Frequently Asked Questions
My gift would be small, so why should I bother?
Every gift makes a difference. Think about this: 500 gifts of $10 equals $5,000! That amount can make a real difference in the lives of folks who are hurting. All gifts, no matter what size, have a tremendous impact. They fill a broad range of immediate needs and help all the programs of The Up Center.
Can I give to a specific project or program?
Yes. You may contact Nikki Johnson, Development Specialist, to get more information on how you can specify the use of your gift.
Who decides where my gift goes if I don’t stipulate a specific area?
Unrestricted funds, those not donor-designated for a specific use, are especially important to The Up Center. Unrestricted funds are directed to the greatest needs by the Board of Directors and President & CEO. Unrestricted funds are especially helpful in enabling The Up Center to leverage grants to bring state and federal dollars into our local community to help people in need.
How does giving to The Up Center benefit me?
When you make a gift to The Up Center you benefit in several ways. First, you get the satisfaction of knowing that you are investing in uplifting people in our community…all contributions support local programs in Hampton Roads. Secondly, you benefit by being able to deduct all or a portion of your gift on your federal tax return (check with your tax preparer for details). Additionally, state tax credits through the Neighborhood Assistance Program may be available for individuals or corporations. Please contact Nikki Johnson, Development Specialist, for more details on availability of state tax credits.
How is annual giving different from planned giving?
Annual giving generally refers to outright gifts of money, securities, or property given to support The Up Center in the current fiscal year. Planned giving is long-term and usually includes gifts made through wills, life insurance, beneficiary designation of retirement plans, charitable trusts, gift annuities, or life income gifts.
If you would like to give gifts of stock, contact:
Wells Fargo Advisors
Child and Family Services dba The Up Center
If you are a State Employee, and would like to designate your Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) donation to The Up Center, please use CVC #05017.