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ENGAGE YOUR EMPLOYER IN CORPORATE GIVING AND BE A FORCE MULTIPLIER FOR MILITARY HEROES IN NEED.

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Employee matching gifts are donations an employer makes to match its employees' charitable contributions to eligible nonprofit organizations.  Employee matching gifts often are dollar-for-dollar, but some companies will double or even triple the size of your original donation.

Please contact your human resources or community giving department to find out if your employer has a matching gift program and how to participate. Typically, employers will have matching gift forms, online applications or a phone system in place to process the matching gift. You may include this form with your check or mail it after the gift has been made.

Your employer will validate that the donation was submitted and will send a check of the same value (or higher, depending on the program) to Warrior Foundation Freedom Station.

LEAVE A LEGACY BY REMEMBERING WARRIOR FOUNDATION FREEDOM STATION IN YOUR TRUST OR WILL.

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A bequest to Warrior Foundation Freedom Station in your will or living trust is a gift toward the future of those who fought for our nation’s freedoms. Your bequest will translate your values into action for many generations of veterans and ensure that programs important to you will thrive for years to come. Simple language of just a few sentences or less can be included to establish a bequest when you prepare a new will or add a codicil to an existing one.

There are many different types of bequests you can use in your will or living trust, personalized to your needs. For assistance planning your gift, please consult with your financial, legal or tax advisor to develop a bequest provision that will best carry out your expressed wishes to help injured warriors in need. Remember, you can alter your gift or change your will at any time and for any reason, in the event that life circumstances change.

Please let us know if you have named us in your trust or will.  We’d like to thank you while we still can.

LEGAL NAME/DESIGNATION

Warrior Foundation Freedom Station., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, located at 1223 ½ 28th St., Suite A, San Diego, California 92102.

Federal Income Tax ID: 20-0067633

WITH THIS SIMPLE GIFT, YOU CAN CHANGE THE LIVES AND SAVE THE LIVES OF OUR ILL AND INJURED TROOPS.

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It’s easy to put your retirement funds, insurance plans, bank accounts and brokerage accounts to work in immeasurable ways, creating better lives for the ill and injured warriors who have served and sacrificed for our country.

Gifts by beneficiary designation offer tremendous simplicity and flexibility, allowing donors to name Warrior Foundation Freedom Station as a beneficiary of assets including:

  • IRAs and retirement funds
  • Checking or savings bank accounts
  • Certificate of deposit (CD)
  • Brokerage accounts
  • Life insurance policies
  • Commercial annuities

Please consult with your financial, legal or tax advisor prior to making any gifts.

How to Designate Warrior Foundation Freedom Station as a Beneficiary

  1. Contact your retirement plan administrator, insurance company, bank or financial institution for a change-of-beneficiary form. You may also be able to do this by logging into your account online.
  2. Determine what percentage (1 to 100) you would like us to receive and designate Warrior Foundation Freedom Station as a full or partial beneficiary on the change-of-beneficiary form. Include our Federal Income Tax ID: 20-0067633.
  3. Return the completed form to your plan administrator, insurance company, bank or financial institution.
  4. Notify Warrior Foundation Freedom Station of your gift.

Sandy Lehmkuhler, CEO
Warrior Foundation Freedom Station
sandy@warriorfoundation.org
(619) 993-1737

Judy Sexton, COO
Warrior Foundation Freedom Station
judy@warriorfoundation.org
(619) 322-1968

RECEIVE TAX BENEFITS WHILE ASSISTING THE INJURED MILITARY HEROES SERVED BY WARRIOR FOUNDATION FREEDOM STATION.

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This popular gift option enables individuals age 72 and older to give any amount, up to $100,000, from your traditional IRA directly to a qualified charity such as Warrior Foundation Freedom Station - without having to pay income taxes on the distribution.

A qualified charitable distribution (QCD) is an otherwise taxable distribution from a traditional individual retirement account (IRA), owned by an individual age 72 or over. Your qualified charitable distributions can satisfy all or part of the amount of your required minimum distribution from your IRA.

Example: If your 2018 required minimum distribution was $10,000, and you made a $5,000 qualified charitable distribution to Warrior Foundation Freedom Station, you would have had to withdraw another $5,000 to satisfy your required minimum distribution. If you made a $10,000 qualified charitable distribution to Warrior Foundation Freedom Station, that gift would have satisfied the full amount of your required minimum distribution.

 QCDs are popular and advantageous way to give for many reasons:

  • Your dollars will be put to work today, funding vital programs that are changing the lives of our nation’s injured warriors.
  • You pay no income taxes on the gift. The transfer generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so you benefit even if you do not itemize your deductions.
  • If you are at least 72 years old and have not yet taken your required minimum distribution for the year, your gift can satisfy all or part of that requirement.
  • 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.

 Please consult with your financial, legal or tax advisor prior to making any gifts.

How to Make a IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution in Three Easy Steps

1) Inform us of your plans to make an IRA rollover gift by providing the following information:

  • Your full legal name.
  • Amount of gift.
  • Name of your IRA administrator.
  • Gift designation (purpose). IRA gifts will be directed to our general fund unless we receive other instructions.

 2) Contact your IRA Administrator to initiate the gift. Request that your gift be sent to:

Judy Sexton, COO
Warrior Foundation Freedom Station
judy@warriorfoundation.org
(619) 322-1968
 

Please instruct your IRA administrator to add your name to the reference field.

