Ways To Give

We invite you to make an investment in an organization that’s been a good steward with your dollars and has delivered consistent results since 1992. As a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, RAIN relies largely on the goodwill of the public, foundations, and corporations to invest in our programs and services. Your support ensures all those affected by HIV and AIDS receive the care and compassion they inherently deserve.

Contributions fuel our ability to serve more who are affected by HIV/AIDS and are tax deductible. Giving online is a secure and easy way to immediately make a difference to those affected by HIV and AIDS.
RAIN Society is comprised of RAIN's closest friends, supporters, and leaders within our community. Your membership makes it possible for RAIN to achieve greater results and move farther as we strive to overcome prejudice and stigma. You can join as an individual, couple, a family or even as part of a group of friends, co-workers, fan club or sports league. You can charge your membership on a monthly or quarterly basis. Contributions are unrestricted and not related to an event. Perks of being a member of the RAIN Society: - Opportunity to be acknowledged on RAIN's website - Six free issues to Charlotte Magazine - RAIN Society lapel pin - Monthly e-newsletter - Invitations to exclusive donor receptions and special events - Annual statement to assist in your tax preparation - A designated staff member who can handle any questions you may have
RAIN Young Affiliates are a group of young leaders (21 to 39) who empower more people to live, open more minds and help overcome prejudice and stigma of HIV and AIDS. Through volunteer, leadership, philanthropy, and social opportunities RAIN Young Affiliates are investing in the mission and vision of RAIN. By integrating the wisdom and voices of these young professionals we are promoting a dialogue and breaking down social barriers connected with HIV/AIDS. Opportunities for RAIN Young Affiliates: * Volunteer/Leadership Engagement including - volunteer with client buddy program - volunteer to produce a fundraising event - volunteer to support day of event - volunteer to support administrative staff * Six free issues of Charlotte Magazine * Networking events along with invitations to other donor receptions and special events * Monthly e-newsletter * Acknowledgement on RAIN website How Do I Join? Commit to a minimum investment of $120 and actively volunteer with RAIN. Your gift can be made on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis (contributions are unrestricted and not related to an event).
A matching gift is a donation made by a company on behalf of a qualifying individual - most often a current employee or retiree. The matching gift donation can be equal or exceed the amount of the donation to RAIN, Inc. depending on the company's program. Matching Gift Programs are increasingly vital to RAIN because of their ability to increase resources by doubling, tripling or even quadrupling the individual's contribution. Research your employer's matching gift policies in order to guarantee your donation is increased properly. There are a number of different ways Matching Gift Programs can work. The company may match dollar donations, volunteer hours or other areas. The Matching Gift form must be filled out accurately and completely by the employee and then sent to RAIN to continue the authorization process. The Matching Gift form with the qualifying individual's information completed and signed should be turned in with the donation. A lot of matching gifts can now be processed online - just forward RAIN your confirmation email to the Development Department.
Gifts of stock, especially long-term appreciated stock, provide benefits to RAIN and you. RAIN can put your funds to work immediately. How to transfer stock to RAIN, Inc. Delivery Instructions for your Broker: Account Title: RAIN, Inc. Firm Name: Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Contact: Barbara Huffman - 704.552.7222 / barbara.huffman@wellsfargoadvisors.com Simultaneous Notification to RAIN, Inc.: Please email or fax (704.372.7418) Nathan Smith, Director of Development & Marketing, a copy of the written order given to the Broker with the following information: • Name of the company whose shares will be transferred to the RAIN, Inc. account • Number of shares to be delivered in • Date you are making the transfer Your tax-deductible value for the stock transfer will be the average of the high and low prices on the day of the transfer. We will receipt you for the number of shares transferred at that average price. Please contact Nathan Smith with any questions or for additional assistance at 704.973.9818.
Give a gift in honor or memory of a friend or loved one. You can even celebrate a special occasion or say thank you to your friend or family member.
Explore how your legacy can serve generations of Charlotteans to come through planned giving. Your Will or Trust Your will or trust is just one part of your total estate plan, but it is the most important part. If you do not leave a will, or trust, your good intentions leaves with you. With a will or trust you can provide for those you love; relative or friend. With a will or trust you can make a charitable donation to causes that are important to you and minimize taxes and other expenses. Give a Bequest One way to give is with a bequest. Your will or trust can designate that a specific amount be transferred as a gift to RAIN. Such a gift can take the form of cash, stocks, bonds, books, real estate, or any type of asset. You may also give a percentage of your estate. The bequest lets you pass on your gift to RAIN free of estate tax. Consider a Gift of Life Insurance A gift of life insurance to RAIN can be a way to make a significant donation. If you have existing policies for which you no longer need the coverage, consider assigning ownership to the Affiliate. By naming RAIN as both owner and beneficiary, you get a tax deduction as well as make a generous gift at low cost. Gifts of Real Estate If you own property that is fully paid off and has appreciated in value, an outright gift may be the simplest solution. You can deduct the fair market value of your gift, avoid all capital gains taxes and remove that asset from your taxable estate. Living Trust The living trust is often a good supplement to a will for those who wish to avoid the time and expense of probate. There are many kinds of trusts for many different purposes, but they all have one thing in common: they are a means of assuring that your property will be handled, and ultimately passed on, in the way you wish. For more information about RAIN, please contact Joyce Brooks at 704-973-9819.
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