Support LakewoodAlive

At LakewoodAlive, community matters. People are at the center of all of the work that we do. As a non-profit community development organization, we work everyday to ensure that Lakewood is a vibrant and welcoming community for both residents and small businesses alike. 

Please consider making a donation today.

Your gift will go along way to ensuring a strong and vibrant community.

  • Individual Contributions
  • Corporate Donations and Sponsorships
  • Planned Giving

Individual Contributions

By donating to LakewoodAlive, not only are you supporting a local community development organization that works to foster and sustain vibrant neighborhoods but you are also donating to support the community. Your gift enables us to work directly with residents to ensure healthy and safe housing and to support our local small businesses through educational and networking support. 

Donate now through one of these convenient options:

PayPal

Facebook

Mail a check to our office: 14650 Detroit Avenue #LL40, Lakewood, OH 44107

Employee Matching Gift Program: Check with your employer to see if they will match your support of LakewoodAlive.

Donor Advised Funds: As a 501(c)3 organization, LakewoodAlive may receive grants from your Donor Advised Fund.  Please contact your investment advisor or donor advised fund sponsor for specifics about initiating your gift.

 

Planned Giving

Did you know that you can leave your own Lakewood Legacy that will provide a lasting impact on the future of our community? Support LakewoodAlive for years to come by making a planned gift that honors your interests and allows them to live on forever.  LakewoodAlive recommends that you consult with your personal legal and/or financial advisors before making a planned gift.

There are many creative and flexible giving options to achieve your unique charitable vision. Please contact Allison Urbanek, Housing & Internal Operations Director at 216-521-0655 or aurbanek@lakewoodalive.org to learn more about leaving a Lakewood Legacy or for more information about planned giving at LakewoodAlive.

LakewoodAlive’s tax identification number is 55-0793987.

Here are some of the most popular planned giving options amongst donors today:

Bequest by Will or Trust: The simplest way to make a lasting gift to LakewoodAlive is to make a bequest through your will or trust. By including information in your estate planning documents, you can leave a lasting legacy. A bequest can be made through a percentage bequest, specific bequest, general bequest, or residual bequest.

Retirement Plan: Naming LakewoodAlive as a beneficiary of your retirement plan – such as IRA, Keogh, 401(k) and 403(b) – is an opportunity to avoid income and estate tax penalties while benefiting your community. These assets are the most heavily taxed; therefore it may be more effective for you to transfer assets to a tax-exempt organization, such as LakewoodAlive, and leave assets not subject to income tax to your heirs.

Life Insurance: Consider naming LakewoodAlive as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy and you might be able to make an even more impactful gift than you thought possible. There are a number of different ways you can gift a life insurance policy:

  • You can irrevocably name LakewoodAlive as the owner and beneficiary of an existing policy;
  • Choose to name LakewoodAlive as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy that you continue to own;
  • Talk to LakewoodAlive about establishing a new life insurance policy that meets your charitable goals. 

IRA Charitable Rollover: For those 72 years old and older, you are eligible to give up to a maximum of $100,000 per person, per year, from your IRA, directly to a qualified charity such as LakewoodAlive without having to pay income taxes on the funds. This popular gift option is commonly called the IRA charitable rollover, but you may also see it referred to as a qualified charitable distribution, or QCD for short.

Why consider an IRA Charitable Rollover?

  • Your gift will be put to use today, allowing you to see the impact your donation is making in Lakewood.
  • Beginning in the year you turn 72, you can use your gift to satisfy all or part of your required minimum distribution (RMD).
  • You pay no income taxes on the gift. The transfer generates neither taxable income nor an income tax charitable deduction, so you benefit even if you do not itemize your deductions. 
  • Since the gift doesn’t count as income, it can reduce your annual income level. This may help lower your Medicare premiums and decrease the amount of Social Security that is subject to tax.

We are proud to partner with the Cleveland Foundation which can serve as an additional resource to help facilitate your charitable giving and allows LakewoodAlive even greater flexibility for planned giving options such as charitable trusts or charitable gift annuities.  

Donor Advised Funds: As a 501(c)3 organization, LakewoodAlive may receive grants from your Donor Advised Fund.  Please contact your investment advisor or donor advised fund sponsor for specifics about initiating your gift.

Please contact Allison Urbanek, Housing & Internal Operations Director at 216-521-0655 or aurbanek@lakewoodalive.org to learn more about leaving a Lakewood Legacy or for more information about Planned Giving at LakewoodAlive.

LakewoodAlive’s tax identification number is 55-0793987.