Donations from friends such as yourself allow the SNHCA to accomplish the many projects and goals of the Board of Trustees. We are asking all of you who are linked to South New Hope through relatives, the community or simply by the love of preserving old icons such as this old Norwegian Lutheran Church and Cemetery, to consider helping us through your donation. Thank you in advance for your help.
DONOR RIGHTS AND CONFIDENTIALITY POLICY
Philanthropy is a tradition of giving and sharing. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the public and that the donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in this nonprofit organization, the following policy has been adopted by the South New Hope Cemetery Association.
All donors will have the right to be informed of the organization’s mission, the way the organization intends to use donated resources, that all donations are used effectively, and that gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given. Donors will have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements upon request, or as directed by the Board of Trustees, have financial statements published.
The organization shall see that all donations receive appropriate acknowledgements and recognition, and that information about donations be handled with respect, in total confidentiality and anonymity to the extent provided by law. The South New Hope Cemetery Association will not sell, share or give away any individual names, addresses, telephone numbers or email addresses from our donor lists or mailing lists.
WAYS OF GIVING
Virtually any asset can be used to establish a donation to South New Hope Cemetery Association. Among the most common types of assets used are:
- CASH—is the easiest way to contribute and may qualify for maximum allowable income tax deductions
- STOCK & BONDS—if securities are highly appreciated, they may be given so the donor can deduct the full fair market value as a charitable contribution and thus avoid capital gains tax on the appreciation.
- REAL ESTATE—may also be given at appraised value so the donor can receive a full charitable deduction and avoid capital gains taxes.
- LIFE INSURANCE—can be used to create a major gift at relatively low cost to the donor. If the organization is named owner or beneficiary of a new or existing policy, the donor receives a tax deduction. Additional premiums paid through the organization are tax deductible, and proceeds pass to charity, free of estate tax.
IT IS ALWAYS PRUDENT AND WISE TO CHECK WITH YOUR ACCOUNTANT, TAX PREPARER OR ATTORNEY BEFORE MAKING CERTAIN TYPES OF DONATIONS.
The SNH Cemetery Association is a 501(c)(3) public nonprofit organization. Gifts to the organization are fully tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Gifts may be made by writing a check payable to the South New Hope Cemetery Association and depositing it in the mail to the SNHC Association, PO Box 62, Nelsonville, WI 54458.
DIRECTING YOUR DONATION
The Board of Trustees has established three specific areas or funds that an individual(s) may wish to direct their gifts to. These funds include the GENERAL CEMETERY FUND, the CHURCH RESTORATION FUND, and the PROJECT SPONSORSHIP FUND. Donors should direct their gifts to one of these three funds. If gifts are not specified for any one fund the gifts will automatically go into the “Church Restoration Fund.” The project sponsorship fund is a changing fund that has specific projects listed. Once a project gets sponsored that project is dropped from the list and another is added. Visit this area often as the projects for sponsorship change regularly.
Under the sponsorship of a project, the Board of Trustees will see that your donation for a project is provided in accordance to the Board's specifications and installed with the proper sponsorship recognition.
PROJECTS FOR SPONSORSHIP
- Exterior historical metal sign and post: $1,500.
- Message board, enclosed, glass front, lockable, 24”X 42” for mounting on side of building: $700.
- Translation of SNH Church’s early minutes (1888-1934) from Norwegian to English: $500.
- Replacement of rotted wood letters with metal letters for sidewalk entrance: $1,200.
- Six colorful banners (3’ X 5’) with 9’ staffs to be set in ground along the front fence to add festive qualities and highlight special events taking place: $550.