How to give
Handel Choir of Baltimore depends on you!
It's fast, easy and safe, and helps keep Handel Choir singing today and for years to come. Your gift to Handel Choir is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Write a check. Make your personal check out to "Handel Choir of Baltimore" and mail it to:
Handel Choir of Baltimore
3600 Clipper Mill Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21211
If you would like your gift to honor someone, please include this information on your check or in a note, and it will be included in our concert program.
Use your credit card. We're happy to process your donation over the phone at 410.366.6544, Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. All major credit cards accepted.
Make a matching gift. Many companies will match the contributions given to non-profit organizations by their employees -- your gift is doubled! Please check with your employer.
In kind. Call us for more information about how to support Handel Choir of Baltimore with your in-kind gift of goods or services: 410.366.6544.
All gifts are acknowledged with a thank-you letter and by name in the concert program as follows.
Silver Circle ($25,000 and above)
Handel Society ($10,000 to 24,999)
Benefactor ($5,000 to $9,999)
Sponsor ($1,000 to $4,999)
Patron ($500 to $999)
Contributor (up to $499)
Learn more about your giving options below or call us today at 410.366.6544. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you. You can also learn more about us on our GuideStar profile.
More ways to give
Make a bequest: Bequests are gifts left by will. This is the most common type of deferred gift. Most bequests are written for a specific amount, a percentage of the total estate, or the remainders after specified conditions are met. A bequest may include cash, securities and other assets of the donor's choice.
Make a gift of securities: When you own securities with a long-term gain and give them to Handel Choir, they are received at the current fair market value. The full fair market value of the securities may be deducted as a gift on your federal income tax return, avoiding all capital gains tax.
Property (real or personal): You may give real estate outright or retain a life estate contract. If a life-estate gift is irrevocable, you may obtain certain immediate tax benefits, and you can continue to live on the property for the rest of your life. Other types of property include rental or business real estate (either as an outright gift or retained life income); business inventories, assigning royalties for minerals, inventions, or copyrights, agricultural resources, antiques and paintings and other works of art.
Make a pledge: Outright pledges of cash, securities or property to Handel Choir of Baltimore may be paid over a five-year period to take advantage of maximum charitable deductions and income tax provisions or extended over a longer period as agreed between the donor and Handel Choir.
Life insurance gifts: The most common type of life insurance gift is an assignment of an existing policy that is currently in force or paid up. The donor names Handel Choir of Baltimore owner and beneficiary. The benefits to the donor are both in the gift and estate tax considerations. In a gift of a policy that is not paid up, later premium payments are also deductible for tax purposes.
Create a charitable income lead trust: The donor transfers money or property to a trustee who makes payments for a specified number of years. Then the principal is returned to a designated non-charitable beneficiary, usually a family member. Gift and estate tax charitable deductions take effect if the trust takes the form of either a unitrust or an annuity trust.
Create a charitable remainder unitrust: Created by a donor transferring cash, securities, or other assets to a trustee in exchange for the trustee's agreement to pay Handel Choir of Baltimore income that is equal to at least 5% or more of the net fair market value of the trust assets as determined annually. The trust will terminate at the death of the last of the beneficiaries, and the corpus and accrued income will be distributed to Handel Choir of Baltimore. An immediate income tax charitable deduction is allowed for the remainder value.
Create a charitable remainder annuity trust: Established by a donor transferring cash, securities, or other assets to a trustee in exchange for the trustee's agreement to pay a fixed sum of money to named beneficiaries, said amount to be at least 5% or more of the initial fair market value of the trust assets. The rate could be higher-an amount agreed upon by the donor and the trustee. Once established, the annual amount never changes. Payments are made to the donor/beneficiary or to anyone designated for life or a period of time not to exceed twenty years. At the death of the last beneficiary or the expiration of the term of years, the trust will terminate and the assets will be distributed to Handel Choir of Baltimore. An immediate income tax charitable deduction is allowed for the remainder value.
For more information, consult your financial advisor or call us at 410.366.6544.
Handel Choir of Baltimore is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. A copy of the current financial statement of The Handel Choir is available by calling (410) 366-6544 or writing to the above address. Documents and information submitted under the Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act are also available for the cost of postage and copies by calling (410) 974-5534 or writing to: Maryland Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Photo by Will Kirk.