There are several levels of sponsorship available with the GPA Lions Partners Program. Each type of sponsorship is designed with a range of marketing benefits that are customized to support businesses and their goals. To discuss sponsorship opportunities, please email Chris Harper or call 817-513-2292.
Cash gifts are the simplest and easiest gifts to make. Outright cash, personal checks, cashier’s checks, credit-card transactions, money orders and wire transfers qualify as cash gifts. All cash gifts are to be made payable to “GPA Ministries, Inc.”
In-Kind gifts are contributions of goods and services (instead of donating money) that are given to meet the needs of the school. An actual gift and/or service is given.
A planned gift is any amount given for any purpose. A planned gift’s purpose can be operations, capital expansion or endowment for current or deferred use (that typically requires the assistance of a professional financial planner). Essentially a planned gift is a major gift made in life or death as part of a donor’s overall financial and/or estate planning.
Gifts of financial assets like stocks and bonds are potentially more advantageous than cash gifts. These gifts provide considerable tax advantages when transferred to GPA before they are sold. For assets of this type that have been held for more than one year, the gift may provide a two-fold tax benefit: creating an tax deduction as well as helping to avoid the capital gains tax from their sale.
Real Estate Gifts:
Real estate gifts offer a wide array of tax and other benefits and could include personal residences, second homes, income property and vacant land. Personal property gifts enable donors to make a significant gift to support GPA in exchange for possible tax benefits. Such items could include rare books, works of art, valuable collectibles and tangible items of demonstrable value.