As a nonprofit organization, Omega makes a difference in our global community by helping people awaken the best in themselves and their communities.
We see a tremendous opportunity to harness our shared creativity, wisdom, and desire for a more connected society and a more just and sustainable world. Drawing on 40 years of experience, we understand how to create meaningful and transformational experiences.
Philanthropic support helps keep Omega strong and accessible, so that we can continue our work in the world. Here are 5 ways you can help support our mission:
1. Donate Stocks or Securities
Of course, giving cash, writing a check, or putting a contribution on your credit card are always welcome ways to make a gift to Omega. But securities or stocks that have been held more than one year and have increased in value can make extremely effective gifts too. You are entitled to deductions for the fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift, plus you pay no tax on the capital gain value of the gift shares. You may be able to take a deduction of up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income. Consult your tax advisor to discuss how this strategy can best benefit you and Omega. Click here for additional information.
2. Give Monthly
By giving monthly, you can provide a steady, reliable stream of support for Omega. These sustained resources empower us to extend our reach by providing more scholarships, creating more diverse learning opportunities, and connecting with more partners in an effort to leverage our knowledge and influence. Find out more here.
3. Employer Matching
Double the impact of your gift to Omega. Many employers will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Some employers even match gifts made by retirees or spouses of employees. And because these matches are often made at a ratio of 1:1, taking advantage of this simple benefit can double the value of your gift to Omega. Check here to search for your employer and see if they will match a gift.
4. Honor A Loved One.
Celebrate or pay tribute to a loved one or special person in your life by making a donation to Omega in their honor. Gifts can be made to celebrate a special occasion or to honor the memory of a loved one. Gifts can also be made to recognize a member of the Omega faculty or staff.
5. Estate Giving
Help secure Omega’s longterm strength and impact in the world. Planned gifts include naming Omega in your will and making Omega a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan, are among other opportunities. Learn more here.
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