You make the work of welcome, inclusion and celebration of LGBTQ people possible!
You make it possible for ReconcilingWorks to embody, inspire and advocate.
ReconcilingWorks is an independent Lutheran non-profit organization and relies on the gifts from individual people and families to support this life changing mission. Contributions are tax deductible to the extend allowed by law in the United States.
ReconcilingWorks tax ID number is 36-3209636.
Mail Your Donation
Would you rather just mail your donation instead of giving online? You will receive a letter confirming the receipt of your gift that can be used for your tax returns. Mail your check, made out to ReconcilingWorks, to:
PO Box 8070
Become an integral part in fulfilling the mission of full inclusion, welcome and celebration of LGBTQ people and their families in the Lutheran church by giving a gift online! Just head to our secure online giving form HERE: www.ReconcilingWorks.org/Donate.
Become a sustaining donor to ReconcilingWorks by joining the Evergreen Giving Program. Give monthly in an amount that is comfortable for you. You will receive a membership to ReconcilingWorks for the duration of your Evergreen Giving. Sign up online HERE.
Everyone has a legacy that lives on and ReconcilingWorks would be honored to be a part of your legacy. When you decide to put ReconcilingWorks in your will you are making a powerful statement about your commitment to working towards justice for LGBTQ people and their families in the Lutheran church. Once you notify ReconcilingWorks of your Legacy gift, you will join the Legacy Giving Society and will receive a Lifetime Membership designation.
There are many ways you can leave a Legacy Gift to ReconcilingWorks. Below are some of the ways and the benefits accompanying this kind of giving.
Gifts by Will
This is the most common method to leave a powerful legacy and these gifts are tax deductible for estate tax purposes in the United States of America. Here is an example of how you can leave a gift to ReconcilingWorks in your Will:
"I give to ReconcilingWorks, a non-profit organization located at 1669 Arcade St Ste. 2 in Saint Paul, MN 55106, the sum of ____ dollars (or describe the specific percentage of funds, the property or security you intend to give)."
ReconcilingWorks is a 501 (c)(3) organization in the United States of America. Our tax ID number is 36-3209636. The address to use in your will is:
ReconcilingWorks 1669 Arcade St. Ste 2 Saint Paul, MN 55106
Gifts by Life Insurance
By donating via Life insurance, you can give a substantial amount to ReconcilingWorks for a relatively low cost. There are two ways ReconcilingWorks can receive Life Insurance benefits from you:
ReconcilingWorks as Beneficiary: The total amount of the death benefit will come to ReconcilingWorks in one lump sum. During your lifetime, you remain the owner of the policy and can change the beneficiary at any time. No tax benefit is given for the total amount of the death benefit.
ReconcilingWorks as Policy Owner: If you assign a paid up insurance policy to ReconcilingWorks as the owner, you may claim a tax deduction for the policy's fair-market value or for the value of net premiums paid, whichever is less. If the policy is not paid in full, your subsequent premium payments on behalf of ReconcilingWorks are tax deductible.
Gifts by Retirement Plan Assets
If you own a Traditional or Roth IRA and are 70 ½ years of age or older, you can make a tax deductible charitable contribution directly from your IRA to ReconcilingWorks up to $100,000. Your gift to ReconcilingWorks (including your required minimum distribution) can completely bypass your income going forward.
IMPORTANT: If you choose to send a gift to ReconcilingWorks from your IRA, please request your broker or manager to include your name and address so ReconcilingWorks can know where the gift is coming from. Your broker or manager cannot legally give that information to ReconcilingWorks without your express permission.
*Be sure to discuss your legacy giving plans with your financial professional to ensure you are choosing the best option(s) for you and for your family.
This kind of giving is great because you can often DOUBLE your gift! Ask your employer if they have options for matching gifts to qualified charities.
If your employer has a program like this, ask for a matching gift request form. This is typically done through the Human Resources department. Fill out the form and be sure to scan the form or mail a copy of the form to ReconcilingWorks so we know to expect your gift. You can send the scanned form to info@ReconcilingWorks.org with the subject "Matching Gift."
Here is information you'll likely need for your employer provided matching gift request form:
Organization name: ReconcilingWorksIRS Tax designation: Tax exempt under IRS tax code 501 (c)(3) IRS Tax ID: 36-3209636 Address: 1669 Arcade St Ste 2, Saint Paul, MN 55106 Organization type: Human Rights, Social Justice, Advocacy, Educational, Religious
IMPORTANT: if you have any questions about your employer matching gift program, please contact your employer directly.
Gifts of Stock and Securities
Securities or stock you have held for more than one year are excellent ways to give. You could potentially see up to five years of tax benefit after the donation is received by ReconcilingWorks.
ReconcilingWorks has a brokerage account with The Vanguard Group. ReconcilingWorks brokerage account number is 19491945 and Vangaurd's DTC number is 0062.
Be sure to have your broker inform ReconcilingWorks via email (info@ReconcilingWorks.org) or phone (651-665-0861) of your intention to give stock or securities so the gift can be properly recorded and acknowledged.