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    INDIVIDUAL GIVING

    Monroe County Court Appointed Special Advocates - Individual Giving

    We rely on the generosity of so many to fund critical advocacy services to the children we serve — and we could not exist without the support of our corporate sponsors and other very significant donors, especially in these difficult financial times. But it’s often our individual donors whose selflessness touches our hearts and whose belief in our cause makes a difference to our kids.

    Donating to CASA is easy and you may select any number of options when making a gift. CASA is a 501(c)(3) Not for Profit organization and contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Following are some of the many ways that an individual can give to the program:

    Monetary and In-kind Donations

    Each and every contribution — large or small — brings us a step closer to fulfilling our mission. In-kind donations can offset our costs for recruiting, training and supervising volunteers – ultimately allowing us to better serve the children.

    Memoriam

    Keep the giving spirit of a friend or loved one alive through a donation in their name. Consider giving to CASA in memory of a loved one, so that you may continue that person’s legacy by making a difference in the lives of abused children.

    Employer Matching

    Many employers have matching-gifts programs — does yours? Employers will often match any monetary gift an employee makes. Some will even make a monetary donation for each volunteer hour the employee gives to the community. You will help just by letting us know if your company offers any such programs.

    Planned Giving

    A planned gift to CASA – by way of your will, trust, retirement plan, life insurance gift, or other estate plan –  helps to ensure that CASA will continue to serve children into the future. In addition to establishing your legacy of support for children in need, your planned gifts can provide you with strategic financial and tax benefits.

    CASA has a long-standing relationship with the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County to manage its endowment and long-term strategic funds. CASA receives funds via the Foundation’s existing CASA endowment and the CASA non-permanent fund, which donors may support with their outright or planned gifts. The Foundation stands ready to assist donors in establishing other customized gift vehicles to benefit CASA.

    To learn more about how a planned gift or endowment creates a lasting legacy for Monroe County CASA, contact Amber Shride at 812.333.2272 or the Community Foundation at 812.333.9016.