Planned Giving

Find a meaningful way to support Keystone. Make a planned gift of stock, make a matching gift or name Keystone in your estate plans.

Many Ways to Make a Meaningful Contribution

You can support Keystone programs and clients in so many unique ways. Find your way to make an impact in our community.

Gift of Stock

Making a stock gift is easy and can be a great way to support Keystone Community Services, meet your charitable giving goals and maximize tax savings. In order to complete an electronic transfer of stock or mutual funds, instruct your broker to transfer the securities to Keystone’s account at UBS. Please have your broker contact: Heather Fitch (651-229-6101) or Doug Bruce (651-229-6016) at UBS to facilitate the transfer of shares. Please ask your broker to include your name, contact information and any special instructions for use of the gift with your transfer.

Make a Match

Multiply your donation by using matching funds from your workplace or set up your own matching gift at Keystone.

Memorial and Tribute Gifts

A gift to Keystone Community Services in memory of a friend or loved one is a wonderful way to memorialize a special person in your life while helping sustain our work the community. Those honored or families of those remembered will receive a letter notifying them of your thoughtful gift. Be sure to include the complete name(s) of the person(s) being honored or remembered, and the address of those who should be notified. Make a memorial or honor gift online.

Planned Giving and Legacy Gifts

A planned gift allows you to make a lasting contribution reflecting the values and passions important to you. Your support shapes the future of Keystone Community Services to ensure we will be able to serve youth, seniors and families for generations to come. This form of charitable giving makes a lasting impact on the community and involves a person’s assets or estate rather than current income. You can arrange to make a planned gift in several ways, including a will. Many people set aside a certain dollar amount or leave a percentage of their estate. Some planned gifts can be designed to accomplish certain financial goals such as reducing your tax obligation.

The Heritage Society

The Heritage Society recognizes individuals or couples who have made substantial contributions or planned gifts to Keystone. Donors are eligible for membership by either having given $5,000 or more to Keystone over their lifetime or by pledging a planned gift to Keystone valued at $10,000 or more. Keystone Heritage Society members are given special recognition at events and in publications.

Make a Planned Gift

Support Keystone while you shop

Support Keystone when you shop using AmazonSmile, which is a simple and automatic way for you to support Keystone every time you shop at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same prices and selection with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can select Keystone as your charity to support and then you can continue shopping as usual.

Meet Marge, Who has Proudly Made a Planned Gift to Keystone

Marge Betts is committed to the long-term sustainability of Keystone Community Services. The organization has been close to heart for a long time. Marge has lived in the Merriam Park neighborhood for many years and raised her family in this community. Her children attended the pre-school and loved participating in the many programs offered at the Merriam Park Community Center. For Marge and her family, the community aspect of the Keystone is very important.

Today, Marge is very active in Keystone’s senior program. She loves coming to the community center that was so beloved by her kids and enjoys participating herself in the many activities at the center. Every week, you can find Marge attending exercise classes, planning parties, or socializing with her friends.

For all of these reasons and many more, Marge is honored to have named Keystone in her estate plans.

Giving is an Extension of Your Values

Marge says, “As we age, most of us want to give something back and for me I want to give back to Keystone because this place has meant so much to me and my family.”

Marge appreciates that setting up her trust was not complicated and she still lives comfortably, enjoying her retirement life. And most of all, Marge rests easy knowing her estate plans reflect her values and will continue to support the organization that has meant so much to her.

Estate plans and bequests can help you leave a legacy in ways that are important to you and can lessen the tax burden for your family. You can set aside a percentage, specific dollar amount, or make a beneficiary designation on your assets.

Is Keystone already in your will, trust or other estate plans?  Thank you! Please let us know about your plans because it helps Keystone plan for the future. Contact Jen Winterfeldt at jwinterfeldt@keystoneservices.org or 651-603-6650 to be added to the Heritage Society.  Your gift may remain anonymous if you like. Don’t have a will? You’re not alone! Now is a great time to start planning, and please consider including a bequest to Keystone in your estate plans.  Contact Jen for suggested “bequest language” and the Keystone tax ID for you to share with your attorney.