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No. Orange County welcomes the public and its residents to make charitable donations and gifts to support favored efforts and County-sponsored activities. These gifts would help Orange County to carry out many of its vital services as a supplement to the County's General Fund and annual budget.
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It is an encompassing fund for Orange County government, so donations can be given to support any department or County-sponsored activity. All gifts are tax deductible and used for the purpose for which they are given and acknowledged as such. Additionally, this fund is a framework for receiving a variety of donations, which are managed by SunTrust Bank.
Programs range from the Frail Elderly Fund, Spay/Neuter Program for Pets, Newborn/Parental Training and Safety Support, Tobacco Use Prevention/Smoking Cessation, Job Partners – Homelessness Initiative, Parks and Recreation Equipment and Amenities. Donations may also be made to other County projects, programs and services, such as the Arts Commission and Veterans Memorial.
You can view all the available giving opportunities prior to making your donation.
The Orange County Community Giving Fund accepts donations online or checks can be mailed to:
ATTN: COMMUNITY GIVING FUNDOrange County Finance & Administrative ServicesPO Box 8181Hillsborough, NC 27278
Yes. When you make a gift, you receive the full tax advantages available by law for gifts to public charities. Donors are able to avoid capital gains tax for gifts of appreciated assets, and donors’ estate tax liability may be reduced. SunTrust Bank will provide a receipt to substantiate your charitable income tax deduction in the year the gift is made in accordance with IRS rules.
The “Payment History” tab within the SunTrust Bank donation portal offers donors the ability to view previous online donations. There is an option to print individual donations for record keeping purposes.
To learn more about the fund, please send an e-mail to email@example.com or call Orange County Finance & Administrative Services at 919.245.2455.