LCU Fund for Women's EducationLCU Fund for Women's Education

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The LCU Fund for Women’s Education welcomes contributions to this important work. Our gift acceptance policy is as follows:

The LCU Fund for Women’s Education (LCU Fund) solicits and accepts gifts that are consistent with its mission of providing housing support to promising women students preparing for careers that give back to the community. The LCU Fund accepts donations of cash or publicly traded securities, which are sold upon receipt. Gifts of in-kind services may be accepted at the discretion of the LCU Fund. Certain other gifts, real property, personal property, in-kind gifts, non-liquid securities, and contributions whose sources are not transparent or whose use is restricted in some manner, must be reviewed by the Executive Committee and if recommended, presented to the full Board of Directors prior to acceptance due to the special obligations raised or liabilities they may pose for the LCU Fund.

Gifts donated with the intent of establishing specific endowments, scholarships, or other naming opportunities should be valued at a minimum of $100,000.  Endowment restrictions must be reasonable and approved by the LCU Fund Board of Directors.  For investment purposes, named and/or restricted gifts will be included in the LCU Fund’s investment portfolio and accounted for separately. The LCU Fund makes every effort to respect the intent of the donor relating to gifts for restricted purposes and those relating to the desire to remain anonymous. As it relates to anonymous gifts, the LCU Fund will restrict information about the donor to only those staff persons and Board members with a need to know.

The LCU Fund does not provide advice about the tax or other treatment of gifts and encourages donors to seek guidance from their own professional advisors to assist them in the process of making their gift.

The LCU Fund provides acknowledgments to donors meeting IRS substantiation requirements for property received by the organization, including a description of the gift and date received.  The donor is responsible for determining the appraised value of non-cash gifts for tax purposes.

The LCU Fund does not compensate, whether through commissions, finders’ fees, or other means, any third party for directing a gift or a donor to the LCU Fund. Any legal fees incurred by LCU to accept a gift that is other than cash or publicly traded securities will be the responsibility of the donor.

Unless otherwise directed, the LCU Fund includes the names of donors on its annual report.

Join in the mission to aid women who are determined to complete their education and leave a positive impact on our society. Your contributions are tax deductible and will enable the Fund to provide housing for a growing number of students. Your gift of $5,000 will provide housing support to one student for one academic year; $3,000 helps for a semester and $500 alleviates rent burden for a month (estimates based on average LCU Fund housing grant amounts).

Gifts of any size - big or small, matter. Thank you!

 

Ways to Donate

Online

Make an online payment safely and securely through PayPal Giving Fund (you need not have a PayPal account to give). Options for setting up recurring gifts are available.

By Mail

Make your check out to the LCU Fund for Women’s Education and mail it to us at the address below.

LCU Fund
244 5th Avenue, Suite 200
New York, NY 10001

 

Contact Us

For further information, email us at lcufund@gmail.com or phone: 212.627.4555.