More Ways to Give

There are so many more ways to support NPCA's mission of championing lifelong commitment to Peace Corps ideals and achieving our three goals of helping Peace Corps to be the best it can be, empowering members and affiliate groups to thrive, and amplifying our community's development impact. Here's a list here...but if you think of others, please let us know!

Workplace Options

Corporate Matching Gifts

If your employer makes matching gifts, this is an excellent opportunity to increase the size of your contribution, usually by 50% or more. Some corporations even match gifts after retirement for certain employees. Check with your employer to learn more.

Combined Federal Campaign

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the official workplace giving campaign of the Federal government. The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing Federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all. Choose NPCA as the charity you’d like to benefit (CFC 11708) and set up your automatic payroll deductions. 

 

Legacy of Peace Bequests

NPCA offers an opportunity for you to leave a legacy of peace by naming NPCA as a beneficiary in your will, life insurance policy, or IRA. This is an opportunity for you to support the values and actions of the Peace Corps well beyond your lifetime. In addition there can be significant tax advantages to making a gift to NPCA from your estate.

You may choose to bequeath to NPCA a specific amount or all of your estate.  The following suggestions are guidelines and should be written or adapted by your legal counsel to fit your individual situation:

  • Sample Bequest of Specific Amount

“I give, devise, and bequeath $_____ to the National Peace Corps Association, TAX I.D. #58-1431113. NPCA may be contacted at: 1900 L Street NW, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20036; phone: 202-293-7728”

  • Sample Bequest of Remainder of Estate

“I give, devise, and bequeath to the National Peace Corps Association, TAX I.D. #58-1431113, all [or state the fraction or percentage] of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal. NPCA may be contacted at: 1900 L Street NW, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20036; phone: 202-293-7728”

We recognize that writing a will and designating beneficiaries are very personal matters.  If you choose to make a bequest to NPCA, we encourage you to let us know so that we may have the opportunity to express our appreciation. For more information or to express your interest in Legacy of Peace, please download this flyer or contact Glenn Blumhorst.

 

Impact Investment

Given the success of microfinance in helping the world’s poor to raise their standard of living, NPCA created a Microfinance Fund through the Calvert Foundation so community members can invest in micro-credit initiatives. That NPCA loan pool has surpassed $1 million, giving testimony to the Peace Corps community’s ongoing commitment to the developing world. Join others in helping to eliminate extreme poverty. Invest now.

The Microfinance Fund grows through purchase of Community Investment Notes issued by the Calvert Foundation. Investors with a minimum of $1,000 earn a fixed financial return of 0-3%, while generating social returns that are measured in the number of microenterprises and jobs created.  This is a win-win-win: marginalized people gain financial stability, you realize profits on your investment, and NPCA benefits if you elect to donate a portion of your interest to us (this is known as a Charitable Lead Trust).

While most investors are individuals, many NPCA affiliate groups also recognize the Microfinance Fund as a worthwhile place to invest funds that are available for a minimum of one year. Friends of Kenya and Nigeria as well as RPCV groups in Chicago, San Diego, Minnesota, South Florida and Washington D.C. have already invested in the Microfinance Fund.

Learn more about and get investment materials on the Calvert Foundation’s website.

 

Stock & IRA Gifts

IRA Distribution

On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed legislation passed by Congress which permanently authorizes the Charitable IRA Rollover retroactive to January 1, 2015.

Donors age seventy and a half years or older and older may transfer up to $100,000 from their IRA to a qualified public charity, such as NPCA. The transfer will be made free of federal income tax – and in some cases state income tax – while still meeting the donor’s required minimum distribution (RMD). The person wishing to make the rollover contribution must go through the IRA custodian who is administering the IRA. Most IRA custodians have forms on their websites that will permit the distribution to be made to the charity. Click here to download more information.

Gift of Stock

To make a gift of stock, please instruct your broker to transfer the securities to:

PNC Investment

620 Liberty Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone: 1-800-762-6111

Brokerage Clearing House: National Financial Service LLC

Account: National Peace Corps Association

Account Number: 097-148446

DTCC Number: 0226

Once the stock is received in the NPCA account, it will be liquidated.  You will receive a letter from NPCA acknowledging your donation and the value of the donation as it arrived in NPCA’s account.

Important:  please contact Kate Schwanhausser (phone: 202-293-7728, ext. 18; fax: 202-293-7554; or email operations@peacecorpsconnect.org) to indicate that you are making a gift of securities.  Follow these links to download the instructions and a sample letter to provide written authorization to your broker.