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By making a donation to the Great Day Fund, your gift to the Fund qualifies for deductions for income and estate tax purposes. The Great Day Fund is part of the Community Foundation of Henderson County, which is a qualified charitable corporation under Section 501©(3) of the Internal Revenue Service.
You can make a cash donation by mailing a check or donating online. Checks should be made out to the Great Day Fund and can be mailed to the following address:
The Great Day Fund 21 Camp Greystone Lane Zirconia, NC 28790
You can double your donations with matching gifts. Check with your Human Resources Department, as many companies match their employees’ charitable gifts. It’s a great way to make your contribution dollars go further.
These unique gifts are made in memory of or in honor of family and/or camp friends. Consider making an honorary gift in recognition of a birthday, anniversary, significant achievement, graduation or in memoriam.
Stock & mutual fund gifts are coordinated by the Great Day Fund, in conjunction with the Community Foundation, who directs proceeds from the sale of these assets to the Great Day Fund.
Giving stock through electronic transfer is the easiest method when a donor maintains holdings in a brokerage account. Below is a list of brokers with which the Community Foundation has accounts:
NOTE: Please alert the Great Day Fund before the transfer so that we can make arrangements with the broker to receive the stock.
If you like to create your own Letter of Instruction, please contact Katie Grant to request a template. You will need to call the Foundation to obtain our Account # and DTC # for any of the brokers listed above. Certain brokers require a notary or medallion stamp in addition to your signature. Check with your broker to determine if this is needed for your particular transfer.
Please consider Planned Giving as one method of donating to the Great Day Fund. You can arrange for the Fund to be the recipient of life insurance, IRAs, 401Ks, and you can name the Fund in your will.
Consider designating a portion of these proceeds to the Great Day Fund. If properly accomplished, this can be done without tax effect. We have forms to aid in the designation of life insurance, which we will furnish on request.
Designating the Great Day Fund in your will is an excellent way to give the gift of a summer camping experience. This can de done by specifying:
It’s possible to include the Great Day Fund as a part of your lifetime charitable gift giving program or your estate plan. A representative of the Fund can work with you and one or more of your advisors (attorney, C.P.A., or financial planner) to help you make this type of gift. You can decide exactly how to structure your gift.
Even if you are a camper, you can still be involved in the Great Day Fund. Consider being involved in the following ways: