Benefits of Year End Giving
For us: your contribution allows us to plan (finacially) for the coming year. Donations help offset the immeditate costs of running our one and only fundraising event of the year, The Fierce Five road race and walk. It provides us with resources to invest into someone's need at a moment's notice, which we've been able to do this past year through several GoFundMe campaigns, such as Officer Ryan Hughes (one of Shannon's first responders who has cancer), an elderly man who lost his hearing aids and couldn't afford to replace them and to Flora's Heart a group that does tutu and super hero cape distributions at Hasbro Children's Hospital.
It also allows us to increase the finanical support that we provide to Fuel Fierce Futures, young individuals who are starting their college or business careers. The check writing ability of the foundation is a valuable first step.
For you as the donor: you are contributing into a recognized 501(c)3 organization. 100% of your contributions are tax-deductible, so if you are looking at some significant income liabilities for 2015, your donation can will help you for the present 2015 tax year. We have no overhead to speak of, other than the expenses of running the road race.
Our new corporate position is founded in Shannon's spirit of giving. It's what she did each and every day and what the foundation will continue to do in her memory. Our by-laws and corporate structure deters anyone associated with the foundation from EVER gaining any financial income from the foundation. So 100% of your contributions are invested into that promise: Inspiring and Investing in Humanity.