The Boulder Skyline Traverse Challenge to raise money for suicide prevention education
Earlier this year, Boulder’s local trail runner Bill Briggs challenged Samantha Mangum, Mental Health Partners (MHP) Wellness Coach and extreme mountain climber (she summited Mt. Aconcagua last year to raise funds for MHP’s “End the Stigma” campaign), to a new adventure to raise funds for MHP’s efforts in the community. When fellow MHP team member Christine Dykema heard about the challenge, she suggested proceeds could support MHP’s suicide prevention and education efforts.
How to Give
Click below and start giving! If you would like to learn more about Mental Health Partners and ways of contributing, give us a call at 303-545-0842.
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Committed to Serving Our Community Above All Else
Mental Health Partners is committed providing services to our community above all else. No individual is turned away from our services based on their legal status and ability to pay, and our approach to cares revolves around the concept that individuals at every level of care at all MHP locations benefit from a multi-disciplinary, compassionate care team who provide personalized guidance and support, including:
- Ongoing assessment of level of care and services needed
- Coordination between MHP services and your primary care provider
- Financial planning
- Benefit Assistance
- Education and Employment Assistance
- Housing Resources
- Therapy and addiction recovery services
Ways to Give
If you have a property that you’re no longer using and would have to pay a large tax if you sold the property, you may find that donating that real estate to charity is a good option.
If you are still living in the property that you’d like to give away, you can set it up to become a charitable contribution by having the deed to your real estate transferred after your death. At that point, the value of the home will be taken out of your estate, lowering your estate taxes. You may also find a great tax benefit by donating real estate. In some cases, you may be eligible for a tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the real estate.
A cash gift is the simplest form of charitable giving. Your tax deduction is equal to the amount of cash you donated, minus the value of any goods or services you received in return.
IRAs, insurance policies and other assets
A major advantage of giving your assets, such as retirement accounts and life insurance policies, to charity is that in addition to any charitable income tax deduction, your estate will not have to recognize that gifted income, which can give you a break on estate tax.
There are two types of charitable trusts you may be interested in making part of your financial plan – a charitable lead trust (CLT) and a charitable remainder trust (CRT). These can be useful tools in providing you with income now as well as
Many people choose to leave a gift to an organization in their will, often of a great amount than they could make in their lifetime. Over the years, bequests have formed the bedrock of many financially-sound universities, hospitals, and religious organizations. Such gifts can be a specific state dollar amount or a percentage of an estate.
One of the most tax-efficient ways to give is by contributing long-term appreciated securities, like stocks. There are two huge advantages to donating in this way. One, since you are not selling your stocks, there are no capital gains taxes to be concerned with, and the more appreciation the stocks have, the bigger your tax savings will be.
The second advantage is that any of your stocks that were purchased over a year ago that have a current value greater than their original cost can be donated and become eligible for a tax deduction equal to the full fair market value of the stock, up to percentage of your adjusted gross income as defined by the IRS.