Guide to giving

Guide to Charitable Giving in New Jersey

The generosity of Tri-County Scholarship Donors enables us to provide disadvantaged youth in New Jersey with a quality education. Any support that you can provide is greatly appreciated. One this page you can learn about ways to help TCSF continue its mission.


Outright gifts

Outright Gifts – are the most common gifts received by Tri-County Scholarship Fund. Most frequently, this is in the form of cash by check, credit card or money order. TCSF also welcomes gifts of securities and real property and personal property. Outright gifts to TCSF are tax deductible as allowed by law.

A gift today of a fixed-dollar amount or appreciated securities such as stocks or bonds may allow you to take a current charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of the assets contributed.


planned gifts

Planned Gifts – are arranged during a donor’s lifetime, but the benefits to TCSF often do not accrue until the donor or donor’s beneficiaries are deceased. Bequests are the most common planned gifts; others include life income agreements (such as charitable trusts), life insurance and retirement plans.



Bequest – a simple way to make a gift to TCSF is through your will. You can help TCSF plan for the future by informing us of your plans for such a gift.

Residuary bequest

Used to give a portion of the estate after all debts, taxes expenses and other bequests have been paid.

Specific bequest

Specific bequest – wherein you specify a dollar amount (e.g. I give, devise and bequeath to Tri-County Scholarship Fund, located at Four Century Drive, Parsippany, New Jersey 07054 the sum of $_______ or the rest, residue and remainder of my estate ). Your bequest may also take the form of a percentage of your estate.

Restricted Bequest

Restricted bequest – the language should clearly identify the specific purpose. For example, you could establish a named scholarship Fund (subject to required minimums).


Life Income gifts

Life Income Gift – by establishing a charitable trust you can make a gift to TCSF, but retain the right to receive income payment for life. Gifts to charitable trusts entitle you to a current tax deduction and allow you to avoid capital gains tax.


Gift of Life Insurance

Gift of Life Insurance – life insurance may be a means to make a much larger gift than you thought possible. TCSF can be named as a beneficiary, co-beneficiary or a successor beneficiary to receive the proceeds in the event the primary beneficiary is no longer living.


Retirements Plans

Retirements Plans – TCSF can be named as a beneficiary, co-beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of your Individual Retirement Account (IRA), Keogh Plan 401(K), 403(b) or other qualified pension plan.


By giving monthly, you can support Tri-County’s work year-round!  Please select your tax-deductible monthly gift amount below.


Monthly Gift Amount

Help give a child the gift of an education.

With your donation, students are given need-based scholarships to attend elementary and high schools where they are virtually guaranteed to graduate and then go on to college. You can make a transformative difference in their lives by contributing to the Tri-County Scholarship Fund. None of us can do everything but each of us can do something.