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Thank you for your choosing to contribute to the DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association, Inc. Your annual contributions ensure quality exhibits and education programming. DAAHA is a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization which qualifies contributions made by donors as being tax deductible.
A matching gift is an effective way to increase your personal contribution. Ask your employer about your company's matching gift program.
If you are considering a gift that does not fit into one of our categories or if you have any questions about contributing to DAAHA, please contact us at 815-756-8737 or email@example.com.
If paying by check, please make all checks payable to the DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association, Inc.
Annual contributions can be made online or mailed to the DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association, Inc. at 111 South Second Street, Suite 204 DeKalb, IL 60115.
CUMULATIVE CONTRIBUTION CATEGORIES
Bronze ($1-$99): As a Bronze donor you will receive recognition in the Annual Report as well as on our website and blog.
Silver ($100-$999): As a Silver donor you will receive recognition in the Annual Report, on our website and blog, and in the December issue of An Ear Full, the DAAHA newsletter.
Gold ($1,000-$4,999): As a Gold donor you will receive all the levels of recognition listed above as well as having your name placed on our Donor Panel in the museum.
Platinum ($5,000 +): As Platinum donor you will receive all the levels of recognition listed above. If the donation is for a specific exhibit or program, these donors will be recognized in all PR materials.
The DAAHA Legacy Society: A gift letter to a charity from an estate through a will or revocable living trust is called a charitable bequest. This simple tool can provide you with an effective way to support the mission and ongoing work of the DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association, Inc. Charitable bequests offer several benefits:
Family first: Listing DAAHA in your will as a secondary beneficiary in a bequest allows you to give priority to your family's needs by designating the bulk of your assets to those you love.
Flexibility: You may designate a specific amount of money or securities, a designated piece of property, or a percentage of the proceeds of your estate. Including in your will or trust a bequest of a percentage of your estate ensures that your gift to DAAHA will remain proportionate no matter how your estate's value fluctuates over the years.
Control: A bequest is not made until after your death. Therefore, you retain the ability to change the bequest any time during your lifetime.
Tax Reduction: DAAHA is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization and an Illinois not-for-profit corporation. If your estate is subject to federal estate tax, your bequest to DAAHA is entitled to an estate tax charitable deduction for the bequest's full value.
A bequest can be arranged by adding a few sentences to your will or trust. Specific language for a bequest to DAAHA is: "I, [name], of [city, state, zip], give, devise and bequeath to DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association, located in DeKalb, Illinois, [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for [purpose] or to be used where the need is greatest to support the mission of DAAHA. If the stated use becomes impossible or impractical, the Board of Directors of DAAHA can determine an alternate use."
We hope you will consider including a bequest to DAAHA in your will or trust. By doing so you will become a member of the DAAHA Legacy Society, honoring those whose forward thinking will help preserve and perpetuate the rich legacy of agricultural innovation that's come from northern Illinois.
Completing and sending to DAAHA a charitable bequest letter of intent will enable us to formally acknowledge your gift and (if you so choose) recognize you as a member of the DAAHA Legacy Society. A letter of intent for this purpose may be found here.
For more information about charitable bequests, contact DAAHA at 815-756-8737 or or consult a professional adviser.