Celebrate Your Heritage
Make your tax-deductible gift today.
All gifts are important and appreciated.
We welcome you to give in the way most convenient for you: online through our secure site, in person, by mail, or through a stock or IRA transfer. The 640 Heritage Preservation Foundation (640 HPF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Tax ID#20-0608904.
Or donate by mail:
640 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Donors may give a gift to the 640 Foundation in honor or in memory of a friend, family member or colleague. In this tradition of recognizing someone important in their life, a donor may give a Tribute Gift in any denomination (minimum suggested $50). When making an online donation, you may specify if your gift is a Tribute gift and to whom you are making the gesture. A card will be sent in the mail to the honoree or the family member of someone you wish to memorialize. A Tribute Gift will never break, get lost or go out of style. It symbolizes the high regard in which you hold the recipient. And, it is a gift that keeps giving by helping to preserve the Metropolitan Club’s elegant facility and proud heritage.
Remember, these make ideal hostess gifts and committee recognition gifts, and are a unique and meaningful way to remember a special person in your life.
Gift of a Stock Transfer:
Many donors make gifts in the form of appreciated marketable securities. This method of giving is attractive because of the substantial tax advantages to the donor.
Giving stock held by your broker is easy. Just provide the following information to your broker so they may electronically transfer ownership of stock to the Foundation:
Acct Name: 640 Heritage Preservation Foundation
Fed ID#: 20-0608904
First Republic Securities Company
Pershing LLC #33L042620
We strongly recommend that you provide the Foundation a copy of the instructions to your broker or banker for our records and tracking purposes.
Elizabeth Pillsbury Society for Planned Giving
A gift from your estate or retirement plan to the 640 HPF is a way to support the legacy and the future of the Metropolitan Club while maintaining flexibility in your use of your assets and your income. By making such a gift, you can express your support for the Club and the Foundation while creating tax savings for your estate and heirs.
A bequest is a written statement of your wish to make a charitable gift from your estate after your death. Bequests can be created by a will and may be designated in a variety of ways. A charitable bequest may be made with a gift of a specific sum of money, a percentage of the estate, or a particular asset such as stocks. The 640 HPF may be named as residual beneficiary of all or part of the estate, according to your wishes, or as a contingent beneficiary in the event the other named beneficiaries predecease you.
Estate Gifts from IRA or Retirement Accounts
You may designate the 640 HPF as a beneficiary of your individual retirement account (“IRA”) or retirement plan account. If you die before all your retirement assets are distributed, the remaining assets are paid to your beneficiaries. Including the Foundation among your beneficiaries permits you to support the Club and its legacy in a way that avoids estate tax and the income tax that would normally be paid by non-charity beneficiaries. In most cases, you may designate the Foundation as a beneficiary without the need to modify your will.
For more information on planned giving, please contact the 640 HPF office as well as seek the advice of a qualified legal, estate and/or tax professional.
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The 640 Heritage Preservation Foundation appreciates your interest and consideration of support. Please contact us with any questions you may have regarding how to give. You may contact our staff or Board with any inquiries.
The Foundation’s 990 forms from 2015, 2014 and 2013, as well as completed financial reviews from 2014 and 2013 are available to view in the 640 Heritage Preservation Foundation office located at 640 Sutter Street.