WAYS TO GIVE

Annual Campaign

The Annual Campaign helps fund the extraordinary education
Frankie Lemmon School offers to children with and without special needs and their families.

You can support Frankie Lemmon School in a variety of ways:

One-Time or Recurring Gifts Online

Click HERE to make your online gift now! With Frankie Lemmon’s online giving system, it’s easy to give a one-time gift or an automatic monthly gift via your credit card. With a gift of just $10/month, you can provide $120 of annual support to Frankie Lemmon’s Fund Bright Futures. With $120, Frankie Lemmon therapists can provide an hour of therapy that helps them learn and grow.

Check

We love when the check is in the mail!

Write to us at:
Frankie Lemmon Foundation
3101 Poplarwood Court, Suite 100
Raleigh, NC  27604

Matching Gifts

Did you know many companies match donations made by their employees to our organization? Ask your employer if your company has a matching gift program to easily double or triple the impact of your gift! 

Stocks

Save on capital gains taxes. Donate appreciated stock.

Be sure you or your broker provide your name and address to Frankie Lemmon, the name and number of securities transferred, and the stock valuation on the date of transfer. Here’s the Frankie Lemmon’s account information you and your broker need to know.

Stock Information

Brokerage: Charles Scwhab & Co. Inc.
DTC Clearing: 0164, Code 40
Account Number: 1115-9011
Account Name: Frankie Lemmon Foundation Inc.

We kindly ask that if you make a gift of stock, please notify Emily at [email protected]

Planned Giving

Adding a gift for charity to your will or retirement plan is a simple act with impressive consequences.
This is major philanthropy almost anyone can do.

Planned gifts offer creative, flexible strategies for your estate and charitable planning.
Here are some of the ways you can give:

Wills or Bequests

Make a gift of cash, securities, or other property.

Designate a specific dollar amount, particular asset, or a fixed percentage of your estate to Frankie Lemmon.

Leave all or a portion of your residuary estate to Frankie Lemmon after providing for your other beneficiaries.

Name Frankie Lemmon as a contingent beneficiary of your estate in the event your other beneficiaries do not survive you.

Leave a gift to Frankie Lemmon from your retirement plan, IRA or life insurance policy.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of naming Frankie Lemmon in your estate plans, please click here (separate document) for more information. If you would like to make a bequest, please call 919.845.8880 to speak with the executive director.

Retirement Plan Assets

You can make tax-free gifts to Frankie Lemmon directly from your Traditional IRA, up to $100,000 each year (postmarked by December 31). These gifts count toward your Required Minimum Distribution. This popular provision in the tax code, made permanent in 2015, applies to all qualified donors, whether or not you itemize. While these charitable IRA distributions are non-deductible, they:

  • Do not increase your taxable income and are therefore tax-free
  • Count toward your Required Minimum Distribution
  • and Can be used to make your annual gifts and pledge payments to Frankie Lemmon for unrestricted support, restricted, and/or other purposes.

Another alternative would be making a gift of appreciated securities, which would allow you to avoid paying tax on the gains.
These gifts are easy to make, but there are special steps you must follow. Check with your financial advisor to determine if a Charitable IRA distribution is right for you.

Charitable Trusts

A donor may wish to make a contribution to the fund but also receive an income interest. Certain charitable trusts may deliver important advantages in financial and estate planning and also enable charitable gifts to the fund.

Securities or Real Estates

Gifts of appreciated securities and real property may provide important tax advantages to donors who have held assets for more than one year. The full fair market value of such gifts may be deductible as a charitable contribution. In the case of restricted or closely held stock, real estate or other unusual assets, the proposed gift may require an appraisal and review by the Frankie Lemmon School counsel and approval of the Frankie Lemmon School Board of Directors.

Life Insurance

The Frankie Lemmon School may be named as the owner and beneficiary of a previously existing or new life insurance policy. The donor receives an immediate tax deduction which is generally equal to the policy’s cash surrender value. The donor may make ongoing tax-deductible gifts to ensure continuation of premium payments.

Additional Ways to Give

Amazon Smile

If you shop on Amazon, be sure to use AmazonSmile! It is the same Amazon experience & prices with donation made to the charity you select (0.5% of your overall purchase).

To use AmazonSmile, go to smile.amazon.com on your web browser or activate AmazonSmile in the Amazon Shopping app on your phone within the Settings or Programs & Features menu. Visit AmazonSmile in your settings menu to select Frankie Lemmon School and Developmental Center

Go to smile.amazon.com each time you shop & don’t forget to ask your friends and family to add us on AmazonSmile too!

Box Tops for Education

Download & use the Box Tops app to scan your store receipts for participating products. Mark Frankie Lemmon School as your school & we will earn cash with every Box Tops product you buy.

  • Buy products with the Box Tops tag
  • Scan your receipt using the app (you can use digital receipts from shopping apps too!)
  • Box Tops for Education sends a check to the school
Harris Teeter - Together in Education

Link your VIC card to Frankie Lemmon School, ID Code 2569 and a percentage of your purchase will go to the school. VIP cards must be re-linked every year! You can link through the website or at the store.

Staples Rewards

Send in your used ink & toner cartridges to be recycled for our Staples rewards programs. We earn $2 in rewards per cartridge.

Events

Frankie Lemmon is proud to host multiple events throughout the year. We believe in raising support through celebration and togetherness. Our variety of events provides an opportunity for all people to become involved and find an event they will love! Whether it’s a round of golf or a curated dining experience, a tour of the school or a wine tasting, we’ve got an event for you!

All proceeds from our events benefit our Frankie Lemmon School.