Ways to Give

Your gift to the Ackerman Institute provides direct treatment to families when they are in distress. Your support allows us to help them strengthen their bonds and find the internal resources that will allow them to face life’s challenges. Make your donation today.

Ways to Give

Your gift to the Ackerman Institute provides direct treatment to families when they are in distress. Your support allows us to help them strengthen their bonds and find the internal resources that will allow them to face life’s challenges. Make your donation today.

The Ackerman Institute for the Family is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Your gift is tax deductible. We thank you for your support!

Ways to Support Ackerman

Contributions of readily marketable appreciated securities such as stock, mutual funds, or bonds are a beneficial way to support important services for families and a smart way to donate. Your gift is fully tax-deductible, you will not maximize your contribution, and you will avoid paying capital gains tax. To donate a gift of stock or mutual funds, please contact: 212.879.4900, ext 130 giving@ackerman.org

Support the Ackerman Institute for the Family with a Charitable IRA Rollover.

If you are 70½ or older, you can make direct contributions from your IRA without owing any income tax on the distributions.

Benefits
  • You pay no income taxes on the gift. The transfer generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so you benefit even if you do not itemize your tax deductions.
  • If you have not yet taken your required minimum distribution for the year, your IRA charitable rollover gift can satisfy all or part of it.
How It Works
  • You must be 70½ years old or more at the time of your gift.
  • You may transfer up to $100,000 directly from your IRA to the Ackerman Institute for the Family each year.

Contact your IRA administrator to transfer your IRA gift directly to the Ackerman Institute for the Family.

Becoming an Ackerman Institute for the Family Sustainer is a secure, easy and effective way to support children and families in healing. Give modest amounts of support regularly and consistently to the Ackerman Institute for the Family to make a lasting positive impact over time to countless families in the community. Giving a monthly, quarterly, or bi-annual donation can make a huge difference in sustaining the vital work of the Ackerman Institute and the families who need our support most.
Advantages of Sustained Giving:
  • Saves you from having to write a check or taking the time to provide the information needed each time you want to make an online donation.
  • By contributing in installments of your choosing, you allow The Ackerman Institute for the Family to depend on your support on a regular basis, which helps us to better plan for the year ahead.
For questions about Sustained Giving, contact:
(212) 879-4900 ext. 130
giving@ackerman.org

In addition to making an annual contribution, there are a number of spaces available for naming opportunities throughout the Ackerman Institute, such as studios and therapy rooms, ranging from $2,500 to $100,000. A naming opportunity is a wonderful way to honor a beloved family member or acknowledge a talented member of our faculty in a truly significant way.

Pledges may be spread out over five years, and we can supply more information or photos of any of these locations. Irrevocable planned gifts may also allow naming opportunities for you and your family

For the list of available naming opportunities and general guidelines at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, contact giving@ackerman.org.

You can ensure now for a future gift to The Ackerman Institute for the Family by including a provision for a bequest in your will or revocable trust.

Leaving a bequest ensures that you leave a significant gift to support the invaluable work of The Ackerman Institute for the Family to support families from all walks of life to move forward and heal.

Why is it important to make a Bequest Gift?

Your gift will continue to benefit The Ackerman Institute for the Family and all of  the families that it serves tomorrow, not just today. Your gift is revocable if you change the provisions in your will or your trust at any time.

Your gift leaves a lasting legacy for your family and all of the families that walk through the doors of the Ackerman Institute to heal and move forward.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a will and a trust? 

A will is your instructional guide to survivors about how you want your property distributed. It is a revocable, private document that only goes into effect after your death.

A revocable trust is an entity that holds assets during your lifetime, then transfers ownership of hem — or benefits from them — as specified, upon your death.

There is no difference between wills and trusts in how they make charitable transfers. In some states the probate and distribution process is simpler with a revocable trust. Your advisors can guide you in choosing which vehicle will work better for you.

What if I’ve already written my will or trust? 

You can amend a will or trust to make a gift without rewriting the entire document. Your attorney can prepare a simple document, called a codicil, which adds a new bequest to Ackerman Institute for the Family while reaffirming the other terms of your will. Similarly, an attorney can prepare an amendment to a revocable trust to add Ackerman Institute for the Family as a beneficiary.

How often do you wish you could do more to have an impact and help a struggling child or family? You can make a significant impact by supporting the work of The Ackerman Institute for the Family. Through gift planning, you can support the work of the Ackerman Institute for the Family and create a legacy to help future generations of children and families heal and thrive.

Gift planning can also help you make smart decisions on the gift most appropriate for you to receive significant tax benefits. You may want to consult with your estate attorney regarding the gift that makes the most sense for you.

A Bequest Gift
A bequest from a will or a trust distribution to The Ackerman Institute for the Family is fully deductible for federal estate tax purposes, regardless of the size of the bequest. Such a bequest would help you provide for the continuity of  The Ackerman Institute for the Family’s work in the future.

Securities Gift
Giving appreciated securities may be more beneficial than giving cash. Learn how you can benefit.

Charitable Lead Trusts
Pass your assets to your heirs while supporting the Ackerman Institute for the Family during your lifetime.

Charitable Remainder Unitrusts
Receive income and major tax benefits for life while passing a significant gift to The Ackerman Institute for the Family later.

Retained Life Estates
You live in and gift your real estate.

Life Insurance Gifts
An easy way to give a significant gift to The Ackerman Institute for the Family with great tax benefits without affecting your current cash flow.

Retirement and IRA Gifts
Did you know your IRA can be taxed up to 80%? Find out how to avoid this.

For more information on how to take advantage of gift planning, please contact: 212-879-4900, ext 130 or giving@ackerman.org.

To Donate by Mail:

Send your check with a copy of this donation form (PDF).

Charity Rating

The Ackerman Institute for the Family is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The Ackerman Institute is approved by the Better Business Bureau. 

For recent copies of the Institute’s 990 forms, click here.

The Ackerman Institute for the Family does not share, sell, rent or distribute any personal information such as emails, addresses, or contact information collected to outside organizations. To request a correction, please contact giving@ackerman.org.  All credit card information is processed through secure third party vendors and is not retained. The Ackerman Institute for the Family is a PCI certified organization. If you wish to remain anonymous, please select “I wish to make my gift anonymously” on the donation form.

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Donor Privacy Policy: We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by the Ackerman Institute for Family, both online and offline, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications. To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.

Annual Fundraising Events

Moving Families Forward

Moving Families Forward Gala 2019

A Night of A Thousand Genders​

A Night of 1000 Genders 2019

Foundation and Corporate Partners

The Chaparral Foundation

The Leonard & Sophie Davis Foundation

The Gilder Foundation

The David B. Kriser Foundation

The Oppenheim Family Foundation

The Reba Judith Sandler Foundation

The Selz Foundation