Five Acres Year-End Gift Processing

IMPORTANT NOTE

Five Acres’ Offices Will be Closed Tuesday, December 24, 2019, Wednesday December 25th and
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Thank you for thinking of Five Acres for your year-end giving!
Below are the deadlines and procedures necessary to receive 2019 credit for donations.

Cash and Checks

In person – Donations of cash and checks should be delivered to the Five Acres Advancement office by noon on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 in order to ensure processing during that days business hours.

Mail – Donations of cash and checks must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019.

Credit Card

Five Acres accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

In person – Must be delivered to the Advancement office on Main Campus by Noon on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 to be processed same day and so IRS will recognize as 2019 contribution.

Mail – Must be received by Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 to allow processing by the Advancement office for 2019 IRS credit.  Tax credit is granted by IRS for the date that the transaction is processed; Late mail arrival on the 31st could prevent processing. Dec. 31, 2019 postmark is not recognized by the IRS as valid proof for credit card for tax deduction.

Phone – Must be called in by noon on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 to be processed the same day, the last business day for 2019.  Please call 626.798.6793 ext. 2270 or 2276.

Online – Transaction must be completed before midnight on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 in order to be credited for 2019. To make your online donation quickly, please go to 5acres.org or www.fiveacres.org and click on “Donate Now” or the Holiday link on the home page. For more information of other gift options, please click here.

Stock Transfer*

Electronic – Transfer must be received by Five Acres’ brokerage account on or before Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Please check with your adviser for their deadline and requirements to complete a transaction and qualify as 2019 donation.

In person – Certificates must be delivered to and accepted by the Five Acres Advancement office by noon on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019.

Mail – Certificates must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019.

Express mail – Certificates must be received/accepted by the Five Acres Advancement office by noon on Friday, Dec. 29, 2019.

*Note – Paper stock certificates must be signed and have all required information completed correctly or have required information completed on a separate Stock/Bond power.  In turn, Five Acres will provide a letter of receipt for donations including our name, the date of the contribution (defined as the time of its unconditional delivery or date received), and the amount of the contribution. If the donor received any substantial goods or services, that will also be included in the letter.

For questions, please contact Jennifer Berger, Chief Advancement Officer: (626) 773-3749 | jberger@5acres.org.