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Help us fulfill our big dream of books for every child, support for every parent, and literacy for every community.

Your tax-deductible donation to Book Harvest helps to build brains and spread joy for every child – starting at birth!

Plus, a donation to Book Harvest makes a perfect gift in honor or memory of someone special! Include a message for your honoree with contact info, and we will send a personal note letting them know of your generous gesture. You can also choose and use a custom fillable PDF donation certificate and present it to your loved one as a gift!

Interested in leaving a literacy legacy? Join Book Harvest’s Imprint Society, and support our long-term success by planning a future gift to Book Harvest.

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Make a Legacy Gift

We invite you to join our Imprint Society, a group of generous and forward-thinking donors who support our long-term success by including Book Harvest in their will or estate planning.

Legacy gifts are an important way for donors to realize long-term impact for a cause they care about. We suggest you consider options with your trusted legal and financial advisors so you can create a simple planned gift perfectly suited to your personal priorities. Your support of our mission will be long remembered and honored.

To make a legacy gift, contact Director of Strategic Partnerships, Isabel Geffner, at Book Harvest: isabel@bookharvest.org or 252.497.BOOK.

If you have included Book Harvest in your estate planning, we would be grateful to be notified, so that we can list you as a member of the Imprint Society.

If you would like to leave a gift in your will, or if you already have an existing will that you would like to update by adding a gift to Book Harvest, we suggest the following language:

“I bequeath (amount OR percentage) to Book Harvest, Inc., a nonprofit corporation organized and existing under the laws of North Carolina, with the principal business address of 2501 University Drive, Durham, NC 27707 USA (federal tax identification number 45-2610533).”

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Give Appreciated Stock

Book Harvest’s account name at PNC is “Book Harvest Corporation,” account number is 005-225571 and DTC number is 0226. Tax ID #: 45-2610533.

Once you have transferred the shares into Book Harvest’s account, please call (984-244-2863) or email Director of Finance and Operations, Kate Panuska with the following information:

1) The name of the stock(s) you are transferring;

2) The number of shares you are transferring.

If your CFP or brokerage account needs Book Harvest's account representative, our contact is Derek Finney at PNC, 412-803-1250.

 

Questions? Contact Director of Finance and Operations, Kate Panuska, at kate@bookharvest.org or 984-244-2863.

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Qualified Charitable Deductions

IRA owners age 70½ or over have the option to transfer up to $100,000 to charity tax-free each year.

These transfers, known as qualified charitable distributions or QCDs, offer eligible older Americans a great way to easily give to charity before the end of the year. Moreover, for those who are at least 72, QCDs count toward the IRA owner's required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year.

The following are required elements to make a qualified charitable distribution from your IRA account to Book Harvest. 

  • You must be 70.5 or older

  • To qualify for tax-free status, the distribution must come from your IRA account and sent directly to Book Harvest through a check from the financial institution or wire transfer.

  • The limit on these transfers is $100,000/year.

If you meet these requirements, contact your IRA financial institution for further details. 

Learn more.

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We acknowledge all financial donations with a tax receipt, and all donors are listed in our annual impact report.

Questions about ways to donate? Please contact Book Harvest’s Director of External Relations, Benay Hicks at benay@bookharvest.org

 

Book Harvest is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
Book Harvest’s federal tax identification number is 45-2610533.

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