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Oct 23, 2014

Double Your Tax Benefits By Donating Appreciated Stock

If you traditionally give cash to your favorite nonprofit at year end, consider this: higher tax rates and strong stock returns make donating stock an especially attractive tax-saving move. Many stocks in the last year have posted strong returns. And with higher tax rates, investors face paying increased capital gains tax on their investments if sold. 

Making a donation of stock can double your tax benefit. If you donate an appreciated security, you will avoid paying the capital gain on the sale. In addition, the gifted stock allows you to deduct the value of the donation on your tax return. The general rule is that the deduction for property donated to charity is equal to the fair market value of the donated gift. As a result, the donor does not have to “recognize” the gain on that gift for tax purposes.

Janus Youth Programs is equipped and ready to receive your stock donations. Just tell your broker you wish to donate stock to Janus and they can help you decide which security to transfer to our donor account at Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. 

Our stock donation account is as follows:

   Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
   For the Benefit of Janus Youth Programs
   DTC #0141
   For account number contact Rosalie Karp at (503) 542-4605

Rosalie Karp, our Advancement Director, can assist you in making the transfer. She will need to know what is to be donated so Janus can properly receipt your gift. Call her for assistance at (503) 542-4605.

In addition, Lindsey Adegbite, Registered Client Associate with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, can answer any questions you may have. She can be reached at (503) 603-2151.

Remember, it is wise to consult with your tax advisor when contemplating gifting money or property. Visit our Stocks & More Ways To Give page for more information. 

Janus Youth Programs is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
Federal Tax ID 23-7345990


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May 22, 2017
Scholarships Awarded To Our Youth

On May 17th, the Janus Board of Directors, staff and community members honored 15 youth in our programs who were recipients of our scholarship awards. Now in its sixteenth year, the scholarships open the door to education for our youth by helping to pay for school expenses such as tuition, books and rent.

This year’s scholarship recipients are from an array of Janus programs including Insights Teen Parent Program, Imani House, Changes, Annex I, Harry’s Mother and Hope Partnership. Special thanks to Robert Gootee and Moda Health for their support in launching the Scholarship Fund in 2001 and to Joanne Senders—a generous donor who established the Joanne Senders Scholarship Fund.  

Photo: Left to right: Jeremy Ericksen, Thomas Spisla, Christian Ford, Griffin Thomas, Robert Gootee, Gustavo Portillo-Soto, Fariborz Pakseresht, Dennis Morrow and Dalon Murray. Not pictured: Alejandra Hernandez, Nicholas Schafer, Elishah Eduardo Asbaugh, Johnathan Baker, Cayce French, Robert Miller, Agustin Estrada-Vargas, Ezequiel Vasquez, and Bailey Allman.

May 08, 2017
Youth Voices—In Their Own Words

My experience at Cordero House was one of the most significant events to have happened to me. Let me start with a background of who I am. I came from a small village in the countryside of El Salvador. At a young age, I learned to be independent, going to school and helping with the daily chores. I moved to the city for a very brief moment before flying to the U.S. At first, I felt strange and overwhelmed with everyone and everything around me. As time went by, I found myself in a state of confusion. Alone, I had no one to turn to ask for help. Instead, I did things that to this day I regret. Such events led to me spending time in a youth corrections facility.

May 01, 2017
Employee Spotlight—Angie Corll

Angie knows what it feels like to run away. She did it for years, running away from abusive and neglectful homes, opting for freedom and danger of the streets over security. This life on the run led her down many dark paths for years until she became the kid that no one wanted to take in. Finally, in 1993, with the help of her probation officer, she entered a Janus residential program. That was a turning point. Says Angie, “I was blessed to have been given a second chance.” Now she works as a Youth Care Specialist at our Oak Grove shelter in SW Washington, helping youth who are facing similar life crisis as she did. We talked to Angie to find out how her experiences has prepared her to serve our youth.

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