Ways to Give

There’s more than one way to support to the Science Factory.  Whether you’d like to make a gift today or create a plan that benefits students of the future, our team is here to help you explore giving options that are right for you.

If you’d like to make a planned gift to the Science Factory, or would like to have a conversation about your gift, please contact the Development Office at rreed@tlsf.org or 717-509-6363 ext. 106, or through this form

Cash

Gifts of cash are always a pressing need at the Science Factory, especially during the ongoing pandemic.  These support our many need-based access and scholarship programs, and make the Science Factory accessible to all.  Cash gifts can be made at any time here.

 

Business Partnerships

The Lancaster Science Factory partners with local businesses in a number of ways to help reach their marketing, volunteerism, and charitable giving goals.  From event sponsorships to tax credit programs to business memberships and beyond, our Business Partner Guide can help you find the right fit for your company.

 

IRA Charitable Distribution

If you’re a donor over the age of 70.5 taking distributions from a traditional or Roth IRA, a gift of part of this income can be an easy and tax-friendly way to support the Science Factory today.  More information is available in our Gift Planning Toolkit

 

Gift by Will or Living Trust

Donors of all ages can support the Science Factory in the future by naming LSF in their will or living trust.  See our Gift Planning Toolkit for more information.

 

 

Beneficiary Designation

Donors at any age can name the Science Factory as the beneficiary of a retirement or life insurance policy, with a portion of the remaining assets being distributed to LSF at the end of the donor’s life.  For more information, see our Gift Planning Toolkit.

 

Gifts of Appreciated Securities

Giving appreciated securities can be a tax-efficient way to support the Science Factory.  The easiest way to make a stock gift is to ask your broker to make an electronic transfer.  They will need the following information.

Account Name:  Lancaster Science Center

Account #:  2475-9323

DTC #:  0164

501c3 link

Broker:  Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., AS Document Control, PO Box 982600, El Paso, TX 79998-2600

Legal Name and Address:  Lancaster Science Center, 454 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17602

Tax ID #:  51-0520671

If you have made a gift of stock, please let us know at rreed@tlsf.org or 717-509-6363 ext. 106, so that we can properly attribute your gift.

 

Legacy Society and Endowment

Donors who have included the Lancaster Science Factory in their estate plans are automatically welcomed as lifelong members of our Legacy Society.  Learn more about supporting the Science Factory in the future through our Legacy Society and Endowment Fund.

 

 


The Science Factory does not provide legal, tax or financial advice to its donors or their advisors. We encourage you to review your gift plans with your professional advisors to determine what is best for you.

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