Ways to Give

We invite you to support Fred Rogers’ timeless legacy by making a gift to the Fred Rogers Center. Your contribution helps ensure that Fred’s commitment to children, families, and educators is always carried forward. There are many ways to contribute.

Outright Gifts

Gifts and pledge payments can be made by check or credit card, through the mail, by phone, or by selecting the “Make a Gift” link on our web site. Checks should be payable to the Fred Rogers Center.

Pledges and Recurring Gifts

Pledges may be made over a period of single or multiple years and can be paid annually, quarterly or monthly.

Matching Gifts

Many employers have established matching gift plans that allow current and retired employees to have their charitable gifts matched by the employer. Please check with your human resource department to see if your company provides matching gifts.

Stock Gifts

Gifts of appreciated stocks and securities enable you to support the Fred Rogers Center, avoid capital gains taxes, and earn a charitable tax deduction for the fair market value on the date of the gift. To make a gift of securities, please contact us for information to share with your financial professional.

Planned Gifts

Fred Rogers left an important legacy that will continue for years to come. As you consider your own legacy, we hope you think about your passions and hopes for the future. Planned gifts offer an opportunity to extend your commitment to the Fred Rogers Center beyond your lifetime.

 

Including the Fred Rogers Center in your long-term financial or estate plan is a big decision that results in a lasting impact on the people, programs, and values important to you. Whether through endowing a program or investing in a favorite area of interest, planned gifts provide essential support to the Fred Rogers Center while at the same time helping you achieve your own personal and financial goals.

  • You can name the Fred Rogers Center in your will. Options for bequest gifts include giving a percentage or residual of your estate, a specific amount, assets, or personal property.
  • You can name the Fred Rogers Center as beneficiary of a new life insurance policy. Tax benefits are dependent on the structure of the policy.
  • You can transfer assets to the Fred Rogers through a life income gift. This primarily is a benefit to donors 50 years of age and older. A life income gift allows you to have financial flexibility, increase your income for life, receive a generous charitable deduction during the donation year, and possibly avoid capital gains.

 

To learn more about your giving options, including ways of bringing Fred Rogers Center initiatives to you community, please contact Karen Struble Myers, CFRE, at karen.myers@stvincent.edu.

 

The Fred Rogers Center is located at Saint Vincent College, a nonprofit corporation under section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code—donations to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.

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Fred Rogers touched the lives of millions. No matter where we go or who we talk to, we learn many wonderful many wonderful stories of people sharing a moment with “America’s Favorite Neighbor.”

 

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