YOUR SUPPORT CAN TAKE MANY FORMS

Mount Zion / Female Union Band Historic Memorial Park Inc. (Foundation) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization created to jointly manage the preservation and commemoration of the Mt. Zion and Female Union Band Society Cemeteries.  Financial gifts are used to support programs:

 

  • Preserving and restoring the cemeteries

  • Developing the site as a historic memorial park - to serve as a sacred place for quiet reflection, the respectful commemoration of the past, and a space to promote unity and appreciation

  • To educate and remember the sacrifices that these founders of Georgetown made during their lifetimes, their deceased family and members of the community, and their efforts to preserve their heritage while struggling through a time of deep segregation

Cash donations of any amount are appreciated, and they can be made by check or using our secure online donation service. Financial support can also take the form of:

SUSTAINING DONATIONS

Give a gift that keeps on giving:  establish a recurring automatic donation to the Mount Zion / Female Union Band Historic Memorial Park Inc. Foundation through our secure online donation service.

EMPLOYER GIFT MATCHING

You can double the value of your gifts if your employer will match your charitable donations.  Speak with your employer community relations team to obtain donation match guidance.

SUPPORT US WHEN YOU SHOP ON AMAZON!

Enhance your Amazon shopping account to include AmazonSmile and a portion of the price of your purchases will be donated to the Mount Zion / Female Union Band Historic Memorial Park Inc. Foundation

SECURITIES GIFT TRANSFERS

A gift of appreciated value stocks, bonds, or mutual funds can offer you tax-savings benefits (a gift transfer of securities to a non-profit does not incur the capital gains tax of an asset sale).

LIFE INSURANCE CASH VALUE GIFTS

Insurance policies originally created to protect minor children who are now grown may have a significant cash value which can make a valuable charitable gift.

​RETIREMENT PLAN DISTRIBUTIONS

Making a Qualified Charitable Distribution from an IRA to the Mount Zion / Female Union Band Historic Memorial Park Inc. Foundation can count toward your required minimum distribution and reduce distribution income taxes.

PRE-PLANNED ESTATE GIFTS

Planned estate giving is relatively easy to establish - and to change should you ever need the assets during your lifetime or if your gift-giving goals change.  By establishing the Foundation as a recipient through a bequest in your estate plan you join a distinguished community of like-minded philanthropists. 

 

Estate gifts or bequests may take many forms, including a defined dollar amount, or gifts of assets like stocks, bonds, real estate, IRAs, or life insurance policies. For example, the Foundation can be the named beneficiary (sole, or one of several beneficiaries) in an Individual Retirement Account. Estate related cash or asset donations can be given outright. Alternatively, they may take the form of a residuary gift paid to the Foundation after other bequests of the estate have been satisfied, or they can be a contingent bequest given should a designated beneficiary predecease you.

If you would like to discuss a potential special gift in more detail, please contact our Executive Director, Lisa M. Fager, at (202) 253-0435 or LFager@mtzion-fubs.org