Everyone loves being on a team, and everyone has personal reasons for supporting an organization.
Maybe there was an inspiring coach or parent in your life, maybe you wish you could speak up for equality, maybe you wish you had the courage to join a team or group, or maybe you wish someone supported you.
One person alone cannot make a difference, but a force of many can change the world. Getting involved with the Women’s Sports Foundation is an investment that is absolutely guaranteed to produce results. When we expand participation and leadership opportunities for girls and women in sport, these experiences pay dividends in the form of a stronger, more vital community in which women display courage, confidence and resilience.
Join our team and help us change the world one girl at a time.
How can you help the Women’s Sports Foundation?
- Write a note or call your local newspaper/television station with a word of thanks for every positive media effort about women’s sports or a word of complaint when women’s sporting events are not covered.
- Suggest to us events and key projects that the Foundation could have a presence at in your community.
- Serve on or set up a Community Action Program committee. Community Action Programs are grassroots organizations that encourage local communities to support and celebrate participation of girls and women in sports and physical activity.
- Write a letter/e-mail to companies who support/sponsor women’s sports to let them know it is important to you.
- Distribute Foundation information/membership brochures (call 800.227.3988 to attain).
- Write an article that you think would be great on our Web site.
How can you help the Women’s Sports Foundation raise money?
- Establish a Donor-Named Fund. Give back to girls’ sports programs and individuals who need assistance to continue their athletic or academic endeavors. Creating a donor-named fund will not only give you the satisfaction of giving back to girls and women, but will also allow you a tax break. A fund with the Women’s Sports Foundation is an endowment named for an individual (usually its primary contributor or someone important to them), the interest of which is used to award grants for the purpose designated by the donor. You might wish to contribute to a certain age group or competitive level for a specific purpose or in a specific geographical area. We can help you set up a program without legal fees or extensive IRS filings. For further information on the establishment of donor-named funds with us, please contact us at 800.227.3988.
- Giving long-term appreciated stock offers you a two-fold tax savings. First, you avoid paying any capital gains tax on the increase in the value of your stock. In addition, you receive a tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift. For income tax purposes, the value of such gifts may be deducted up to 30 percent of adjusted gross income, with an additional five-year carry-forward. Here are other ways you can make a gift to the foundation.
- A charitable bequest is a sign of savvy estate planning, and joining the Championship Club is a unique way to make a gift to the Foundation. By designating us as a beneficiary in your will, estate plans or via a charitable remainder trust, you will be welcomed as a member of the Championship Club. Please call the Development Office for more information at 516.542.4700.
- Consider making a donation today and join a team of dedicated men and women who are committed to making a profound and positive impact on girls and women everywhere. By contributing to a charitable organization like the Women’s Sports Foundation, you are entitled to special tax benefits. So, you can help yourself while helping others.
For more ways you can help or for more information, contact the Women’s Sports Foundation at 800.227.3988 or via e-mail at info@WomensSportsFoundation.org.
Note: The Women’s Sports Foundation encourages all individuals considering a bequest to the Foundation to obtain legal or expert advice. The Foundation assumes no responsibility to advice of decisions made by donors.