Please Give to PHLF’s HRP Program
With all of the proposed changes to the federal tax laws for 2013, don’t miss this opportunity to make your year-end gift to support PHLF’s Historic Religious Properties (HRP) Program before January1 to assure the maximum tax advantage of that gift. The need is great and the timing couldn’t be better.
Please remember that if you are making a gift of appreciated securities, the date of your gift from a tax deduction standpoint is when it is received in PHLF’s account––not when you instruct your broker to make the transfer. More information on charitable giving, including gifts that can provide income for you and support the HRP Program, can be found at :http://plannedgifts.phlf.org/wisely.php or contact our planned giving office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-471-5808, ext. 538. Other creative giving ideas can also be found at email@example.com.
Your gift will help us reach our fund-raising goal––and will enable us to continue our program of grants and technical assistance to historic religious properties in Allegheny County. PHLF’s matching grant program is the only place most historic religious properties can turn to for help in making critical exterior repairs to their buildings. By encouraging careful, informed, and economical stewardship, PHLF helps ensure that these architecturally significant places of worship will be taken care of for future generations.
Whichever way you choose to support the HRP program, please remember that your gift is leveraged. “Each grant from PHLF is matched by the congregation, making donations from our members and friends even more valuable,” said George Dorman, chair of PHLF’s HRP Committee.
Whether you choose to support the HRP program or another important PHLF project or program, thank you for helping to make possible our many preservation successes.