Your gift to NPCA leverages your individual power to collectively extend Peace Corps values and service. As the go-to resource for the dynamic and vibrant Peace Corps community, NPCA uses your generous gift to ensure programming that responds to our members’ needs and interests. NPCA encourages you to read more about our members and why they give.
In service to our community, NPCA:
- provides a platform for members and friends to share ideas and advance service through the National Peace Corps Association Social Network
- offers unique programming such as Next Step Travel (travel for fun and service), RPCV Mentoring and Global Education (resources for “bringing the world home”)
- hosts gatherings/events outside of Washington, DC to help unite the community around common purposes and projects
- advocates and provides advocacy opportunities to support the values of the Peace Corps
- works to locate and engage all 250,000 individuals who ever served or worked with the Peace Corps through our Find the 250k Campaign
Please join us in providing the support necessary to allow NPCA to help our community members take the next step in changing the world.
Your gift will be gratefully accepted and acknowledged.
Ways to Contribute
There are many ways to include the National Peace Corps Association in your philanthropic plans throughout the year.
- Contribute online
- Mail your check to NPCA : National Peace Corps Assocation, 1900 L St. NW Suite 610, Washington, D.C. 20036
- Give a gift of stock
- Rollover your IRA distribution
- Make a Corporate Matching Gift through your employer
- Give at your workplace through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC 11708)
- Join NPCA’s Director’s Circle by making a gift of $1,000 or more
- Join NPCA’s Leadership Circle by making a gift of $100 or more
- Join the Legacy of Peace Society by including NPCA in your will
- Honor or memorialize a loved one
- Help NPCA establish a permanent endowment to provide unrestricted support for programs and operations. Contact NPCA President Glenn Blumhorst with your pledge to help us reach our minimum goal of $50,000 needed to establish the fund.
- Invest through the Calvert Foundation Microenterprise Program
Why We Give
Read why the following members of our community support the NPCA:
- Janet Greig (India 1966-1968)
- Audrey Scherer
- Andrea Cruse (Bulgaria 2008-2010)
- Kay Gillies Dixon and Kevin Dixon (Colombia 1962-1964)
- Jack and Angene Wilson (Liberia 1962-1964)
- Pat Wand (Colombia 1963-1965; Eastern Caribbean 1969)
- RPCV of Wisconsin-Madison
- Frank Yates (Ghana 1973-1976)
- Kristina Owens (Bolivia 2000-2002)
- Carol Freeman (Philippines 1965-1967)
- Wayne and Wanita Blumhorst
- Jonathan Pearson (Micronesia 1987-1989)
- Harriet Lipowitz (Malaysia 1969-1971)
- Virginia Volpe (Sri Lanka 1992-1994)
- Other RPCVs
Gifts of Stock
To make a gift of stock, follow the instructions here on this page (or download here). Instruct your broker to transfer the securities to:
SunTrust Investment Services, Inc.
2250 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
Account: National Peace Corps Association
Account Number: 073-512710
SunTrust DTC number: 0226
Once the stock is received in the NPCA account, it will be liquidated. You will receive a letter from the NPCA acknowledging your donation and the value of the donation as it arrived in the NPCA’s account.
Important: please be sure to notify Emily Bello (phone: 202-293-7728, ext. 20; fax: 202-293-7554; or email firstname.lastname@example.org) to indicate that you are making a gift of securities. You may wish to use this sample letter to provide written authorization for the transfer of securities. Thank you!
IRA Charitable Rollover: A Win-Win for you and the NPCA!
If you are 70 1/2 years or older, you may have the opportunity to give back to a cause you support without suffering adverse tax consequences. Congress has extended the provision of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 that enables donors to make tax-free gifts totaling up to $100,000 to one or more 501(c)(3) organizations, including the NPCA. These donations can be made from IRA accounts only until December 31, 2013, so give now to your favorite non-profit with no federal income tax liability. Click here for more information.
Note: while the provision ended on December 31, 2013, it is expected to be extended later this year. Watch this page for updates.
Corporate Matching Gift
Do you or your spouse or partner work for a corporation that makes matching gifts? If so, this is an opportunity to increase the size of your gift, usually by 50% or more. Some corporations even match gifts after retirement for certain employees.
Check with your corporation (often the marketing or personnel department) to learn more. Then mail the form along with your contribution to NPCA.
Honor or Memorialize a loved one
Celebrate a special event or commemorate a loved one by making a gift to NPCA. What better way to say, “I love you” than to give a gift in the name of a person dear to you. Life occasions such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, Peace Corps’ swearing in or Close of Service, graduations and more present opportunities to show someone that you are making a gift to support National Peace Corps Association.
Whether your gift is in honor, in celebration or in memory NPCA treats your gift with the respect it deserves. Your gift shows your depth of feeling for your loved one and at the same time constitutes an investment in NPCA’s programs that extend Peace Corps values and service.
To inquire about the status of your membership in NPCA, your member group(s) and/or the Director’s Circle, or for further information on how to donate, contact Emily Bello, Manager of Membership and Operations, at 202-293-7728 x20, email@example.com. We also invite you to visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Calvert Foundation Microenterprise Program
In recognition of the success of microfinance in helping the world’s poor to raise their standard of living, the National Peace Corps Association created a Microenterprise Program through which member groups and individuals have the opportunity to invest in micro-credit initiatives. That NPCA loan pool has surpassed $1 million, giving testimony to the RPCV community’s ongoing commitment to the developing world. Join others in helping eliminate extreme poverty in the world. INVEST TODAY!
The MEP program happens through the purchase of Community Investment Notes issued by Calvert Foundation. Investors with a minimum of $1,000 earn a fixed financial return of 0-3%, while generating social returns that are measured in microenterprises and jobs created.
Support of the Peace Corps community
While most MEP investors are individuals, many NPCA member groups also recognize the MEP as a worthwhile place to invest funds that are available for a minimum of one year. Friends of Kenya and Nigeria as well as RPCV groups in Chicago, San Diego, Minnesota, South Florida and Washington D.C. have already invested in the MEP.
Among the 550 million people who are currently living on less than $1 per day, there are countless prospective entrepreneurs who have the ability, initiative and energy to change their own lives. This is not a donation that creates dependency but an investment that empowers individuals. By helping people develop a source of income, we also increase the opportunities for their children to attend school and improve health and nutrition levels of these families.
About Calvert Foundation
For over 10 years, Calvert Social Investment Foundation, a nonprofit organization, has been working to make community investment a safe and convenient option for all investors seeking to make a positive social impact. To make community investment accessible to a wider audience, Calvert Foundation has removed critical barriers by creating investment products that blend both financial and social returns. With more than USD 150 MM in assets, Calvert Foundation focuses on using investment capital, rather than conventional philanthropy, to create a sustainable, scalable model that enables nonprofit organizations, microfinance institutions and social enterprises to address critical social problems.
Calvert Social Investment Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, offers the Community Investment Note, which is subject to certain risks, is not a mutual fund, is not FDIC or SIPC insured, and should not be confused with any Calvert Group-sponsored investment product. This article is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy these securities; the offering is made only by the prospectus, which should be read before investing.