What language should we use when soliciting gifts for the Howard County Community Relief Fund?
The preferred language to use when soliciting gifts for the Fund, is “…for the benefit of the Howard County Community Relief fund at the Community Foundation of Howard County…”
What link should we use on our website or our marketing materials?
The current url is www.cfhoco.hocomojo.org/flood. This will take you directly to the donate page. If you would like general flood and Relief Fund information, it can be found on our main homepage: www.cfhoco.hocomojo.org.
Can people purchasing tickets receive a gift receipt?
If your organization is tax exempt and you would like to provide a gift receipt to those purchasing tickets, we would encourage you to speak with your accountant to determine what the charitable deductible portion would be. If it is appropriate for your organization to provide a gift receipt, you might consider putting a statement on your ticket purchasing site and in the email confirmation. EXAMPLE: “Please retain this receipt for your tax records as $___ of each ticket purchased is tax deductible.”
How do we issue a payment to the Fund?
You may send a single check (or contributions along the way) made payable to the Community Foundation of Howard County. Please include a letter that says the contribution is for the Howard County Community Relief fund. Also, state if there are any further designations, such as a specific need or area impacted. Funds cannot be directed to a specific business or individual.