash in the mail. Alternatively, you may purchase a money order or its equivalent, and send it to:

Uniondale Neighborhood Center, Inc.
800 Jerusalem Avenue
PO Box 53
Uniondale, NY 11553

With Cash

You may pay in cash, but you must visit us at our current locations to do so. Please, do not send cash in the mail. Alternatively, you may purchase a money order or its equivalent, and send it to:

Uniondale Neighborhood Center, Inc.
800 Jerusalem Avenue
PO Box 53
Uniondale, NY 11553

IRA DONATIONS

Transfer Funds From Your IRA.

Your gift, which must be transferred directly from your IRA to UNIONDALE NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER, INC. counts toward your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) and can be excluded from your federal taxable income.

Please, check with your accountant for more information.

To initiate a transfer, contact your IRA administrator. To ensure proper crediting at UNIONDALE NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER, INC. you will need to notify us.

Downloadable sample letters are provided here for your convenience in the process.

 

 

employer matching

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match contributions made to Uniondale Neighborhood Center by their employees. To find out if your company matches employee gifts, contact your HR Benefits Department. Upon receipt of Matching Gifts, all matching contributions will count toward a donor’s total giving.

in-Kind donations

Useable and re-distributable items of furniture, equipment, automobiles, trucks, tractors, paintings, books, and other valuable items are welcome donations. They provide us options for strengthening our infrastructure and raising funds through auctions, yard sales, and other fundraising events.

will bequest

Once you decide you want to leave a legacy gift to a charity, you’ll need to include this donation in your will.

  • First, decide what you want to leave for the charity.
  • Name the charity as a beneficiary in your will.
  • Let the charity know about your gift.

By Check

Write your check and mail it to –

Uniondale Neighborhood Center, Inc.
800 Jerusalem Avenue
PO Box 53
Uniondale, NY 11553

stocks

Donate Marketable Securities.

Marketable securities are deposited to our investment banking account for management by professionals.

When giving long-term appreciated stock to UNIONDALE NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER, INC., donors may take a charitable income tax deduction for its mean fair market value on the gift’s date and avoid capital gains tax.

Please consult with your accountant and investment managers. To make a stock gift, please contact us to begin the process with our management professionals.

recurring giving

Support UNIONDALE NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER, INC. automatically — on a monthly or annual basis — via credit card or monthly checks (by completing a pledge form) to ensure that you are counted as a donor every year to help us plan more effectively.

insurance policies

You can name a charity or non-profit organization the beneficiary of a life insurance policy just as you can name people beneficiaries. Because you can name more than one beneficiary, you can divide the death benefit among your loved ones and a charity. The percentage of the payout the charity gets is up to you.

The primary purpose of life insurance is to provide a safety net for those who depend on you financially. The death benefit that is paid to your beneficiaries can help them cover daily expenses and even future costs such as college tuition.

A life insurance policy also can allow you to leave a legacy—not just for the people you love but for organizations and causes that are important to you. That’s because a charity can receive the payout from policy.

Donating a permanent policy will make it to the charity even if you live a long life. That’s because a permanent life insurance policy stays in force throughout your life, as long as you continue to pay premiums. Plus, the organization will have the option of surrendering the policy for cash if you transfer policy ownership before your death.

securities portfolios

It is always possible to donate retirement assets, including IRAs, 401(k)s and 403(b)s,1 by cashing them out, paying the income tax attributable to the distribution and then contributing the proceeds to charity. In many cases, though, there is little to no tax benefit associated with this type of donation. However, a direct contribution of retirement assets to charity as part of an estate planning strategy can be very tax efficient. 

Give Online

We’ve made it easy for you to choose how to help us. The simplest way to support us is by donating online. Not only is it secure, but you’ll also receive immediate acknowledgment of your gift.

donor-advised funds

Low-cost, Convenient, and Tax-Efficient Charitable Giving


Open a Donor-Advised Account and donate

Uniondale Neighborhood Center, Inc. has undertaken to build an endowment with a targeted goal of $6 million. An estimated 5% annual ROI on this this amount, should we be successful will yield sufficient cash flow ($300,000 annually) to operate the new community center, in its present configuration.

Individuals and corporate entities who share our values and commitment to provide youth and family community services may help by contributing through a donor-advised fund. We have identified Vanguard Charitable for this purpose.


VANGUARD CHARITABLE DONOR-ADVISED FUNDS


How it Works

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is an account for charitable giving designed exclusively to invest, grow, and give assets to charities for meaningful and lasting impact. Open your account in minutes, make a tax-deductible contribution to your account, then recommend a grant to your favorite charity. We perform due diligence and send the check. It’s that easy.

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Contribute – Donate strategically, benefit greatly

Once you open a DAF and contribute assets, you take an immediate tax deduction. Vanguard Charitable is a 501(c)(3) public charity, so all contributions to your account are considered charitable donations.

Choose an asset to donate
Review instructions and sign required documents
Submit materials to Vanguard Charitable

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Invest – Maximize impact, minimize cost

You recommend how the assets should be invested. We take care of the rest. Since assets are the property of Vanguard Charitable, your account can grow tax-free over time, allowing for a greater philanthropic impact.

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Grant – Support charities you believe in

Find a charity you wish to support [Uniondale Neighborhood Center, Inc.] and recommend a grant. We will ensure the organization is a qualified 501(c)(3) charity and issue a grant check to the [Uniondale Neighborhood Center, Inc.]. Supporting your favorite charities is easy.

To protect your tax deduction and philanthropic intentions, due diligence is performed for every grant recommendation you send. As part of this service, we conduct extensive research on the charities selected for grants and evaluate each charity’s tax-exempt status, intentional use of the grant, and potential impermissible benefits gained from the grant.

donor-advised funds (cont'd)

real estate

Depending on your particular financial and charitable goals, donating real estate to a 501(c)(3) public charity, such as a donor-advised fund, could allow you to leverage one of your most valuable investments to achieve maximum impact with your charitable giving.

Please, seek the advise of your financial and tax advisors, before contacting us, so we can have a review done before acceptance of the donation.

About Your Donations, Where & How They are used

You may opt to direct precisely where your donations are used. In the absence of your choosing, we may apply your giving, where it’s needed most. Generally we endeavor to allocate funds, for capital purposes, to the Building and Capital Expansion Fund. Otherwise, we allocate funds to immediate priority needs, then Program Development and Scholarships for Uniondale School District graduating seniors.

This strategy ensures our attention is focused on growth, sustainability,  quality programming, and education, in that order.

Building fund

This fund is devoted to renovations and the upkeep of our aging infrastructure, property acquisitions, and expansion of facilities.

Operating fund

This fund is for the purpose of sustainability. Funds are spent on managing our entire operations. It is an essential part of our existence, because without it there’s no community  center -as we need to be able to pay for utilities, maintenance, staff, insurance, general day-to-day upkeep and similar expenses to continue operations for use by the community.

program development fund

In general, our community partners are funded to provide their mission’s programs. Where there are gaps in activities, we may opt to develop programs to fill those needs, as well as provide grant-assist to participating community groups.

scholarship fund

Funds allocated to the scholarship fund, enable us to directly assist students with their education. The Uniondale School District annually awards scholarships to their students, and they reach out to community organizations and businesses for support. We may allocate appropriate funds to be provided in the name of John J Byrne Community Center, especially in the category of Community Service Awards for students who have volunteered their services for the organization.

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