Ways to Fund Your Stewards Fund Account

1. SEND CHECK BY MAIL
Contribution checks written to “Barnabas Foundation” can be mailed to our office at any time during the year. For year-end gifts, your check needs to be POSTMARKED on or before 12/31 to be considered a gift for the current calendar year.

Mailing Address
Barnabas Foundation
Attention: Finance
3801 Eagle Nest Drive, Suite B
Crete, IL 60417-1993

2. TRANSFER FUNDS ELECTRONICALLY
Call 708.532.3444 or email Cindi Riemersma (criem@BarnabasFoundation.com) to arrange to transfer a contribution electronically. We have found that these transfers go smoothly when we communicate the transfer instructions directly with you so that we are aware of the details of the pending transaction and can make sure it goes according to plan.

3. APPRECIATED SECURITY GIFTS (Publicly Traded Stock, Bonds, Mutual Funds)
Gifts of appreciated assets are generally the most tax-efficient way to give. We will provide our E*trade instructions for transferring shares/units to Barnabas Foundation. Upon receipt of the shares, Barnabas will liquidate them and credit the proceeds received from the sale into your Stewards Fund.

For year-end gifts, shares need to be received into Barnabas Foundation’s account on or before 12/31 in order to be counted as a current calendar year contribution. It generally takes a week for your investment professional to get all the paperwork processed and for the shares to transfer, so please plan accordingly. If you are new to making these types of gifts, we are happy to walk you through the process. Please call or email Cindi Riemersma (criem@BarnabasFoundation.com).

4. GIFTS OF REAL ESTATE OR OTHER ILLIQUID ASSETS
These gift types are generally more complex and require professional expertise. We would welcome the opportunity for you to have a conversation about these types of gifts with one of our professional planned giving attorneys that we have on staff. To schedule a conversation, call us at 708.532.3444.