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Nebraska State Fair 1868 Foundation

We get it. We know you have a lot of choices of where to direct your charitable dollars, but we want you to know that we need you today for a successful fair for tomorrow! By contributing to any one of the campaigns below you are saying you care about the future of your Nebraska State Fair.

1868 Foundation Annual Memberships

Annual Memberships are more than memberships. We like to think of our annual members as members of our family! Because after all, your family is always there to support you, right? And we need your continued support. We get it, families grow and in order for the Nebraska State Fair to grow – we need to continue to grow our 1868 Foundation family! Look over the options below for the membership level that best suits you and join us as we make great things happen for your Nebraska State Fair!

can i buy doxycycline over the counter in south africa $1,868 CONTRIBUTION AND $750 ANNUAL RENEWAL

  • Designated voting member on the Board of Trustees
  • Invitation to the Annual Dinner and Trustee Meeting
  • Gate Admission for two for each day of the fair
  • Special parking and golf cart shuttle service
  • 2 Concert Bundle Packages or (4) Preferred Passes to one Concert
  • Access to 1868 VIP Hospitality Suite during the Fair
  • Name recognition on display in the 1868 Gift Shop
  • Recognition in all 1868 Foundation publications
  • Exclusive 1868 Foundation Member T-shirt

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  • Designated voting member on the Board of Trustees
  • Invitation to the Annual Dinner and Trustee Meeting
  • 8 Gate Passes to your Nebraska State Fair
  • 4 Preferred Seating Passes to one State Fair concert
  • Exclusive 1868 Foundation Member T-shirt
  • Website recognition on Foundation web page

$500 ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION

  • Designated voting member on the Board of Trustees
  • Invitation to the Annual Dinner and Trustee Meeting
  • 4 Gate Passes to your Nebraska State Fair
  • 2 Preferred Seating Passes to one State Fair concert
  • Exclusive 1868 Foundation Member T-shirt
  • Website recognition on Foundation web page

$250 ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION

  • 4 Gate Passes to your Nebraska State Fair
  • Nebraska State Fair collector lapel pin
  • Exclusive 1868 Foundation Member T-shirt
  • Website recognition on Foundation web page

$100 ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION

  • 2 Gate Passes to your Nebraska State Fair
  • Nebraska State Fair collector lapel pin
  • Website recognition on Foundation web page

$50 ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION

  • 2 Gate Passes to your Nebraska State Fair

$2,500 PER YEAR CONTRIBUTION

  • Designated voting member on the 1868 Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Public address announcement about your participation during the Fair
  • Company banner or golf cart escort with grounds wide PSA in one State Fair parade
  • 16 Complimentary Gate Passes to your Nebraska State Fair
  • Additional Benefits may be assigned by the 1868 Foundation

$5,000 PER YEAR CONTRIBUTION

  • Designated voting member on the 1868 Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Public address announcement about your participation during the Fair
  • Company banner or golf cart escort with grounds wide PSA in two State Fair parades
  • 20 Complimentary Gate Passes to your Nebraska State Fair
  • Additional Benefits may be assigned by the 1868 Foundation

Become a member of the 1868 Foundation today!

Life Sponsors

Become a major Sponsor or Donor and know that YOU are making a major difference for your Nebraska State Fair! A gift of any amount makes us so proud; but imagine taking your gift to the next level with a multi-year commitment to be a major supporter of the 1868 Foundation? Multi-year gifts totaling $10,000 or more will receive name recognition on the next capital campaign, renovation or new construction needed for the success of the Fair.

Take pride in knowing that your gift will provide funding for necessary amenities and essential programming ALL of which are crucial to the continued growth of your State Fair!

