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Perceptions Saginaw Valley, a non-profit LGBT organization that serves Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and surrounding areas, in cooperation with the Saginaw Community Foundation, has established a $500 scholarship that will be awarded in the spring of 2008. The scholarship is open to any Michigan resident graduating high school or non-traditional student who has promoted equal rights for the LGBT community.
Applicants must submit an essay describing how they have “promoted equal rights, tolerance and respect for LGBT people along with other forms of diversity,” to the Saginaw Community Foundation by Feb. 15, 2008. Applications and other information can be found on the SCF website http://www.saginawfoundation.org.
When donating to the fund $200 of your gift qualifies for the Tax Credit. For a gift of $200, you would get a $100 credit on your State of Michigan tax return. Additionally, all contributions are eligible for the federal charitable deduction. Assuming you are in the 27 percent tax bracket, your $200 gift would save you another $27 on your federal tax return, reducing your actual cost of a $200 gift to $73.
Be sure to donate directly to Saginaw Community Foundation, 100 S. Jefferson, Suite 201, Saginaw, MI 48607. Make certain that you identify the Perceptions Saginaw Valley Scholarship as the recipient of your gift.
Please send any questions or comments to Tim@PerceptionsSV.org or call (989) 891-1429