Donate

We welcome your investment in the ministry of MCWA! Our financial partners are the ones who make our work possible. Your donations are used for the ministry programs and activities in Cameroon. General fund donations provide for the needs of the US headquarters. Volunteer hours and in-kind donations of services and office space minimize our overhead administrative costs.

Make a Donation

Giving Stock to MCWA

We are so grateful to generous donors for considering stock donations to our ministry.

Advise MCWA of the gift. Please contact our Executive Director with the designation (how you want your gift to be used) for the stock gift, the number of shares and the identity of the stock. We prefer that this be done in writing, but you can call directly at (225) 343-1814; send a fax to (225) 343-1934; or e-mail donations@mcwanet.org. To ensure efficient processing of the gift, it is very important to provide the information above. Please do not rely on your stockbroker or wire transfer service to provide us with this information.

  • If your shares are held in an account... Ask your broker to make an electronic transfer of the shares to our stock account. You will need to contact our Executive Director for the account number and DTC number (we cannot provide this information on our website for security reasons). Once the stock is transferred into our account and we receive your notification, a receipt will be sent to you. The effective date of the gift for this method is the date the shares are placed into our account. Please contact the Executive Director at (225) 343-1814 or e-mail donations@mcwanet.org to obtain the account number and DTC number for the gift to be made.
  • If you are transferring shares of a mutual fund... Please contact the Executive Director to discuss how to initiate the transfer. Each mutual fund company has its unique procedures, therefore we will need to contact your mutual fund company or your broker to coordinate the most efficient way to make the transfer.

Donor-Advised Fund Gifts

MCWA welcomes grants from your donor-advised fund (DAF) that you have established as one of your personal investment options. Our public charity status with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) qualifies us to receive these grants as we are a federally qualified tax-exempt organization.

When recommending a distribution from your DAF to MCWA, please request that your name and address in addition to the full name of the DAF be included with the check or contact us in advance to provide this information so we may properly acknowledge your gift.

If you have further questions about giving through your DAF, please contact our Executive Director at headquarters@mcwanet.org or call 225.343.1814 for confidential personal assistance.

Make a Charitable IRA Rollover Gift

If you are age 70½ or older, you can make gifts directly from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to MCWA without paying income tax on the withdrawal.

  • You must be age 70½ or older at the time the gift is made.
  • You must request from the IRA plan custodian a direct transfer of funds to MCWA for the gift to be tax-free (also known as a Qualified Charitable Distribution).
  • Gifts can be used to satisfy your IRA required minimum distribution each year.
  • Each person may give up to $100,000 annually.
  • Gifts can be designated for a specific MCWA project or where most needed.

Funds held in 401(k), 403(b), or tax-deferred annuity plans are not eligible but may be rolled over into a Standard IRA, then used to make tax-free gifts to ministry. Gifts from a SEP-IRA and SIMPLE IRA may qualify. For these special situations, we recommend that you consult with your professional tax advisor.

When instructing your IRA plan custodian to make a gift, please request that your name and address as the donor be included with the check or contact us in advance to provide this information so we may credit it to your account accurately.

If you have further questions about giving through your IRA, please contact our Executive Director at headquarters@mcwanet.org or call 225.343.1814 for confidential personal assistance.

The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an independent attorney or tax advisor.