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Tax Deduction of Gifts to Woodlawn Foundation

The Woodlawn Foundation has been recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a public charity, contributions to which are tax deductible. Cash contributions are deductible up to 50% of adjusted gross income and contributions of appreciated property are deductible up to 30% of adjusted gross income. Contributions in excess of these amounts may be carried forward and deducted in future years for up to five years.

Pledges Not Legally Binding

Woodlawn Foundation considers all pledges to be good faith expression of intent, but subject to possible future changes of circumstances and not legally binding, either upon the donor or upon his or her heirs.

Gifts of Securities

If you wish to make a gift of securities, please call, or ask your broker to call. Michael Coan at the Woodlawn Foundation to request instructions. Or, if you prefer, you may send the unendorsed certificate and, in a separate envelope, a signed stock power, enclosing with both a letter stating the purpose of your gift.

Gifts of securities can offer a double tax benefit: a tax deduction based on the current fair market value of the gift (the mean between the high and low prices on the date of the gift) and the avoidance of capital gains taxes that would otherwise be assessed on the sale of the property.

Tax Deductions for Gifts Made at Year End

At the end of the calendar year, Woodlawn Foundation must follow strictly IRS regulations for the dating of contributions. These regulations provide that the date of a gift is the date on which it is mailed, not the date on it is received and not the date on the check. Thus, if the Foundation receives a gift in January that was mailed in December, it is a December gift. If it receives in January a gift that is mailed in January, it is required to record as the date of the gift the date of the postmark on the envelope, even if the check is dated in December.

Wills, Trusts, and Annuities

Many Woodlawn donors have obtained substantial personal and tax benefits by making gifts through wills, trusts, annuities and other forms of deferred giving. They also provide in this way major benefits for the work which Woodlawn Foundation is helping to support. To learn more about bequests, life income arrangements or gifts involving real estate or closely held stock, please call or write Michael Coan at the Woodlawn Foundation, 56 Harrison St., Suite 401, New Rochelle, NY 10801 914-632-3778.

Donor Privacy Policies

The privacy of all donors is completely respected, and all guidelines stated here apply to both online and offline donors. Donor information managed by the Woodlawn Foundation can only be accessed on a need-to-know basis by authorized personal associated with the Foundation. The Woodlawn Foundation does not communicate with donors by direct mail, telemarketing, or email solicitations. The Foundation's donor database uses the latest security protections to safeguard the privacy of all donors. All information is treated with the utmost confidentiality and security, and is only available to authorized personnel.

Opt Out

Donors can opt out of communications of any kind from the Woodlawn Foundation. Currently donors can opt out of acknowledgement of gifts and year-end-tax letters, which are currently the only scheduled mailings sent to donors by the Foundation.

No Sale of User Information

Woodlawn Foundation does not sell user information. This information is treated with the utmost confidentiality and security, and is only available to authorized personnel in the organization, or the projects it supports, for the furtherance of the activities that fall within the Incorporation purposes of the Woodlawn Foundation. This policy has no exceptions. Within the organization, information is only made available on a need to know basis. Woodlawn Foundation is committed to protecting all personal information by maintaining physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to assure security and confidentiality, and to comply all legal requirements. In addition, the Woodlawn Foundation uses the latest technological means to protect against unauthorized access to our database. Information in the records of the Woodlawn Foundation is not now, nor has it ever been, sold or exchanged with outside organizations, and as such is only available for the internal use of the Woodlawn Foundation to aid the projects it supports. All information is treated with the utmost discretion and confidentiality.

Normal Website Usage

Woodlawn Foundation has a strong commitment to internet privacy. Visitors can enter this website without revealing any personal information. The only type of information that may be collected are website related statistics which include an internet visitor's service provider, the browser and type of machine, the web site that referred the visitor, the pages requested and the date and time of the request. This information may be used to generate statistics and measure site activity to improve the usefulness of the Woodlawn Foundation site.

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information

Only when information is voluntarily submitted by users will the Woodlawn Foundation collect email addresses, donation information and other personally identifiable data. In all cases the Woodlawn Foundation will strive to use highly secure means to safeguard and protect data transmissions.

Woodlawn Foundation makes every effort to ensure the secure collection and transmission of sensitive user information using industry accepted data collection and encryption methodologies.


While Woodlawn Foundation currently does not use cookies, at some future date, as is customary with most websites, it may choose to place a "cookie," or small file, in the browser files of a visitor's computer. Their use is strictly for the convenience of visitors to the site. Cookies save information users may give so they don't have to re-enter this each time they visit the site. Cookies are not used to track user's movements among different websites, and no cookies would be exchanged with other entities.


Woodlawn Foundation may amend this policy from time to time.  Any changes will be posted on this website.



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