opportunities for giving tax-free donations

We Are A Non-profit Organization

  The Southern Genealogist’s Exchange Society, Inc. (SGES) is classified as a non profit organization under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)3. As such, SGES contributions are tax-deductible in accordance with Code section 170. 


SGES exists to foster and support genealogy research for those who share our passion in discovering respective descendants. To that end we operate a genealogy library with more than 8,000 volumes. Internet access and office computers are available for research. Volunteers are available to assist in research efforts. 


Our  support  of  genealogy  research unfortunately is not without cost. Typical operating costs to maintain a Library Building, provide office supplies, equipment, internet services and the like all must be paid for. 

You can make the difference in the services we provide. Your cash contribution as well as regular SGES membership dues helps us continue as a tremendous resource for genealogy research. 


Contributions established in your name, community organization, company, or in memory of a friend or family member can also be made to SGES. Legacy contributions may be made through wills and simple probate-avoidance devices (such as living trusts and beneficiary designations on IRAs, 401(k) s, and other financial and investment instruments). 


Any contribution amount is gratefully accepted. Please make your tax-free donations contribution payable to: 


   The Southern Genealogist’s Exchange Society, Inc. 

   P.O. Box 7728 

   Jacksonville, Florida 32238 

SGES library shelves
SGES library shelves

Donations

Tax-Free Donations

 Persons so desiring can make donations to SGES, a 501c non-profit organization, by several means. Some of these options are t tax-free donations.

Required Minimum Distributions (RMD)

If you subject to Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) or want to include SGES in your estate planning contact your tax advisers to discuss the options. 

Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)

 To complete a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from an IRA to a charity, the IRA owner must:


  1. Already be age 70 ½ on the date of distribution.
  2. Submit a distribution form to the IRA custodian, requesting that the check be made payable directly to the charity.
  3. Ensure that no tax withholding is being done from the QCD to the charity (as the money must actually go to the charity to qualify, and as a non-taxable distribution no withholding should be necessary).
  4. Send the check directly to the charity, or to the IRA owner to be forwarded along to the charity.

Do You Shop at Amazon?

  

Did you know that Amazon will make donations on your behalf to SGES and it won't cost you any more than your purchase price? To make this happen, go to smiles.amazon.com and select Southern Genealogists' Exchange Society. Next step--shop away! Your purchases will automatically  generate a donation. 


To confirm your charity choice is locked in look under the search field for our name following "supporting". Ask your friends and family to "shop for SGES" too...is an easy way to help our organization.

Help Our Cause

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Fundraisers

Annual Fundraiser

As we are a not for profit organization, SGES has no way of generating an income to fund the operational expenses we incur while providing our services and library facilities. Therefore, SGES periodically offers special fundraising events to cover those expenses. These events are posted here.