At Maine People’s Alliance, we believe that we must stay the course across generations. Since 1982 we have worked to build a powerful movement that equips Maine people with resources and opportunities to lead progressive change. We want to be here to continue this work for another forty years and support every generation as they arrive to this movement. Your contributions can ensure their arrival is fully supported – no matter what and no matter when.
“I am proud to be including MPA in my will. I've been fed by MPA, physically and spiritually, far in excess of what I will pledge upon my departure. MPA and its leaders and volunteers give me much hope for the future of Maine and I look forward to helping MPA for years to come.”
- Rafael Macias, MPA member leader from Topsham
A sustaining, legacy gift can come in many forms, see some common options below. Gifts to MPA (a 501c4) are not tax deductible, but donations to our sister organization, Maine People’s Resource Center, will receive tax deduction benefits to the fullest extent of the law. Both organizations serve and empower the people of Maine to make and be part of effective social change.
Include a gift as part of your estate and financial planning by adding MPA to your will. If you are looking to make a will for the first time and don’t have an attorney, check out freewill.com to create your initial will and easily add MPA as a beneficiary.
For information about MPA’s stock broker/company to transfer securities to MPA, please reach out to MPA’s Co-Director Amy Halsted
“No matter what the future holds for Maine, I know that we will need an organization that knows how to help everyday people have a voice in the decisions that affect our lives. That’s why I am happy that even after I’m gone, I can continue to support those who come next. It’s an honor to be a part of moving that forward, even in a small way.”
- Jenny Rottman, MPA board member from Portland
If you are over 70 ½ years old, you may use the mandatory withdrawal amount – or a portion of the amount (up to $100,000) – from your IRA to make a charitable gift to Maine People’s Alliance.
You can name MPA as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy just as you can name people beneficiaries.
“MPA has played a huge role in my life and it is extremely important to me that the organization continues into the future. That is why I am including MPA in my estate planning. So many of MPA’s campaigns are important to me—especially the Mallinckrodt lawsuit and cleaning up the Penobscot River. MPA has proven time and time again that everyday people can fight together with the drive and commitment it takes to see initiatives through to the end and win.”
-Tim Conmee, MPA member leader and board member from Orrigton
Many employers offer matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Check with your employer to see if they will match your gift to MPA. You may also make a donation by payroll deduction through MaineShare through our sister organization Maine People’s Resource Center.
For other non-cash gifts you are considering to contribute to MPA, please reach out to MPA’s Co-Director Amy Halsted to discuss the details.
“I have been a proud MPA member for many years because we stand up for all the people. MPA is an effective organization, and we know how to win campaigns for social justice. But for me, the most important part of MPA is the way the organization has supported me as a transgender person. I’m making a legacy gift because being part of MPA is more than working with a team, it’s like being part of a family.”
- Davida Ammerman, MPA Board member from Addison
To make your gift tax deductible donation, please visit our sister organization Maine People's Resource Center’s website for more information or share their EIN # 22-2586108 with your stock broker, financial advisor, attorney, employer, etc.
Any questions or if you have already listed MPA as a beneficiary to any of the above types of contributions, please reach out to Development Coordinator Allison Riddle. If you are not ready to make a legacy gift but would like to make a one-time or recurring cash donation, you can make your contribution here.
Thank you for all the ways you support MPA – your gift will sustain our mission for generations to come.