Your planned gift commitment today will help ensure the continuation of the Westchester Parks Foundation’s mission and sustain and expand the programs.

Over the last 25 years, the Westchester Parks Foundation (formerly known as Friends of Westchester County Parks) our members, and our programs have had a profound impact on Westchester County, and its extensive county park system.

You can help secure the future of the Westchester Parks Foundation by considering a legacy gift. You can choose from a variety of options that reflect your values and philanthropic goals, including naming the Westchester Parks Foundation as a beneficiary of your will or arranging a trust.

Regardless of the size of your gift or the type you choose, the greatest benefit of a planned gift to the Westchester Parks Foundation is in knowing that you are supporting programs, like Camp Morty, Bicycle Sunday, and our continuous efforts to improve and protect the county’s park system, and encourage health and wellness and outdoor recreation in the community.

Future of Westchester Society: The Future of Westchester Society is a way to thank, recognize and honor those who have included a gift to the Westchester Parks Foundation through a bequest or other estate gift.

The Westchester Parks Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Legal Name:  Westchester Parks Foundation
Tax ID #: XXXXXX

Make A Bequest
With the help of an advisor, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift to be made to the Westchester Parks Foundation as part of your estate plan. This type of giving is an another way to make a significant financial impact on our organization, with the added benefit of leaving your mark on your gift.

Benefits Of Your Bequest
Receive estate tax charitable deduction.
Lessen the burden of taxes on your family.
Leave a lasting legacy.

Your Options
A bequest may be made in three ways:
Gift of a percentage of your estate
Gift of a specific dollar amount or asset
Gift from the balance or residue of your estate

How To Proceed
Please contact us at 914-231-4600 or info@thewpf.org.

DONATE STOCKS

Another way to make a significant financial contribution to the Westchester Parks Foundation, is through the giving of stocks. You pay no capital gains tax (as long as the stock’s value has grown since you purchased it). Your gift has no impact on your immediate lifestyle. Plus, you can take a tax deduction.

Review your portfolio and select stock that you’ve owned for more than a year and that has appreciated in value. While you can donate stock that you’ve held for less than a year, you will only be able to deduct the amount you originally paid.

You may transfer securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds) to the Westchester Parks Foundation. Please notify us of your plans to donate.

Westchester Parks Foundation Tax ID:

You may mail stock certificates to us. Send the unendorsed stock certificate and a signed stock power (available from your broker) in separate envelopes. Please also enclose a “gifting letter” that states:

Your name
The number of shares you are donating
The name of the stock
Your signature
The date of submission

Address: Westchester Parks Foundation, 450 Saw Mill River Rd, Ardsley, NY 10502

NOTE: Keep records of all transactions for tax purposes. Your accountant or lawyer can help you if you have any questions or need assistance. The gift is complete on the date the actual transfer is made.

For more information about donating stock to the Westchester Parks Foundation, please us at 914-231-4600 or email info@thewpf.org.

We strongly encourage those who want to contribute to the Westchester Parks Foundation to take an extra step, and make their gift that more valuable to our organization, through employer giving.

Many employers sponsor generous matching gift programs for employees, as an incentive and to support their employees’ charitable donations and volunteer commitment to the community. When you take advantage of your employer’s matching gift, you maximize the impact of your charitable donation and volunteer hours.

Matching Volunteer Hours
If you volunteer your time to the Westchester Parks Foundation
 and your employer matches volunteer hours, please consider submitting your hours to be matched. Most companies that match hours will contribute between $10-$17 per volunteer hour.

How To Match Your Gift
To find out if your company matches, simply contact your Human Resources department or email info@thewpf.org. Many companies will also have information on their internal website.

If your gift of time or money is eligible for a company match, please reference the information below:
Organization: Westchester Parks Foundation
Tax ID: XXXXXXXXX
Address: 450 Saw Mill Rd, Ardsley, NY  10502

Email: info@thewpf.org

This is especially important for companies with online-based donation verification systems, since there may be other organizations or groups with a similar name listed.

If you have any questions about matching gifts, please e-mail info@thewpf.org.