Ways To Give

Outright Gifts

Outright gifts are used to support Sweetser’s ongoing work and are vitally important to our continued success.

Online Giving

Online Giving is a fast and secure way to make a donation. Online giving is administered securely with respect for donor privacy through Blackbaud Merchant Services.

Gifts by mail

Please make your check out to “Sweetser” and mail it to:

Development Office – J2
50 Moody Street
Saco, Maine 04072

Gifts through Donor Advised Funds

Contact your financial advisor to give through a Donor Advised Fund. Our EIN is 01-0211807.

Gifts of Securities

Gifts of securities allow donors to receive a charitable tax deduction for the full fair market value of the securities, and avoid capital gains taxes on the appreciation of the assets. To transfer securities to Sweetser, your broker may notify Sweetser’s broker, Jill Richardson At R.M. Davis at Jill@rmdavis.com or at 207.774.0022. Sweetser’s account is with Charles Schwab. The DTC number is 0164 and the account number is 7877-4168.

Matching Gifts

Many businesses and corporations have matching gift programs through which an employee’s charitable contribution may be matched by the company. Sweetser’s EIN is 01-0211807.

Planned Giving

Individuals who support Sweetser with a planned gift ensure that future generations of children and adults in Maine will benefit from our Services. In doing so, you become a member of the Cornelius Sweetser Heritage Society. If you are considering or have already established a planned gift to Sweetser, please let us know so we can celebrate your generosity together during your lifetime. 


Leaving a bequest to Sweetser allows you to make a substantial contribution without diminishing the assets available to you during your life. Bequests are deductible from your taxable estate, and can be stated as a dollar amount, percentage of your estate, or a designation of specific property.

Charitable IRA Rollover

Individuals 70 ½ and older may transfer up to $100,000 directly from their IRAs with the help of their IRA custodian each year to charitable organizations without counting it as taxable income.

Charitable Remainder Trust

Make a meaningful future gift to Sweetser, while simultaneously providing income for life or for a specific term of years for yourself and/or others you name.

Charitable Lead Trust

Support Sweetser for a term of years or for the life of an individual. When the trust terminates, the assets in the trust revert to you or to individuals you wish to benefit.

Life Insurance

When you donate a life insurance policy to Sweetser, the cash surrender value or the cost of a replacement policy is deductible as a charitable contribution. If you continue to pay premiums after your gift, these premiums are also deductible. 

Retirement Assets

IRAs, 401(k)s, and other qualified plans, provide a very simple way to make a future charitable gift.

Real Estate

Gifts of real estate may free you from paying real estate taxes, maintenance costs, and insurance, and can result in capital gains tax savings. A professional appraisal of the property is required.

Personal Property

Your charitable deduction is based on a qualified appraisal and may vary, depending on whether the asset is related to the charitable purpose of Sweetser. The property must be considered long-term appreciated property (held by the donor for more than one year).

Sweetser’s EIN is 01-0211807. Please consult your tax advisor or attorney for specific advice.

Contact Us

To have a conversation about the support vehicle that makes the most sense for you, contact:

Jodie Hansen
Donor Engagement & Events Manager
Email: jhansen@sweetser.org
Phone: 207.294.4476
Mail: 50 Moody Street, Saco, Maine 04072