Giving is an important part of your life. As a person who knows the value of giving, you want to make the most of your charitable gifts. You want maximum tax benefits, of course, but you also want other things.
- You want accountability and to know about the positive results of your giving.
- You want to involve your family in the powerful act of philanthropy.
- You are interested in a tasteful level of recognition. And of course, you want to accomplish your career goals and improve the quality of your profession.
Planned giving is finding ways to make charitable gifts now or after your lifetime while enjoying financial benefits for yourself. Planned gifts are sometimes referred to as “stop-and-think” gifts because they require some planning and, often, help from your professional advisors. Unlike cash donations, they are typically made from assets in your estate rather than disposable income, and come to fruition upon your death.
Influencing the Industry:
By making a gift to the NAF you are effectively pooling resources with other individuals, state associations, corporate leaders and friends, creating a strong unified force to achieve a common goal of building the auction method of marketing.
Favorable Tax Advantages:
Gifts to the NAF qualify as charitable contributions and are deductible for federal income tax purposes to the maximum extent provided by law.
Accountability and Results:
The NAF is governed by an active Board of Trustees, elected by the NAA membership. The Board oversees the Foundation’s administration and is dedicated to understanding and serving the member needs by supporting priority objectives. The Foundation recognizes the fulfillment of NAA’s goals of excellence in education, research and service as its main focus and is committed to supporting and funding programs that advance those goals.
Enjoy the benefits of personalized, flexible charitable giving through a variety of methods and opportunities. Gifts can be assets of any kind, cash, stock, mutual fund shares, real estate, etc. You may create a lasting tribute to a loved one or respected colleague through a memorial gift. You may choose to establish a personal fund to create a family legacy of philanthropy; or you may take advantage of other planned giving vehicles to arrange a meaningful gift after providing for your heirs.
As a contributor you will receive the recognition you deserve or if you prefer, your gifts can remain anonymous. All donations will be acknowledged and each donor will be recognized in print and at the appropriate lifetime giving award level.
Advancing Your Career by Improving Your Profession:
It’s no secret…one of the best ways to help yourself is to help others.
By supporting the NAF:
- You are helping others with similar career goals augmenting essential resources at the Foundation.
- You are helping improve the programs and services NAF supports to advance the auction industry for the benefit of all current and future generations of auction professionals.
All Gifts Make a Difference
Any contribution you make to the National Auctioneers Foundation helps build careers and the future of the auction industry.
Every gift, whether your gift is your volunteer time, securing donated media, donating items for inclusion in our fun auction, participation as a competitive bidder at our benefit events, or of course a monetary gift of any size helps us attain our goals.
Consider making a permanent and lasting professional impact today with a gift to the National Auctioneers Foundation. There are no minimum or maximum contribution requirements. Every gift, regardless of the amount, makes a difference.