You can support ANCA’s goal of connecting generations of Army nurses to maintain the legacy of excellence in Army nursing. Our membership dues cover primarily the operational administrative costs of the organization. By contributing to this Program, you can further our ability to do more to support the legacy of Army Nursing.
The easiest way to make a gift is through a Credit Card donation. Click the red button at right to donate here using your credit card, or you can download the form for a donation to be mailed to the ANCA office. And you can find out more below.
The Legacy Giving Program was
established by the Army Nurse Corps Association, Inc. (ANCA) to develop, maintain,
and sustain timely professional initiatives that benefit Army nursing. From what
began as a social group for retired Army nurses in 1977, ANCA has evolved into an
organization that is making a difference to active and retired military nurses and
to healthcare in a myriad of settings. ANCA is now the professional military nursing
organization of choice for Army nurses past and present!
Contributions to further the purpose and the goals of ANCA are vitally
important. Currently there are three designated funds to which you can donate:
Research and Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Fund:
Supports the initiation and dissemination of nursing research and
evidenced based projects to further the knowledge of nursing science.
The fund finances Research and EBP grants, costs associated with
dissemination of research and EBP findings, and research awards recognizing excellence in nursing research.
New Initiatives Fund:
Supports new initiatives that promote the mission of the
organization such as new marketing strategies, membership connection
strategies and other projects as determined by the ANCA board and
communicated through the strategic plan.
And... You can always choose to donate “Where Most Needed.”
Every gift, whether large or
small, is important and is very much appreciated. The ANCA board reserves the right
to accept or decline a specific donation (e.g., artwork, real estate, etc.) based
on the capability of the organization to manage the donation in light of our mission.
Cash, Credit Card, and check donations are the easiest way to make a gift. Checks should be payable to ANCA with the notation that it is for a specific component fund of the Program or designated “Where most needed.” Click the red button at right to donate here using your credit card or you can download the form for a donation to be mailed to the ANCA office.
There are also several excellent ways to make a gift that don’t require you to actually write a check! Some of these gifts options are very easy to make and all of them provide relief from income taxes and/or estate taxes and many also avoid capital gains tax on assets you have owned for more than one year. Please feel free to contact us if you have specific questions (888-742-9910 or use our Contact Us page, Department: Support ANCA).
Appreciated stocks, bonds, and mutual funds that have been held for at least 1 year make excellent gifts since you will avoid capital gains tax on the transfer and receive an income tax deduction for the value of the assets on the date of gift. If you are making this type of gift, please contact the ANCA Office (8000 IH -10 West, San Antonio, Texas 78230-3087) and we will provide you with the information your broker will need. For mutual funds or stocks/bonds held in certificate form please contact ANCA (888-742-9910 or Contact Us, Department: Support ANCA), as the process to transfer certificates is a bit different.
Matching Gift programs are available to many retirees from their former employer. Check with your company’s benefits office and see if you can leverage your gift into something bigger and to get the required form. When you make your gift, be sure to include your matching gift form so the ANCA Office can apply for the matching funds. You will receive a charitable income tax deduction for your gift.
Required Minimum Distributions from your IRA can now be rolled directly to a charity, thereby avoiding the income tax on the distributions. You can contribute all or a portion of your annual required minimum distribution. In this case, there is no income tax charitable deduction allowed, but you will not have to pay income tax on the value of the transferred assets. Donors should contact the agency holding the retirement funds to find out how best to transfer these assets to ANCA to avoid being taxed on the distribution. The ANCA Office should be alerted that a gift is coming from you and can provide the information to transfer the funds electronically.
Personal Property & Real Estate Gifts are more complicated gifts to complete. Please contact the ANCA Office for more information on how to make a gift using those assets.
These types of gifts are set up now, but the actual transfer of assets to benefit the Program will happen in the future. Typically, these gifts leave control of the assets in the hands of the donor until their death. Here are some examples:
I give to the Army Nurse Corps Association, INC, San Antonio, TX the sum of $_____OR ____% of my residual estate OR the following designated property to be added to the Army Nurse Corps Association, Inc, San Antonio, TX, (designate Legacy Giving Program component of your choice or designate to use where most needed).
Gifts made this way qualify as a charitable estate tax deduction and can lower the amount of estate taxes your estate may have to pay to the federal and state governments. You will need to see your attorney to add this gift into your will or living trust.
The family or the
person(s) being honored will be informed of all gifts made and the donor
will receive a tax receipt and a thank-you letter.
The Program is managed by the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors of the Army Nurse Corps Association, Inc. San Antonio, TX. The Board is responsible for the approval of all gifts, investment and management of these gifts, and approval of all disbursement from Program component funds.
Because the method in which you contribute to the Legacy Giving Program will determine the tax benefit to you or your estate, you are urged to consult with your legal and financial advisors.