Netivot Shalom depends upon the generosity of the community to continue our efforts. There are a myriad of ways you can donate to Congregation Netivot Shalom. An unrestricted gift commits the use of your donation to the discretion of the Board of Directors, who will apply it where it is needed most. The congregation also maintains a number of special designated funds, which allow you to assure that your gift will go to advance a specific function supported by that fund.
Cash via Check: Mail your check to Netivot Shalom at 1316 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702. Indicate the purpose of the gift in the Memo section of the check. Click here for a printable donation form.
Cash via Online Payment: ShulCloud: Pay directly on ShulCloud with ECheck (No Fees) or Credit Card (3% Fee). Indicate the purpose of the gift in the Note.
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Appreciated Stock: This type of gift can confer significant tax advantages to you while supporting Netivot Shalom. Please contact the office for assistance in processing such a gift: 510-549-9447, email@example.com.
Company Matching Gift Program: If you work for a corporation with a matching gift program, you may be able to double or triple your donation. Please contact your employer for their requirements on how to process a match before year-end.
Tax-Free Gift from IRA: If you are 70½ or over, you can make a tax-free gift from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) using your required minimum distribution. This type of gift, known as Qualified Charitable Distribution, needs to be payable from the financial institution directly to Netivot Shalom. Please initiate your gift following your financial institution’s procedures and notify the office to expect a check from your IRA.
If you’d like assistance in considering these and other ways of giving to Netivot Shalom, please contact the office: 510-549-9447, firstname.lastname@example.org.
As with any charitable contribution, please consult your tax advisor about your eligibility for specific tax benefits for any of these giving methods.
Designating an Honoree
Donors often wish to honor another person with their donation. If that person is living, you may wish for the congregation to inform the honored person that a gift has been made in their name. When honoring the memory of someone who has died, it is customary to ask the congregation to inform that person’s survivors of the gift.
Please include any instructions regarding honorees with your gift, or call the office if you have additional questions.
Planning Ahead: Estates and Giving
Alexandra Derby Salkin
Legacy Program Chair
CHAI FIVE CAMPAIGN
Pamela Burdman, Betsy Ross, Malka Scheinok
Raise Funds Through Your Everyday Activities
- Berkeley Bowl Scrip: Purchase Scrip Cards for $100 each, via mail using electronic funds transfers (ACH) from your checking account. A Scrip Card can be used to buy $100 worth of groceries at Berkeley Bowl (the cards are sold to Netivot Shalom at a discount, thus the difference is money gained for Netivot Shalom).
- eScrip: Register Safeway club cards, debit cards, and credit cards at escrip.com, and select “Congregation Netivot Shalom” for your designated nonprofit, and participating stores will then donate to Netivot Shalom a percentage of your purchases made with your registered cards.
- Goodsearch: Sign up at goodsearch.com and select “Congregation Netivot Shalom” as your cause, and then money will be automatically donated to Netivot Shalom whenever you use the Goodsearch search engine.
- Amazon Smile: Sign in at smile.amazon.com and select “Congregation Netivot Shalom” for the charity under “Your Account”, and a percentage of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases will automatically go to Netivot Shalom.