Making a Social Investment in Think New Mexico
We believe that nonprofits should be measured by the social return they produce from the investments they receive each year. For example, since Think New Mexico’s income in 1999 was $109,499, the $135 million appropriated annually to provide full-day kindergarten to over 26,000 children means that our investors continue to receive social dividends of approximately $1,230 for every $1 invested in Think New Mexico’s initial full-day kindergarten project.
We invite you to make a social investment in Think New Mexico, and hold us accountable for results.
There are many ways to give to Think New Mexico. We have provided instructions for the most common methods below, but please feel free to contact us with any questions or if you would like further information about supporting our work.
If you have any questions about the financial or tax implications of your gift, we encourage you to consult a personal legal or financial advisor.
Online donations to Think New Mexico are processed through the secure network of PayPal, but you do not need to have a PayPal account to make a donation — all you need is a credit or debit card. Simply click here to make a one-time donation:
Please note that PayPal also offers you the option of making automatic recurring monthly payments:
We are very grateful to our “monthly amigos” who have signed up to make automatic monthly donations to Think New Mexico. It’s a great way to spread out your donation and avoid having to remember to write and mail a check — and you help keep Think New Mexico running smoothly through the lean months of the year.
Mailing a Check
One very easy way to support Think New Mexico is by mailing us a check.
To give to Think New Mexico by mail, simply print our donation form, fill it out, and mail it with your check to Think New Mexico. All gifts to Think New Mexico are fully tax-deductible.Click Here to Download Mail-In Donation Form
Think New Mexico welcomes donations of stock. Giving appreciated securities provides you with the advantage of not only receiving a charitable tax deduction, but also a capital gains tax savings.
Here’s how it works: If you write a $1,000 check to Think New Mexico, you receive a charitable tax deduction worth $1,000. However, if you give Think New Mexico $1,200 of long-term appreciated securities, you receive a $1,200 tax deduction, plus an additional capital gains tax savings of up to $240. In this case, by giving appreciated securities you are giving $200 more to Think New Mexico, but you are saving $240 of capital gains, for a net savings to you of $40.
For more information, consult your tax advisor. You may be surprised at how inexpensive – and how valuable – your contribution to Think New Mexico can be.
Four Simple Steps for Transferring a Gift of Appreciated Stock to Think New Mexico:
- First, decide which stock and how many shares you would like to donate.
- Second, call Think New Mexico’s Business Manager Jennifer Halbert at (505) 992-1315 to inform us about your gift of stock.
- Third, contact your broker and provide these two numbers:
- DTC number: 0062
- Think New Mexico’s brokerage account number: 29727941
- Finally, if you need any assistance, call Vanguard Brokerage client services at 1-800-992-8327 or Think New Mexico at (505) 992-1315.
That’s all there is to it! Your generous gift will be gratefully acknowledged upon receipt of the stock transfer.
Donating From Your IRA
If you own an IRA and are over age 70 1/2, you are eligible to receive tax benefits if you transfer up to $100,000 directly from your IRA to Think New Mexico!
The transfer will count toward fulfilling your required minimum distribution from your IRA and will not be considered part of your gross income for federal tax purposes. You do not need to itemize your tax deductions to benefit from the distribution (however, please note that if you do itemize, then you should not list the distribution as a deduction since those dollars have not been included in your annual income).
To take advantage of this opportunity, just give us a call at (505) 992-1315 and we’ll give you all the information you need to make the transfer. Then simply contact the financial services company that serves as your IRA custodian and let them you that you would like to make a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) to Think New Mexico from your IRA (as authorized under the federal Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015). It’s as easy as that!
Donating From a Donor-Advised Fund
If you have a donor-advised fund through Fidelity Charitable or Schwab Charitable, you can now easily make a gift to Think New Mexico through DAF direct, using the form below.
Donating a Car, Truck, Boat or R.V.
You can support Think New Mexico by donating a vehicle you no longer want — whether it’s running or not!
Think New Mexico works with the Center for Car Donations to accept your generous gift. They will make arrangements to pick up your vehicle, sell it at auction, and forward the proceeds to Think New Mexico.
If you have any questions, or would like to donate your car, call the Center for Car Donations at 1-877-411-3662 (be sure to tell them that the donation is for Think New Mexico) or fill out this easy online form.
Give the Gift of a Donation to Think New Mexico
Looking for the perfect birthday or holiday gift? Consider making a donation to Think New Mexico in honor of a friend or loved one. A social investment in Think New Mexico is a meaningful gift that actively contributes to improving the quality of life in New Mexico.
There are three easy ways to give a friend or loved one a social investment in Think New Mexico:
- Fill out our mail-in donation form and send it in with your gift contribution. On the form, indicate that the gift is in honor of someone, and include their address in the notes if you would like us to send them a letter letting them know about your gift.
- Donate online and email us the gift recipient’s name and mailing address so that we can send them a letter letting them know about your gift.
- Purchase an item from Think New Mexico’s online store, where a portion of the purchase price is dedicated to supporting our initiatives.
Finally, print out a gift card telling someone that you’ve made a donation to Think New Mexico in their name.
Instructions for how to fold your gift card:
- First, fold the paper so that the photo and address are on one side, and the gift message is on the other.
- Then, fold the paper in half again so that the photo is on the front, the gift message is inside, and the address is on the back.
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We hope you will consider joining the wonderful friends of Think New Mexico who have elevated us to the status of “family member” by making Think New Mexico a beneficiary of their will, living trust, retirement account, or life insurance policy.
These legacy gifts help ensure that Think New Mexico will be able to continue its work to improve the quality of life for all New Mexicans over the long term.
If you have made a provision for a legacy gift to Think New Mexico, please let us know so that we can thank you. For more information on making a legacy gift, contact us at (505) 992-1315.