Thanks to you and the
many others who donate to the Police Benevolent Foundation. Support from
individuals, foundations and corporations provide financial
survivors of officers whose deaths occur in the line of duty;
Funding for the
defense of human and civil rights of law enforcement officers;
scholarships for children of law enforcement officers;
relief to law enforcement officers.
You too can become a part of the PBF family; we encourage
you to explore this website and learn about the number of ways you can support
our foundation objectives and goals.
How do I contribute to the
Police Benevolent Foundation?
There are many easy
ways to make a gift:
deduction (PBA Employees only)
(payable to the Police Benevolent Foundation)
Here are the many ways you
can donate to the PBF:
Our secure online giving site allows
to give to PBF with easy to follow instructions. You can use a credit card or
debit card to make your one time or recurring gift.
Click here to start
* When sending in a donation,
please make checks payable to Police Benevolent Foundation, Inc. and mail to:
Benevolent Foundation, Inc.
2155 Highway 42 S.
McDonough, GA 30252-7636
Many employers sponsor
matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their
employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please
human resource or payroll department.
and Other Securities
Stocks and mutual fund gifts
are another way to give to the PBF. Not only is the gift tax deductible, but you
may also avoid capital gains tax on the security.
Honor a family member,
friend, classmate, or faculty member with a gift in support of an area or
program of importance to that person. You can also choose to leave the gift
unrestricted for use at the Foundationís discretion. For more information or to
make a memorial gift, Please call our office at 770-389-5391.
Text To Give
Feel like making a quick and easy
donation for a great cause? The Police Benevolent Foundation is asking you to
donate $10 through your cell phone bill to help in raising money for fallen law
enforcement officers' families. They put their life on the line everyday to
protect you. So, lets give back to those that serve us. 100% of your donations
will be used towards its intended purpose.
to 85944, and reply YES to confirm, To have a $10 donation made through your
cell phone provider, or
PBA Members Ė May donate when making Dues
Members of the Police Benevolent
Association can make contributions to the Foundation when making their monthly,
quarterly or annual membership dues payment. Simply opt in when you receive
Payroll deduction for
employees of the PBA
PBA Employees are encouraged to
donate through payroll deduction as it is one of the fastest, easiest and most
convenient ways to make a gift. By completing the payroll deduction form, you
can specify the amount you would like automatically deducted from each paycheck,
the start date, and where your support should be designated. You can have an
amount deducted until further notice or until a specific total has been reached.
The form is available by contacting the Accounting Department at (770) 389-5391.
you are not employed by the PBA there is not a payroll deduction option
available. The most convenient method for others, outside of the PBA/PBF
community, is to donate by credit card or visit our
online giving page.
Non-monetary gifts such as
books, artwork, vacation rentals or equipment bring great value to the
Foundation. To donate a tangible item, please contact Wayne Tubb at
770-389-5391, extension 882 or via email at
you are designating your gift to a specific program or scholarship, please
be sure to include the name of your gift designation on your check
you are uncomfortable with sharing your credit card information via the
online service, or postal mail, you can make your gift by phone. Our staff
will be happy to assist you. Call 770-389-5391 to give or for more
Please do not send cash through the mail. The United States Postal Service
recommends sending checks or money orders when transmitting funds to anyone
through the mail.
members can contact us for information about our payroll deduction options.
A decision to establish a new scholarship or contribute to an
already existing scholarship is two of the greatest gifts a student can
receive. The recognition and honor of receiving a scholarship goes hand in hand
with the financial support needed to make a quality education attainable. A
scholarship gift is a wonderful way to relieve some of the burden of a studentís
educational expenses. What can be more gratifying than making an investment in
the education and future of an individual?
Please follow these
instructions when making a gift of stock or securities to the Police Benevolent
Notify us of your plans.
Inform the foundation of the specific property you plan to contribute,
including the number of shares and the name of the issuing company or mutual
fund. Please contact Wayne Tubb, Financial Director 770-389-5391.
Please note: According to
IRS guidelines, the date and value of your gift are determined by the date on
which the Foundation takes control of the securities.
Transfer securities to the Police Benevolent Foundation
A. Publicly Traded
Securities held in a
Send your broker a
letter of authorization, specifying the securities to be transferred and purpose
of your gift, e.g., "for student scholarships." Send a copy of this letter to
your contact person at the Foundation. (See blank
Letter of Authorization to Broker available for your use.) If you
have no contact person at the Foundation, please send the copy to the
Police Benevolent Foundation to the attention of Wayne Tubb, Financial Director.
If possible, please have the securities transferred electronically, directly to
the Foundation's account with Ameriprise Financial, Inc., as listed below. This
minimizes sales and administrative costs to the Foundation, so that more of your
gift can be put to its intended use.
Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
DTC number: 0216
Police Benevolent Foundationís account number is: 294876917021
If your broker has questions
or cannot transfer the stock electronically, call us and we will be happy to
assist you in completing your gift.
B. Publicly Traded Stock
Held in Certificate Form
If you wish to contribute all shares represented by a certificate registered in
your name, simply mail the unsigned stock certificate to the Foundation by
certified mail, along with a completed Letter of Instruction (See
Letter of Instruction) identifying the securities you are
contributing as well as the purpose of your gift,. If mailing the unsigned stock
certificate, please also mail, in a separate envelope, a signed stock
power form (See Irrevocable
Stock or Bond Power). If you are delivering the certificate in
person, we will have you execute the certificate once at the Foundation's office
in order to complete the transfer.
If you plan to contribute
only a portion of the shares represented by your stock certificate, you will
need to have a new certificate issued in Police Benevolent Foundationís name by
the transfer agent or the issuing corporation. Or, you can take the stock
certificate to your broker with a signed
Letter of Authorization specifying the number of shares to be
transferred and the intended use at the Foundation. Once the certificate has
been executed, your broker can put the securities into your account and transfer
the desired number of shares to Police Benevolent Foundation. (See instructions
for transferring "publicly traded stock held in a brokerage account," above.)
To make a gift of mutual funds, your shares must be transferred to a
"shell" (also called omnibus) account at your mutual fund company that
has been established by Police Benevolent Foundationís broker,
Ameriprise Financial, Inc. Once these shares have been transferred,
Ameriprise Financial Inc. is able to retrieve and hold them in the
Foundationís regular account there. In order to make this transfer, you
must send your mutual fund company a
letter of instruction
which typically includes the following information:
The name of your
mutual fund and its cusip number
The amount you
would like transferred (in number of shares or dollar amount)
shell account number and fund code
and social security number
Different mutual fund
companies impose different requirements for making such transfers. Please
contact Wayne Tubb at (770) 389-5391 to discuss the transfer of your mutual
funds to the Police Benevolent Foundation.
Other Frequently Asked
Q: How can I make
a gift for the Police Benevolent Foundationís Future that doesnít
affect my cash flow or portfolio now?
A: Put a bequest
in your will (Cash, specific property or a share of the estate residue). This
is a gift that costs you and your family nothing, but tomorrow results in an
estate tax deduction.
Q: How can I maximize my current deduction and minimize my gift details?
A: Use cash to
make your gift now to the PBF. You can claim your deduction against a larger
portion of your adjusted gross income and make an immediate impact on the PBF.
Q: Can I afford a larger gift to the PBF Ė and avoid capital gains liability?
A: Yes, by
giving appreciated stock or bonds held for over one year.
Q: Is there a way to retain income benefits from the assets I give to the PBF Ė
thus affording a larger gift?
A: Yes, by
creating a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder annuity trust or
unitrust. This will enable you to receive income for your lifetime, receive a
charitable deduction and diversify your holdings.