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Most donors make gifts and pledge payments via online giving, check, credit card or automatic bank drafts. Others take advantage of tax savings that come from giving appreciated stocks, shares of mutual funds or property. A growing number of donors and friends contribute gifts-in-kind, such as works of art, antique furnishings or rare books and manuscripts.

ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER - The electronic funds transfer program works in cooperation with your bank, similar to automatic teller machines, direct deposit of payroll, Social Security checks, pay-by-phone and other electronic banking services. The transaction is completed without paper handling.

SECURITIES - Donor stock transfers allow donors to gift their stocks to the Hope Lives Foundation in three ways: electronically (DTC), physical certificate in donor's name and physical certificate naming the Hope Lives Foundation.

EMPLOYER MATCHING GIFTS - You could potentially double or even triple the impact of your gift to the Hope Lives Foundastion if you or your spouse is employed by a company that matches the charitable contributions of its employees.

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