A gift of stock is a great way to support our mission. Long-term appreciated holdings, such as stocks, bonds or mutual funds may provide greater tax benefits than a cash gift of equivalent value, especially if they have a low-cost basis. You receive a charitable deduction for the full market value of your holdings – even if you bought it for far less. You also avoid capital gains tax – money you’d pay if you liquidated the holding. A gift of closely held stock is also a giving option.
You can give these instructions for giving stocks to your investment manager who can then make a gift of stock directly from your account to our special River Walk Fund at the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. Be sure to notify BTCF of your intention to transfer stock by calling 413.229.0370 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to add “River Walk Fund” to the “Donor to which to fund” line.
Memorial and tribute gifts are common at River Walk. What better way to recognize someone you love than to preserve what they love. Give a gift in honor of someone by entering their name on the donation form and we’ll put that gift to work at River Walk. We will send them a note telling them of your generous gift in their honor. (To donate by check, follow this link.)
Located in the center of South Berkshire County’s biggest town, River Walk is visited by residents, children, and tourists from around the country and the world. Its unusual downtown river setting, steeped in natural beauty and remarkable history, makes it a special treasure and one-of-a-kind destination. Our business partners help us in many ways, each according to their ability and talents. Some businesses volunteer employee time and others make financial contributions toward our work. Talk to Rachel about how we can work together to make River Walk a better destination for your business, and consider making a donation. (To donate by check, follow this link.)
We run on volunteer power. The long hours of our paid staff and Greenagers are multiplied many times over by the hard work of our volunteers; we can’t do it without you. Talk to Rachel or visit our volunteer page to see if there is an opportunity for you, your school, or your business. Check out our volunteer opportunities here.