The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) Milwaukee Chapter 43 was established on March 17, 1924, less than two years after AHEPA nationally was founded in Atlanta, GA.
In 1959, AHEPA Milwaukee Chapter 43 established a scholarship foundation to support academically gifted high school students and reward those in our Hellenic community who have achieved outstanding success. Since then, there have been nearly 800 recipients, including seminary and Greek School students, who have received in excess of $750,000 in
AHEPA Milwaukee Chapter 43 is looking to enhance its scholarship program through contributions made by an expanded donor base. The addition of new Planned Contributions will allow AHEPA to award more generous scholarships to a greater number of deserving high school graduates.
Planned, or deferred, gifts provide creative and flexible strategies for your estate and charitable planning. Some planned gifts provide income, and many of them reduce your taxes.
Establishing an Endowment
To establish an endowed AHEPA Milwaukee Scholarship, donors must contribute a suggested minimum of $25,000, which must be paid at one time or within five years. Scholarship funds are managed by the AHEPA Milwaukee Scholarship Foundation.
Benefactors are invited to set the qualifications for the endowed scholarship and help select the recipient, provided he/she meets all criteria. The greatest benefit of establishing a Scholarship Endowment lies in knowing you are supporting the mission of the AHEPA Milwaukee Scholarship Foundation.
We appreciate your consideration. The AHEPA Milwaukee Scholarship Foundation is organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and exempt from federal income tax.
Donors who wish to establish an AHEPA Milwaukee Scholarship Endowment but would like to make smaller contributions over a longer period of time can participate in the Building Blocks program. Building Block participants will establish a donation schedule with the AHEPA Milwaukee Scholarship Foundation and must meet their $25,000 obligation within 10 years of the endowment’s establishment.
Gifts During Lifetime
You can maximize your impact, receive an immediate tax deduction, and experience the joy of generosity.
Donor-Advised Fund - Instead of writing checks directly to AHEPA Milwaukee Scholarship Foundation, you can manage ALL of your charitable giving with a Donor-Advised Fund - which works like a charitable checking account. You give assets into the Fund, receive an immediate income tax deduction, and then recommend grants to the AHEPA Milwaukee Scholarship Foundation and other charities over a designated timeframe. This is a great tool for windfalls, inheritances, and year-end business profits.
Gifts that Pay Income
With careful planning, you can provide yourself or someone else annual income while providing meaningful support to the AHEPA Milwaukee Scholarship Foundation. You can do this through: Charitable Gift Annuity or Charitable Remainder Trust.
Gifts at Death
These gifts ensure future generations will benefit from your generosity and legacy.