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HOW TO GIVE

  • Online Donation (One Time or Recurring)

    Make a one-time or recurring gift using your credit/debit card on our secure website.

  • Telephone

    Give us a call.
    Call the Annual Giving Office at 828-684-2361 and make a gift over the phone.

  • Checks
    Mail your gift to the NovusWay Home Office.

    To make a gift by check, mail your check made payable to NovusWay to the address listed here. Please include a note with any information you would like us to know about your gift.

    NovusWay Inc.
    PO Box 830
    Arden, NC 28704
  • Recurring Bank Draft (EFT)

    Have your gifts automatically drafted each month from your bank account.

    You can make a recurring gift from your checking or savings account. Bank payments are made monthly. The deductions appear automatically on your bank statement. An initial email is sent to acknowledge your recurring gift. Annual statements are sent in January for tax purposes.

    To make changes to your automatic drafts, please contact the Home Office in writing. If you change banks, just send us a new voided check or deposit slip. To cancel your automatic draft, please contact the Home Office at least 15 days before the next scheduled fund transfer.

    Begin making gifts through automatic bank account draft by clicking here.

    Setup recurring donation

    Mail notes for changes to the address below or email them to give@novusway.org.

    NovusWay Inc.
    PO Box 830
    Arden, NC 28704

  • Recurring Credit/Debit Card

    Have your gifts automatically gifted each month from your credit or debit card.

    You can make a recurring gift from your credit or debit card. Payments are made monthly. The deductions appear automatically on your statement. An initial email is sent to acknowledge your recurring gift. Annual statements are sent in January for tax purposes.

    To make changes to your automatic gifts, please contact the Home Office in writing. If you change cards alert us in the Home Office.

    Begin making gifts through automatic recurring credit/debit card gifts by clicking here.

    Setup Recurring Donation

    Mail notes for changes to the address below or email them to give@novusway.org.

    NovusWay Inc.
    PO Box 830
    Arden, NC 28704

  • Corporate Matching Gifts

    Increase your gift’s impact through your employer’s matching-gift program.

    Check with your company to see if they offer a matching gift program. Matching gifts from your employer will be credited to your total giving record.

    Check with your employer to learn their specific requirements for matching your gift. We are happy to provide any records you need to complete the process. Call us at the Home Office if you have any questions: 828-684-2361.

  • Memorial or Honor Gifts

    Make a gift in honor or memory of someone.

    If you wish for us to notify the honoree or the family of the person you are giving in memory of, please include the correct name and address of the recipient. Gifts may be made online, by phone at 828-684-2361 or by mailing your gift and note with the tribute’s information to:

    NovusWay Inc.
    PO Box 830
    Arden, NC 28704

    If you’d like to include NovusWay Inc or one of our camps in an obituary announcement, we recommend the following verbiage that may be personalized for your needs:

    Memorial contributions may be made to NovusWay Inc (Lutheridge, Lutherock, Luther Springs, Lutheranch). Please direct your gift to (where needed most/camper scholarships/endowment) in memory of (name). Gifts may be made online at novusway.org, by phone at 828-684-2361 or by mail:

    NovusWay Inc.
    PO Box 830
    Arden, NC 28704

  • Securities

    Make your gift of stocks, mutual funds or other securities.

    Donating appreciated securities (stock, mutual funds, etc.) directly to a charity in-kind is one of the most tax-smart ways to give. Yet, it is often not well understood or widely used. By donating stock that has appreciated for more than a year, you are potentially avoiding capital gains taxes. The maximum federal capital gains tax rate is 20 percent on long-term holdings. But if you donate the stock directly to a charity, there’s no capital gains tax to pay, because you are not selling the security. Plus, you are still eligible to potentially deduct the full fair-market value of the asset you donated from your income taxes, up to the overall amount allowed by the IRS.

    Gifts of stock may be completed by physical delivery of certificates or electronically.

    Novus Way has a brokerage account set-up to receive donated securities. Please contact NovusWay directly to learn more about this tax-efficient giving strategy. If you or your broker have questions or if you have questions about the use of securities for an estate gift and how that may benefit you please contact:

    Mitzie Schafer, Vice President for Development
    803-413-7827
    mschafer@novusway.org

  • Estate Gift

    Make an estate gift through your Will, retirement assets or life insurance.

    You can include NovusWay in your Will, as the beneficiary of a retirement account or life insurance. Your current financial situation, the combination of assets in your portfolio and the amount you wish to leave to loved ones all determine the best method for leaving an estate gift to our camping ministries. NovusWay partners with the ELCA Foundation to provide a free Regional Gift Planner to assist you in reviewing your entire estate to ensure you know all your options and have the information to make the best decision for you and your family. In addition to the ELCA Foundation Gift Planners, Mitzie Schafer our Vice President for Development served for the ELCA Foundation as a gift planner and is available to assist you in completing your estate gift to NovusWay. Contact her directly at 803-413-7827 or mschafer@novusway.org.

    Visit www.elca.org/foundation to schedule a conversation with your local Gift Planner.

  • Real Estate

    Make a gift of real estate.

    Real estate gifts include assets of principle homes, vacation homes, farms, timberland, commercial buildings and unimproved land. The gift of real estate can provide a significant tax benefit to you, and your tax advisor can help answer those specific questions as each case is different.

    To make a gift of real estate please contact:
    Mitzie Schafer, Vice President for Development
    803-413-7827
    mschafer@novusway.org

  • Qualified Charitable Distributions

    Required Minimum Distribution from an IRA

    Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD) are another tax-smart way to give.

    A QCD will count toward satisfying your required minimum distribution (RMD), and neither you nor NovusWay will have to pay income taxes on this distribution. If you are 70.5 or older, pre-tax money saved in an IRA can be an ideal charitable donation to NovusWay. You can use a QCD whether or not you itemize deductions on your tax return. However, it is important to note that if you use this strategy, the distribution cannot be included as an itemized deduction.

    Contact your financial institution where your IRA is invested and request the QCD be sent directly to NovusWay to receive any possible tax benefits. Please speak to your financial and tax professional to learn more about this tax-efficient giving strategy.

    Send us an email at give@novusway.org to inform us to be watching for your gift and include any notes you would like us to know about the gift. Have your financial institution make the check payable to NovusWay and mail it to the following address:

    NovusWay Inc.
    PO Box 830
    Arden, NC 28704

  • Endow A Gift

    Endowing a gift of any kind for the future provides sustainability for campers today and in perpetuity.

    Current or estate gifts may be endowed to NovusWay and there are a number of ways to do this. You can make a donation of any size into one of our current NovusWay endowments.

      • NovusWay has a general endowment that supports the ministry with an annual distribution to the annual fund (where needed most).
      • NovusWay has a general endowment that funds camper scholarships with an annual distribution.

     

    You may also name an endowment with a current or legacy gift of $10,000 or more. Please contact Mitzie Schafer our Vice President for Development directly at 803-413-7827 or mschafer@novusway.org to learn more.