With a $10,000 commitment payable over 4 years, you will receive a Life Sponsor Pin upon pledge and plaque upon completion. Multi-year gifts totaling $10,000 or more will receive name recognition on the next capital campaign, renovation or new construction needed for the success of the Fair. ***Life Sponsor Members will receive Blue Ribbon Member Benefits***

With a $25,000 commitment payable over 5 years, you will receive a Diamond Life Sponsor Pin upon pledge and plaque upon completion. Multi-year gifts totaling $10,000 or more will receive name recognition on the next capital campaign, renovation or new construction needed for the success of the Fair. ***Diamond Life Members will receive Purple Ribbon Member Benefits***

With a $50,000 commitment payable over 10 years, you will receive a Platinum Life Sponsor Pin upon pledge and plaque upon completion. Multi-year gifts totaling $10,000 or more will receive name recognition on the next capital campaign, renovation or new construction needed for the success of the Fair.

With a $100,000 commitment payable over 10 years, you will receive a Grand Champion Life Sponsor Pin upon pledge and plaque upon completion. Multi-year gifts totaling $10,000 or more will receive name recognition on the next capital campaign, renovation or new construction needed for the success of the Fair.

As you are in the process of completing or updating your estate documents, and would like to consider including the 1868 Foundation in your estate planning, you may find the information presented below to be of particular interest. 

 

As you are in the process of completing or updating your estate documents, and would like to consider including the 1868 Foundation in your estate planning, you may find the information presented below to be of particular interest. 

Per item Basis – Naming Rights to be Determined and Agreed Upon by all Parties Involved

Project Specific Gifts – To be on Permanent Display/Donor Board

Examples Of Planned Giving

We know that Planned Giving and Legacy Gifting can be difficult to discuss – but we also know how important it might be to you to leave a Gift to celebrate your Legacy with the State Fair. We’re here for you. Forever and always. By utilizing one of the creative alternatives outlined below, many people find that they can provide adequately for their family and still include the 1868 Foundation in their planning. 

As you are in the process of completing or updating your estate documents, and would like to consider including the 1868 Foundation in your estate planning, you may find the information presented below to be of particular interest. 

As most nonprofits do, we here at the 1868 Foundation encourage you to consult your tax, legal and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction.

Please do not hesitate to contact Lindsey Koepke at 402-432-1393 or lkoepke@statefair.org. For additional information and to learn more about how you can help the 1868 Foundation carry out our important work forever, simply fill out either of the forms below and we will be in contact with you.

Meet Steve and Diane. When they got married and created a will, they included a $75,000 gift to the 1868 Foundation. As the family grew to include two children, Steve and Diane decided to revise their gift to ensure their children's future financial security.

They met with their attorney and revised the gift language so that the Foundation received a percentage of their estate, instead of a specific amount. Steve and Diane now rest easy knowing their plans will provide for the people and the State Fair they love.

Chris and Anne treasure the financial help they've been able to give their children and the 1868 Foundation over the years. The couple recently updated their will to leave stocks and real estate to their kids. They left the Foundation a $75,000 IRA to be transferred following their lifetime. Because the Foundation is tax-exempt, all $75,000 will help support our mission.

If Chris and Anne had left the IRA to their children, approximately $18,000* would have gone to pay federal income taxes—leaving only $57,000 for their family's use. Chris and Anne are happy knowing they are making the most of their hard-earned money thanks to their updated estate plan.

*Based on an assumption of a 24 percent marginal income tax bracket.

Income Gifts

Solutions for Large Donations

Carol, 68, wants to make a gift to the 1868 Foundation but would also like more income in the future. Carol creates a charitable remainder unitrust with annual lifetime payments to her equal to 6 percent of the fair market value of the trust assets as revalued annually. She funds the trust with assets valued at $500,000.

Carol receives $30,000 the first year from the trust. Subsequent payment amounts vary each year depending on the annual valuations of the trust assets. She is eligible for a federal income tax charitable deduction of $276,880* in the year she creates and funds the trust. This deduction saves Carol $88,232 in her 32 percent tax bracket.

*Based on annual payments and a 3.2 percent charitable midterm federal rate. Deductions and calculations will vary depending on your personal circumstances.

When Lisa's father passed away, she knew she wanted to do something that would establish a lasting legacy for him. She remembered that during his lifetime he was always praising the Nebraska State Fair for its tireless efforts to better his community.

