The Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America (FEZANA) is a non-profit religious organization, registered in U.S.A., Tax ID 36-3521343. all donations to FEZANA are fully tax-deductible for U.S. federal tax purposes.
Why Donate ?
FEZANA is a well established and respected institution in North America, not only famous for it’s FEZANA Journal, it is also a helping hand for the Zoroastrian Community worldwide. Individuals needing assistance with medical problems, or having difficult times; helping students through the FEZANA scholarship programs; promoting the Zoroastrian religion through religious education materials and programs; providing the structure for improving our community togetherness, only to name a few projects. With your help FEZANA makes a difference throughout North America and the world. Please consider making a contribution towards the various FEZANA Funds, FEZANA needs your continued support and donations. May Ahura Mazda bless you.
Gev Nentin & Ratan Mistry
Co-Chairs – Funds & Finance Committee
Some legal strategies for leveraging your donations to maximize tax advantages, reduce estate taxes, and obtain maximum satisfaction out of giving to the FEZANA Funds are suggested below. In all cases, you should consult a competent tax attorney and accountant to ensure eligibility and prepare legal documents, if needed.
Designate FEZANA as a beneficiary in your office donation program.
Most large corporations will match your donation to your designated charity. Many organizations such as Blue Cross and Combined Appeal will allow you to designate FEZANA as your choice for the charity.
Donate appreciated assets like stocks, securities and real estate
The entire value of the asset on the date of the donation is tax-deductible. Furthermore, the donated asset will be removed from the donor’s estate for Federal estate tax purposes.
Donate a life insurance policy to FEZANA.
Leverage your donation by buying a life insurance policy with FEZANA as a beneficiary; or include FEZANA as a co-beneficiary to reduce estate taxes for your heirs.
Trusts can provide an income stream during the donor’s lifetime while also providing benefits for heirs and minimizing transfer and inheritance taxes. Consult an attorney for forming a Charitable Remainder or Lead Trust, depending on your particular financial needs and estate situation.
Principal Benifits of Donating to FEZANA
You can send your donations to:
FEZANA, 5250 South Jackson Street, Hinsdale, IL 60521, USA.
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List of Funds
Donations of over $25,000 into any of the FEZANA Funds will qualify for an endowment named after the donor or a loved one. Only the income from an endowment fund will be utilized for the designated purpose.
At present, FEZANA has four Endowment Funds:
For further information about donations to FEZANA, contact: