Memorials and Tribute Gifts

Honor Someone Special With a Gift in Their Name

If you have a loved one who has been impacted by Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor them or celebrate a special occasion, such as a birthday, while supporting our mission. Your memorial or tribute gift will extend the legacy of your loved one and will make a difference.

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An Example of How It Works

John and his mother smiling When John's mother passed away, he knew he wanted to do something that would establish a lasting legacy for her. He remembered that during her lifetime she was always praising Second Harvest for its tireless efforts to better the community.

John decided to make a gift to Second Harvest in his mother's name using appreciated securities. Not only will his mother's legacy live on at Second Harvest thanks to the gift, but John also qualified for a federal income tax charitable deduction and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Cecilia Bynum at 408-266-8866, ext. 135 or cbynum@shfb.org for additional information on creating a memorial gift at Second Harvest.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you make a memorial gift to Second Harvest through your estate, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: Second Harvest of Silicon Valley
Address: 4001 North 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95134
Federal tax ID number: 94-2614101

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