How to Contribute
We are proud to offer our services free of cost. It is a major goal within our organization to help alleviate the financial burden to families and communities with regards to Search and Rescue, both by efficient management of resources, and also by making financial contributions directly to the search effort.
We need your help to continue our efforts. During a rescue mission, each day, hour and minute is critical to maximizing the chances of finding a person alive. Inefficiencies in the search and rescue process, including lack of technology and specialized skills, poor or inefficient organization and delays or inequity in accessing resources can hamper rescue efforts and drastically reduce the chances of finding loved ones alive.
With your donation, we have a chance of searching efficiently with the latest technology and using skilled rescuers. EVERY DOLLAR HELPS!
Click to make your tax deductible donation:
Real Estate – Selling a property you no longer use and donating the proceeds to Search Tech Advisory Team gives you an enormous charitable tax deduction, lets you skip capital gains tax and frees you from the costs of maintaining and taxes on your property.
Stock – You can avoid capital gains tax and take a charitable contribution deduction on your income taxes by transferring stock ownership to Search Tech Advisory Team.
Life Insurance – By taking out a life insurance policy naming Search Tech Advisory Team as the beneficiary, you gain an immediate and annual charitable donation tax deduction while ensuring our community a substantial benefit upon your death.
Bank Accounts and CDs – You can name Search Tech Advisory Teams as the “payable-on-death beneficiary” on such accounts. By doing so, you have the use of your assets for your whole life. Upon your death, they pass simply and directly to Search Tech Advisory Team, avoiding probate, where they will be put to good work on behalf of our community.
Retirement Plans - One of the simplest and most “tax-wise” ways to make a gift to Search Tech Advisory Team (STAT) by making a beneficiary designation in your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), or other retirement plan. Because retirement plans at final distribution may incur considerable taxation to your estate and heirs, a gift of these assets may be one of the lowest cost ways to provide critical support for STAT’s work.
Bequests - A bequest is a gift made by naming Search Tech Advisory Team as a beneficiary in your will. This is both a simple and popular method for remembrance. If you already have a valid, up-to-date will, your attorney can add STAT as a beneficiary through a simple amendment to your will called a codicil. Bequests of all sizes are appreciated.
For a simple, straightforward bequest, we suggest the following language: “I give and bequeath the sum of _______ dollars to Search Tech Advisory Team, Inc., a nonprofit corporation located in Maui, Hawaii, for its general purposes.” In the alternative, you could bequeath a particular asset or percentage of your estate rather than a dollar amount.