Get an autographed book Gifts for Contributors

For those who make contributions to the Foundation, we offer gifts - including t-shirts and personalized, autographed books - as tokens of our appreciation. All donations to the Nicholas Sparks Foundation go directly to support our programs. Your contributions help increase access to wonderful educational opportunities for children from low-income families in rural communities throughout the United States.

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Be a scholarship sustainer Monthly Contributions

Setup a monthly giving plan. A predetermined gift amount is automatically charged to your credit card or deducted from your checking account. Your monthly gifts are invaluable in providing a predictable source of income. This income allows us to fulfill the aim of the Rural Scholarship program to combat rural poverty through a comprehensive college-preparatory K-12 education for children from low-income families.

Your online donation is secure, and flexible. You choose the amount you wish to give each month, and you can change, or cancel, your pledge at any time. Sign up now and make your first donation.

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Increase your impact Employer Matched Gifts

Many employers encourage employees to make charitable contributions by matching their gifts to worthy charities. The impact of corporate matching support is significant – imagine doubling the size of your gift just by filling in a form!

Please consult your human resources office and request a matching gift form. Matching gift forms should be mailed to:

P.O. BOX 14998
New Bern, NC, 28560
TEL. 252 649 1730

Gifts of non-cash assets Give Stock & Securities

Many employers encourage employees to make charitable contributions by matching their gifts to worthy charities. The impact of corporate matching support is significant – imagine doubling the size of your gift just by filling in a form!

Please consult your human resources office and request a matching gift form. Matching gift forms should be mailed to: The Nicholas Sparks Foundation

If you have securities that have declined in value over the years and are interested in donating them to the Nicholas Sparks Foundation, you may find it more advantageous to sell the securities first and contribute the proceeds as opposed to donating the securities outright. This strategy should allow you to claim a deduction for both the loss from the sale of the securities as well as the charitable gift.
You should always consult with your financial advisor before initiating a charitable gift arrangement.

Gifts of appreciated securities could provide even greater benefits to you through Planned and Legacy Giving

To help us ensure proper acknowledgement of your gift for income tax purposes, please notify us in advance by calling (252-649-1730)

Bequest Gifts that Create a Legacy

A bequest is one of the simplest ways to make a significant gift to support the Nicholas Sparks Foundation while allowing you to defer your gift until after your lifetime. A bequest names the Nicholas Sparks Foundation in your Will.

You may arrange for the Nicholas Sparks Foundation to receive:

  • A specific dollar amount or percentage of your estate
  • Specific property such as real estate, retirement accounts, stock or securities, mutual funds, certificates of deposit, savings accounts, life insurance, or personal property
  • All or a percentage of the remainder of your estate after all other obligations have been met

Here are samples of simple bequest language to include the Nicholas Sparks Foundation in your Will:

“I hereby give, devise and bequeath to the Nicholas Sparks Foundation the sum of $_________ (or____ percent of my Residuary Estate) for its general purposes.”

These are merely suggestions as to content and should be written or adapted by legal counsel to fit the contributor’s individual situation.

To discuss Planned and Legacy Giving options with the Foundation, please contact us at: staff@nsparksfoundation.org and 252-649-1730

Help Students go places Donate American Express Reward Points

Do you have American Express Member Reward points that are just sitting and getting expired? Rather than let them go to waste, consider donating them to the Nicholas Sparks Foundation. We will use them for experiential global learning experiences abroad for disadvantaged students and their families. For American Express Member Reward points click below and search for the Nicholas Sparks Foundation, and make your donation today.

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