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GIVE BY MAIL

For those wishing to mail in gifts, please download a contribution form. Please make checks payable to the Historic Savannah Foundation, and mail to:

Historic Savannah Foundation
PO Box 1733
Savannah, GA 31402

 

BECOME A MEMBER

cleanup-1Enjoy the Benefits of a Membership at HSF

JOIN US in our mission to preserve Savannah’s heritage through advocacy, education and community involvement! Your support helps HSF be the leading force in historic preservation in Savannah. There are many individual and corporate benefits of membership to HSF. With your generous gift, all members receive free admission to the Davenport House Museum, a subscription to the quarterly newsletter, a 10% discount at the Davenport House gift shop and all HSF merchandise, as well as invitations to lectures, the annual HSF Gala and other special events. Individual membership levels start at the Cornerstone level for students ($25). Corporate membership benefits also include the opportunity to sponsor events and programs and a listing in the online HSF Green Pages with a hyperlink to the corporation. Corporate support memberships begin at the Advocate level ($250). We hope you will find the right one for you by downloading this membership form or completing your membership online.

1733 Society

With a generous gift (individual or corporate) of $2,500 or more, you will join Historic Savannah Foundation’s 1733 Society. Along with the benefits of all other membership levels, 1733 Society members receive invitations to exclusive private programs and events. Your generosity is recognized in the HSF Annual Report, newsletter and at HSF programs and events. Individual 1733 Society members also receive one Hearth (family) membership to gift to a friend, neighbor or colleague. Corporate 1733 Society members have a color logo and hyperlink in the HSF Green Pages and have the opportunity to sponsor HSF annual events and programs.

 

222 E 32nd Street Savannah GA-large-052-32ndstreet52-1500x1000-72dpiEnjoy the Tax Benefits of Donating Securities

Historic Savannah Foundation accepts gifts of appreciated securities, such as stocks and mutual funds. These gifts are simple and may provide a greater tax benefit than an equivalent gift in cash. Before making such a gift, please make sure to discuss your particular donation, including tax benefits, with your financial advisor.
Please contact Meghan Lowe, Director of Development at 912-233-7787 or mlowe@myHSF.org for additional information and proper procedures.

 

Memorials

Remember someone special by giving a gift in their name to HSF. An acknowledgement will be sent to the family of the person being remembered. At checkout, please be sure to include the name of the person being remembered and the name/address of the family to receive the acknowledgement letter. For tax purposes, you will receive a receipt acknowledging your generous gift.
Please click here to give to Historic Savannah Foundation in remembrance of an individual or family.

 

Honoraria

Do you have a loved one or friend who loves Savannah? Give a gift in their honor to HSF! HSF will send an acknowledgement of your gift to the honoree to recognize your generosity (The amount of your contribution will be kept confidential unless you request otherwise). At checkout, please be sure to include the name and address of the honoree. You will receive a receipt acknowledging your generous gift for tax purposes.
Please click here to honor an individual or family with a gift to Historic Savannah Foundation.

 

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Use the Permanent IRA Charitable Rollover to leave Savannah your legacy. Utilize the benefits of the IRA Charitable Rollover and help Historic Savannah Foundation.

The IRA charitable rollover allows individuals ages 70 1/2 and older to donate up to $100,000, tax free, from their IRAs to 501 C(3) not-for-profit organizations. The IRA Rollover permits donors to transfer money from their IRAs directly to Historic Savannah Foundation without counting the distribution as taxable income. IRA rollover gifts can be also used to satisfy the required minimum distribution for the given tax year.
If you do not itemize deductions, if you are limited on the amount of itemized deductions, or if you do not need the required distribution from your IRA, please consider donating the distribution to HSF.
For a sample letter instructing the IRA distribution transfer to Historic Savannah Foundation, please click here.

 

Bequests

Adding a bequest to the Historic Savannah Foundation in your will is very easy. Here’s our preferred bequest language. You may use this language to discuss with your attorney.

I hereby bequeath to Historic Savannah Foundation (EIN # 58-0838253) a 501 (C)3 organization located in Savannah, Georgia [the sum of $ ] OR [the following securities/tangible personal property/real estate] OR [ % of my estate] to be used towards the mission of preserving Savannah’s heritage.