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Your gift to Futures and Options could be doubled or possibly tripled through a matching gift from your employer. If your company has a matching gifts program, please request a matching gift form and send it to us completed and signed with your gift. Some companies also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.
Please contact us at 212-601-0002 if you have any questions about matching gifts.
Hire an Intern
Your investment contributes to New York City's economic growth, with salaries paid to interns who live, work and play throughout the five boroughs. With a Futures and Options intern you realize short- and long-term ROI. Immediately you boost workplace productivity with an additional trained resource. In the long run, you have built a pipeline of employees well-versed in your business.
We are truly indebted to the companies who offer in-kind support to Futures and Options in the form of design, printing and paper for our annual report, a venue for our spring cocktails event, the use of space for our workshops and many other forms of support.
We are always in need of and welcome in-kind items for our events, for use in our program, office furniture and supplies, graphic design services, space for workshops and meetings, as well as anything that you might think would benefit our program.
For more information on In-Kind Giving, please visit our In-Kind Support page.
Gifts of Securities, Stocks, or Mutual Funds
Gifts of securities, which have risen in value since their purchase, are particularly attractive under our current tax laws. The benefits to the donor are substantial: You avoid all capital gains tax when you contribute long-term appreciated securities to Futures and Options. You receive a charitable income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the securities (on date of transfer) if it has been held longer than one year. The fair market value of the assets can be deducted against up to 30% of your adjusted gross income and any excess deductions can be carried forward into as many as five additional tax years.
To make a gift of stock to Futures and Options, please call us at 212-601-0002.
Use the occasion of a birthday, holiday or any special occasion to make a donation to Futures and Options in honor of a family member or special friend. You can also make a memorial gift in the name of a loved one. To do so, either donate online here or complete our mail-in form.
A gift for endowment demonstrates your farsighted commitment to Futures and Options. An endowment is a fund that is maintained in perpetuity, and only a portion of the annual investment return is used for the purposes specified by the donor. The rest of the investment yield is returned to the principle. Thus, over the years, the fund can grow and hopefully keep pace with inflation. If you make a contribution to the Futures and Options endowment you will receive special recognition for your generosity.
For more information on making an endowment, please contact Carolyn Silver or call 212-601-0002.
A bequest in your will to Futures and Options will help to insure that the good work you supported during your lifetime will continue.
You will leave a lasting legacy, enriching the lives of future generations of New York City's underserved youth, and empowering them to explore careers. Please consult a lawyer on how to draft a bequest to Futures and Options.
What if Futures and Options earned a donation every time you searched the Internet? Or how about if a percentage of every purchase you made online went to support our cause? Well, now it can!
AmazonSmile is also a great way to support Futures and Options while doing your online shopping. Simply visit AmazonSmile, log into your Amazon account and type "Futures and Options" into the search bar. After selecting Futures and Options, Amazon will now donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Futures and Options.
Futures and Options effectively accomplishes its mission – to connect underserved youth to careers – thanks to our numerous partnerships with private and nonprofit internship sites, career exploration partners and the schools and community based organizations that refer students to our program.
For more information on Becoming a Partner please click here.
Take a few minutes over the phone or on email to give us any feedback you'd like to share.
Share your story of Futures and Options with us. We're always looking for personal stories of our program's impact on the community and we want to hear from you! You can review us online at greatnonprofits.org or email and tell us why you think what we do is important.
Introduce us to your corporate, political, and educational connections in the community who should know about the work we do at Futures and Options.
Spread the word about the good work of Futures and Options to your friends, family and colleagues. Talk about us any chance you get.
Join one of our event committees and recruit your friends and contacts to support Futures and Options.
Sign up here to get updates from Futures and Options and be in the know about upcoming opportunities to become involved.
Several credit cards offer cash-back or point rewards, which make a wonderful gift to Futures and Options. American Express and Capital One for instance offer cardholders the unique opportunity to donate their points – for every 1,000 points you redeem, Futures and Options will receive $10! Please visit American Express, Capital One or your credit card issuer's website to find out how to make a donation.