Please help us change lives through public policy by becoming a member today. Your generous support will arm us
with the resources we need to promote free markets, individual liberty, and limited government in our state.
Together, we can make Tennessee the freest, most prosperous state in the nation.
The Beacon Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
DONATIONS BY CHECK
Donate by personal check by sending it to the following address:
Beacon Center of Tennessee
P.O. Box 198646
Nashville, TN 37219
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DONATION OF STOCK
Thank you for your interest in making a stock donation to the Beacon Center. Beacon does not hold stock donations; rather, we immediately sell the stock for its current value. Thus, your gift makes an immediate impact on our ability to advance our mission.
Account Name: Beacon Center of Tennessee
Account Number: 1652X610
DTC Number: 0725
Raymond James & Associates
880 Carillon Parkway
St. Petersburg, FL 33716
QUALIFIED CHARITABLE DISTRIBUTIONS FROM IRAS
Are you looking for a way to make a big difference to help further the mission of the Beacon Center?
If so, and you are 70½ or older you may be interested in learning more about making Qualified Charitable Distributions directly from your IRA.
Making a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from your IRA to satisfy the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) allows people age 70½ and older to reduce their taxable income by making a gift directly to a charitable organization from their IRA.
Note: The SECURE Act increased the MRD (Minimum Required Distribution) age from 70½ to 72. The age for a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD), however, still remains at 70½.
Benefits of making a donation via your IRA:
- Avoid taxes on transfers of up to $100,000 from your IRA to the Beacon Center
- Satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year
- Reduce your taxable income, even if you do not itemize deductions
- Make a gift that is not subject to the deduction limits on charitable gifts
- Help further the work and mission of the Beacon Center
How a QCD gift works:
1 - Contact your IRA plan administrator to make a gift from your IRA to the Beacon Center.
2 - Your IRA funds will be directly transferred to the Beacon Center to help continue our important work.
3 - Please note that IRA qualified charitable distribution gifts do not qualify for a charitable deduction.
4 - Please contact us if you wish for your gift to be used for a specific purpose.
Thank you for your interest in including the Beacon Center in your estate plan. Helping you ensure that we provide for a prosperous future for your family and fellow Tennesseans is important to us. If you choose to include Beacon in your estate plan, please let us know by contacting Jamie McPherson at (615) 383-6431 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is some sample language for including Beacon in your will. If you have any questions about this, please contact Jamie McPherson at the information above.
I give, devise, and bequeath (a) the sum of $__________, (b) _____% of my estate, (c) Description of property, or (d) [see below] to the Beacon Center of Tennessee (tax identification number 20-1808567), a Tennessee not-for-profit corporation, located in Nashville, Tennessee, to be used for the general charitable purposes of the Beacon Center of Tennessee.
(d) I give, devise, and bequeath all the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, real, personal, or mixed wherever situate, of which I may die seized or possessed, or to which I may be or become in any manner entitled, have any interest, or over which I may have any power of appointment to the Beacon Center of Tennessee (tax identification number 20-1808567), a Tennessee not-for-profit corporation, located in Nashville, Tennessee, to be used for the general charitable purposes of the Beacon Center of Tennessee.
GIVING LEVELS AND BENEFITS
SUSTAINING MEMBER - $100+ General Event Invitations
+ Monthly Email Policy Snapshot
+ Members Only Publication including Annual Report
+ Pork Report Hard Copy
+ Subscription to the Monthly Beacon Letter
LEADER’S CLUB - $1,000+ All Benefits Above
+ Private Event Invitations such as past events featuring FCC chairman Ajit Pai and former congressman Allen West
+ Invitation to Private Annual Reception with Beacon supporters and heroes
PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL - $5,000+ All Benefits Above
+ Annual Personal Briefing with Beacon Leadership
+ Free Book from Beacon’s Chairman or CEO’s personal library
CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE - $10,000+ All Benefits Above
+ Semi-Annual Personal Briefing with Beacon Leadership
+ Hard Copy of Policy Reform Packages
+ Automatic Host Committee Member
WATAUGA SOCIETY - $25,000+ All Benefits Above
+ Quarterly Personal Briefing with Beacon CEO
+ Invitation to Annual Board of Director’s Dinner
Your support at any level is important to us. All members of the Beacon Center receive the added comfort of knowing that there is one organization that is fighting every single day to make Tennessee the freest, most prosperous state in the nation. Click here to make a gift now.