Planned Giving

Because I said I would relies on charitable gifts to meet program needs and to support our future. There are a number of easy giving options from which you can choose to help – from naming because I said I would as a beneficiary in your will; to the donation of stocks or mutual funds. See planned giving options below:


You can provide for the future of because I said I would by naming because I said I would as a beneficiary of your will or trust. By doing so your estate may save taxes.


You can name because I said I would as a beneficiary of all or part of your IRA, 401(k), 403(b) or other retirement plan. You may also include because I said I would as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy.


You can donate stock and mutual funds to because I said I would. If you have held the stock for more than a year you can deduct the fair market value of the stock as a charitable contribution on your personal tax return as of the date of the gift. Also, if the stock has appreciated in value, you will avoid the capital gains tax that you would pay if you sold the stock and gave the resulting cash to the charity.
These transfers should be done without selling the stock, so please contact because I said I would to coordinate a broker to broker transfer.


Double the impact of your gift to because I said I would. Many companies will match dollar-for-dollar gifts made to nonprofits by their employees. Search for your company below for more details. If your company is not found, talk to your Human Resources department about charitable matching contributions, then contact us at


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100% of your donation goes directly to our charitable programs. Not a penny of your support is bogged down by administrative expenses. How? All of our organization’s overhead expenses are covered by our Founder’s speaking engagement fees. Many influential speakers keep their speaking fees as personal income, but Alex ensures that all of his earnings are given charity. We promise that your support will used to purchase supplies and equipment for community-based volunteer projects, character education materials for kids and other essential programming costs.

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Checks can be made out to because I said I would. and sent to our address at:
20525 Center Ridge Rd. Suite 500
Rocky River, OH 44116