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How you Can Help
Every contribution-no matter what size or giving method-will work to preserve our past and build our future. Whether you choose to give a one-time contribution, make a pledge over time, donate stock, or arrange to support the AFGS through your estate plans, remember that your gift is going to make a difference.
Please keep in mind that purchasing a building is just the start. Much like owning a home, maintaining and renovation a structure is an ongoing process.
The building fund will continue after the purchase and initial renovations and repairs are completed. We hope that you will consider including AFGS in your estate planning.
Remember, AFGS is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.
To donate by mail complete the pledge card and return it to the address on the pledge card. 
     If you have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), here is an excellent opportunity to make a significant impact on the American French Genealogical Society’s effort to transform its new permanent home into a Franco-American cultural center.
Section 1201 of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 permits seniors age 70 1/2 and older to make a charitable gift of up to $100,000 per person from traditional IRAs.
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Here are a few ways that giving to the AFGS Building Fund might be right for you:
Current Gifts
AFGS Building Fund Blue dot Make an outright gift of cash or securities
AFGS Building Fund Blue dot You may choose to make your donation in memory of a loved one
AFGS Building Fund Blue dot Make a one-to-three year pledge of cash or securities that spreads your giving over time
AFGS Building Fund Blue dot Use a distribution from a qualified retirement plan to tap into sheltered resources and minimize tax consequences
AFGS Building Fund Blue dot Take advantage of a matching gift program from your employer or your spouse's employer
Deferred Gifts
AFGS Building Fund Blue dot Retain total control of your assets during your lifetime but include a charitable bequest to the American French Genealogical Society Building Fund in your will or trust
AFGS Building Fund Blue dot Bypass potential estate and income taxes by designating the American French Genealogical Society Building Fund as beneficiary of a retirement plan, pension benefits, or an IRA
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions about Donating on line
Online Donations
Online donations by credit card can be made to AFGS
You will be able to give a one time donation or spread your donations over time. Also if you want you can make your donation anonymous.
The first selection is the Donation Amount this can be a one time donation or you can donate that same amount monthly for one two or three years. Anything you can donate will be appreciated.
If you would like to donate Anonymously, please slect that button.
Also if you would like to give your donation to the building fund in the Memory of someone. Please fill out the "Donation In Memory Form". 
Thank You
Thank you for considering Donating to the American French Genealogical Society Building Fund.  You can make a tremendous difference and become a very important part of this goal to secure our own building.  We appreciate your support and invite you to share your comments and ideas with us so that we can continue to our goal of "Preserving our Past...Building our Future".
Thanks again for your support!
If you have any questions about the Building Fund including Donating contact the AFGS Building Fund. attention Norm Deragon.
Online Contributions FAQ
How does this all work?
The American French Genealogical Society uses Americart service. You fill out a secure online form.
Is it Secure?
Americart is a reputable company that uses the latest in security technology. It has implemented the following safeguards. 
What about  my privacy?
Contributions are made through a secure web server. The information provided while making a contribution will not be sold to third parties.
Will I get a confirmation?
Print the page displayed during the process which says your transaction was placed and it will give you a conformation number. Any please contact the AFGS Building Fund. attention Norm Deragon.
What will the donation look like on my credit card statement?
It will show a transaction AFGS
Who do I contact if I have a question?
If you have any questions about the Building Fund including Donating contact the AFGS Building Fund. attention Norm Deragon. 

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Building Fund Committee
P.O. Box 830
Woonsocket, RI

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