Where Does My Money Go?
Why I support Interface:
“For almost 40 years, Interface has provided comprehensive services to children and families in crisis and provided leadership in bringing the community together to solve emerging problems.”
—Kate McLean, Community Leader and Former Executive Director
Unique and Critical Programs
Many community leaders acknowledge that our social service system is fragmented and complex. Even the most healthy families are often unable to navigate this complex system. Everyday, Interface provides an alternative: integrated and highly accessible services and supports to youth, adults and families…at the right time…at the right place.
"Interface is focused on intervening early to head off more serious (and expensive!) problems later on. We know that healthy and supported families bring up healthy and supported children."
– Erik Sternad, Executive Director
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. My gift would be small, so why should I bother?
A. Every gift makes a difference. Think about this: 500 gifts of $10 equals $5,000! That amount can make a real difference in the lives of folks who are hurting. All gifts, no matter what size, have a tremendous impact. They fill a broad range of immediate needs and help all the programs of Interface.
Q. Can I give to a specific project or program?
A. Yes. The DONATE page has a space for you to indicate whichever program you wish to support. You may also contact the Development Office directly to get more information on how you can specify the use of your gift.
Q. Who decides where my gift goes if I don’t stipulate a specific area?
A. Unrestricted funds, those not donor-designated for a specific use, are especially important to Interface. Unrestricted funds are directed to the greatest needs by the Executive Director, Erik Sternad, and by the Interface Board of Directors. Many of these needs are high-priority, newly emerging, unbudgeted projects for which no other funding sources exist.
Q. How does giving to Interface benefit me?
A. When you make a gift to Interface you benefit in several ways. First, you get the satisfaction of knowing that you are investing in making children and families strong, healthy and thriving through our region. Secondly, you benefit by being able to deduct all or a portion of your gift on your tax return (check with your tax preparer for details).
Q. What is a matching gift?
A. Matching gifts are gifts from employers that are equal to, or sometimes double, the amount that an employee contributes. Thousands of companies match the charitable contributions of their employees. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. To initiate the process, employees of companies that have matching gift programs must fill out a form available from the human resources department of their company and submit it to the University with their initial gift. Matching gifts are added to a donor’s initial gift and the total is credited toward his/her gift and toward membership in donor gift clubs and lifetime giving totals.
Q. How is annual giving different from planned giving?
A. Annual giving generally refers to outright gifts of money, securities, or property given as a regular, annual gift. Planned giving – charitable support with a pre-established plan – is long-term and usually includes gifts made through wills, revocable living trusts, life insurance, beneficiary designation of retirement plans, charitable trusts, girt annuities, or life income gifts. Click here for more information on Interface planned giving.
Our donors are essential partners helping us to fill the Interface mission. We treat our donors with the highest respect and integrity.
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Interface Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Annual Independent Financial Audit
Interface Fiscal Year 2013-2014 990 Tax Return
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