Donate Now – Reasons for Giving
As a Florida state agency, GAL does not accept donations directly. Donations made to Voices For Children, an organization with 501(c)(3) Federal tax status, has been set up to accept donations and make them available for use by Guardian ad Litem in Hillsborough County, Florida. Click on the Voices For Children Logo to make a donation online.
- Make a generous monetary contribution at any time
- Make regular monthly, quarterly or annual monetary contributions
- Contribute through the Planned Giving: Legacy of Love Program
The Planned Giving Program invites you to name Voices for Children as the beneficiary of:
- A bequest in your will or codicil
- An IRA, 401(k), or life insurance policy
- A charitable remainder trust
- The principle amount of a gift annuity
In order to give through a bequest, the donor may write Voices for Children directly into his or her will or, alternatively, may fill out and sign a separate form that amends an existing will, which is known as a codicil.
To give through an IRA, 401(k), or life insurance account, the donor is required to name Voices for Children as a beneficiary. Given that multiple organizations administer IRAs, 401(k) plans, and life insurance policies, Voices for Children is not be able to make a change of beneficiary form available to prospective donors.
Charitable remainder trusts allow individuals to place funds into an irrevocable trust that will pay them a certain annual income for the remainder of their lives. This investment vehicle is appealing primarily for its ta
x advantages. Once the trust is created, the creator (or settler) of the trust is able to name charitable organizations as beneficiaries of the trust principal, which is not paid until the settler’s death. In order to make a gift through this vehicle, the donor is required to amend the trust to name Voices for Children as a beneficiary.
Benefits of Giving
Voices for Children is a charitable organization that has 501(c)(3) status under the Federal Tax Code. Most gifts should carry with them certain tax benefits. Please check with your tax professional for details regarding this issue.
*Legal Notice: Please consult with your own legal, tax or financial advisor.
You will receive a donation acknowledgment letter within 7-10 days.
Voices for Children of Hillsborough County
P.O. Box 2694
Tampa, FL 33601-9783
Phone: (813) 275-9300 Fax: (813)272-6821