3) Please send information about your gift to:

Sandy Lehmkuhler,CEO
Warrior Foundation Freedom Station
sandy@warriorfoundation.org
(619) 993-1737

Judy Sexton, COO
Warrior Foundation Freedom Station
judy@warriorfoundation.org
(619) 322-1968

Richard S. Carlquist, AIF® CFP®
Financial Advisor, Warrior Foundation Freedom Station
(619) 294-9727 Ext. 102

 Thank you for your donation. We will be in touch with you once your gift is received.

 

INCREASE YOUR GIFT TO WARRIOR FOUNDATION FREEDOM STATION, AND YOUR TAX DEDUCTION, WITH A DONATION OF HIGHLY APPRECIATED SECURITIES.

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If you own highly appreciated stock and would like to join Warrior Foundation Freedom Station in assisting our nation’s ill and injured military heroes, donating stock is both a powerful charitable contribution and a smart tax planning move.

Gifts of highly appreciated securities - including stock, bonds, and mutual funds - provide financial support for the foundation and favorable tax benefits for the donor. Compared with donating cash, or selling your appreciated securities and contributing the after-tax proceeds, you may be able to automatically increase your gift and your tax deduction. When you donate stock that has been held for more than one year and increased in value, you’ll generally take a tax deduction for the full fair market value. 

Please consult with your financial, legal or tax advisor prior to making any gifts.

Donating Highly Appreciated Securities is as Easy as 1-2-3!

1. Instruct your brokerage firm to transfer the desired number of shares/name of securities to Warrior Foundation Freedom Station.

Warrior Foundation Freedom Station – Development Account
Cetera Advisor Networks LLC
Attn: Richard Carlquist
DTC #0443
Account#: 06H-434075

2. Notify Warrior Foundation Freedom Station via phone or email of your intended gift.

Sandy Lehmkuhler, CEO
Warrior Foundation Freedom Station
sandy@warriorfoundation.org
(619) 993-1737

Judy Sexton, COO
Warrior Foundation Freedom Station
judy@warriorfoundation.org
(619) 322-1968

Richard S. Carlquist, AIF® CFP®
Financial Advisor, Warrior Foundation Freedom Station
(619) 294-9727 Ext. 102

3. Depending on the delivering brokerage firm and how the securities are held, the transfer can be completed in as little as two business days of providing your broker the required notification. Warrior Foundation Freedom Station will provide pertinent valuation information regarding your charitable contribution once the transfer is complete.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Delivery times can be extended at year end.

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Lunch and Laughter at the Clairemont Comedy Club

8878 Clairemont Mesa Blcd
San Diego, CA 82123

For tickets and Info call: 858-272-1821

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Deck the Halls: Recommended Items for Volunteers to Bring

November 30, 2019

 

Deck the Halls is Warrior Foundation Freedom Station’s largest event of the year. To make it as successful as possible, we would greatly appreciate the assistance of our volunteers in bringing some of the following items with you on the day of the event.

Tools

  • Push pins (for use with garlands only, not on walls)

  • Gardening/work gloves

  • Pliers

  • Small personal hammer (marked with your name) to help tap in push pins.

  • Small step ladder (marked with your name & phone # in case it gets left behind).

  • Large garbage bags

 

Gifts for Warriors

These items will be sorted and distributed in the warriors’ rooms.

  • Cookies and candies (if homemade, please divide into Ziploc bags)

  • Packages of nuts and trail mix

  • Granola bars and cereal bars

  • Microwavable popcorn

  • Cases of water and Gatorade

  • Gift cards to Petco or PetSmart for the service dogs of injured warriors

*Please do not bring large packages that need to be divided, i.e. gift baskets or boxes.*

 

Holiday Decorations

  • Green wired garland (non-lighted)

  • Navy or Marine decorations

  • Small American flags

  • Red, white and blue ornaments

  • Red, white and blue ribbons and bows

  • Large, colorful handmade holiday signs and banners (8-foot banners are ideal) made by children, youth groups, volunteer groups, and businesses.

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Due to California law, you can purchase these tickets at:

Orange County Harley-Davidson.
8677 Research Dr., Irvine, CA 92618

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Tickets can also be purchase at:

FREEDOM STATION
1223 1/2 28th Street / San Diego, CA 92102
Wednesday's from 9am to 3pm

or at

MSE Landscaping
1951 Don Lee Place
Escondido, CA 
 
Business number is 760-975-8820.
CONTACT CHRISTINE OR NATHAN   
 
 
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Win a New 2020 Harley-Davidson Sportster!

All proceeds benefit Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station, a nonprofit organization providing quality-of-life items, support services and transitional housing to ill and injured warriors. Your contribution will directly assist our nation’s heroes as they make the critical transition from military service to civilian life. 

The drawing will be held on October 27, 2019 at Lakeview Park in Orange at the conclusion of the Injured Warrior Appreciation Run. Winner need not be present to win. All license, registration and transport fees are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winner may take possession on 10/27/19, but the transfer of ownership must take place at Orange County Harley-Davidson after completion of the necessary paperwork. 

The bike model, color and features will be determined after September 1, 2019 when Harley-Davidson releases the new 2020 bikes. The photo included on this ticket is representative only and is not a guarantee of the bike model.

All proceeds will go to support Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station to help our military heroes.

OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

 

Motorcycle Generously Donated By:

 

Orange County Harley-Davidson® in Irvine, California
Orange County Harley-Davidson® is THE PREMIER dealership in Orange County, California. We sell more motorcycles and have by far the largest service staff of any other dealership in Orange County. We even have a Dynometer in our service department to analyze your motorcycle right on the premises. We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction and want you as our customer. Our dealership has all the latest fashions and collectibles from Harley-Davidson®, everything from leather to lace! Come pay us a visit

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