There are various ways
to make a gift to Alianza. Donations can be made in the form of cash
contributions, stock or real estate and are tax-deductible. Donated
services such as printing, meeting space, and catering, are also welcome.
Gifts of Cash
A gift of cash is available immediately for the use of Alianza, and
in most cases is fully deductible for donors who itemize their federal
income taxes. Your check should be made payable to the National Latino
Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence. (Send check with
Corporate Matching Gifts
Many corporations match gifts to charitable institutions made by employees
and directors; some will match the gifts of employee spouses and retired
employees as well. For information about your employer's matching
gift program, please contact your personnel office; it is necessary
in all cases for the donor to secure the proper matching gift forms
from the corporation and to submit them to the Alianza in order for
the Alianza to receive the matching gifts.
A deferred gift will allow a donor to make a sizable gift to Alianza
and continue to receive income from the giftfor her/his lifetime,
for the lifetime of another beneficiary, or for a specified period
of years. It will also generate a charitable income tax deduction
in the year of the gift. A deferred gift may be designated for a specific
purpose, or directed to support the general purposes of Alianza.
An individual may include Alianza in her/his will, by leaving a percentage
of her/his estate, a specific dollar amount, or by naming Alianza
as the residual beneficiary. Sample bequest language is available.
Gifts of Miles
Miles belong exclusively to the earner, and cannot be transferred
under the rules of most programs. But all programs allow you to redeem
miles for awards in another person's name. Thus, you can "pledge"
the number of miles needed for an award ticket (usually 25,000 miles
for a domestic round trip) to Alianza, and Alianza can decide whether
to use the trip themselves or to raffle or auction off the trip. Once
the Alianza determines the name of the recipient (the auction winner,
for example), you will need to book the ticket in the recipient's
If you are considering a gift to Alianza and would like further information,
please call or write:
Jessica F. Vasquez, Esq.
Director of Projects
Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence
P.O. Box 672
New York, NY 10035
800-342-9908 OR 646-672-140