Lisa decided to make a gift to the 1868 Foundation in her father's name using appreciated securities. Not only will her father's legacy live on at the Nebraska State Fair thanks to the gift a, but Lisa also received a federal income tax charitable deduction (because she itemizes her taxes) and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.

Judy purchased a rental property years ago and has watched it grow steadily in value. Still active in her career and traveling frequently, she's beginning to find management of the property more and more of a hassle. At this stage of her life, Judy has decided to move to a 55+ condominium development, where all exterior maintenance is provided and she doesn't have to worry about security issues. Judy sees this as an opportunity to give her rental property to a charity that's important to her while realizing valuable tax benefits.

Judy avoids capital gains tax on the appreciation and qualifies for a federal income tax charitable deduction of $250,000, which is for the property's fair market value today. She is able to claim 30 percent of her $200,000 adjusted gross income, or $60,000, in the year of the gift. In the five years following, she can continue to use up the remaining $190,000 deduction. Judy is happy in her new condo and loves knowing that the gift of her property will make a big difference supporting our mission.

Longtime supporters Jim and Connie have two goals: First, they want to make sure the 1868 Foundation continues to receive support after they're gone. Second, they want to memorialize Jim’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson.

Jim and Connie make a $25,000 donation to the Foundation, which we invest, and each year, a portion of the income from the invested money will be used to support our mission in honor of the Johnsons. Plus, Jim and Connie qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction on their taxes.

Simon and Sheila want to give back to their hometown by putting their money where it will do the most good. They establish a $25,000 donor advised fund with a community foundation.

The couple receives a federal income tax charitable deduction for the amount of the gift. They also get all the time they need to decide which charities to support.

After researching community needs with the foundation’s staff, Simon and Sheila recommend grants for the Foundation (which they’ve supported for years) and the Animal Rescue League. The foundation presents the charities with checks from the Brandon Fund, which Simon and Sheila named in honor of their son. Simon and Sheila are delighted to start this personal legacy of giving.

Richard would like to support the Foundation and provide for his children. Richard received a windfall amount of income and needs a large income tax deduction to offset the income. Following his advisor's recommendation, Richard funds a grantor charitable lead annuity trust with assets valued at $1,000,000. Richard's trust pays $70,000 (7 percent of the initial fair market value) to the 1868 Foundation each year for 15 years, which will total $1,050,000. After that, the balance in the trust reverts back to Richard. He receives an income tax charitable deduction of $854,311. Assuming the trust earns an average 6 percent annual rate of return, Richard receives approximately $767,240 at the end of the trust term.

*Assuming annual payments and a 3.2 percent charitable midterm federal rate.

Why not arrange for a future gift to 1868 Foundation by remembering our organization in your will or trust? Let us help you celebrate your legacy…for a lifetime!

Please do not hesitate to contact Lindsey Koepke at 402-432-1393 or lkoepke@statefair.org. For additional information and to learn more about how you can help the 1868 Foundation carry out our important work forever, simply fill out either of the forms below and we will be in contact with you.

Legacy Program

Legacy Park Bench - $750
The need for additional seating throughout the grounds is great! You can purchase a beautiful, portable park bench with your personal designation. Benches will be placed along major walkways. Each bench includes a customized engraved plaque with your own personal designation.

Contribute

Custom Walkway Paver - $150
Create a lifetime of memories with an engraved concrete paver! This is the perfect way to leave a permanent legacy while supporting your State Fair. Each paver can accommodate up to 4 lines and up to 16 characters per line.

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The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago...the second best time is now! 

To follow in the splendor of the growth of the Nebraska State Fair, the 1868 Foundation would like to continue the growth of the Fair by filling the grounds with trees.

With a $1000 gift you receive a permanent cast bronze plaque with your personalized inscription placed in the ground at the base of a young tree selected from a variety of tress who call Nebraska their home.

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General Fund

When you give to our General Fund, your support will be directed towards continued fundraising efforts and outreach, statewide donor retention and attraction, content generation, administrative support – all the things that keep the 1868 Foundation moving forward.