The Jeffrey Hayek Memorial Fund will pay for the construction and maintenance of a very special baseball field in the memory of Jeffrey Hayek.
The Fund now has non-profit, tax-deductible status through the Community Foundation of Frederick. And you can give securely online!
What does this mean?
This means the Fund will continue to grow through your donations and other fundraising activities, and all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law through the Community Foundation’s 501(c)(3) status. The goal has not changed. We are raising money to create and maintain a field, and 100% of your gift will be used for that purpose.
What is the Community Foundation of Frederick County?
The Community Foundation of Frederick County holds more than 600 charitable funds that provide grants to non-profit organizations and scholarships to students throughout Frederick County. You can learn
more about the Community Foundation by checking out their website at www.cffredco.org.
Why is Jeff’s Fund part of the Foundation?
Orignially, we had set up the fund in a special no-interest, no-tax checking account with a local bank. Although this account served our purpose initially, it gave no official provision for Jeff’s fund as a nonprofit. Jeff’s fund is now classified as a “donor-advised” fund with the Community Foundation, which means all expenditures from the Fund must be relevant to our purpose of creating a baseball field on the Evangelical Lutheran Church’s 44-acre campus in Urbana. Expenditures are approved by the Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
How can I make a contribution to Jeffy’s Field?
Thanks to our affiliation with the Community Foundation, you now have two ways to give:
1. The easiest way is click on this link:
This is the link to the Jeffrey Hayek Memorial Fund’s donor page on the Community Foundation of Frederick’s web site. The Community Foundation provides secure online giving via MasterCard or Visa.
2. Or, you can make a check payable to “Community Foundation of Frederick County” with “Jeffrey Hayek Memorial Fund” in the memo line. Mail the check to the Community of Foundation of Frederick County, 312 E. Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701.
When will the family be notified of your gift?
The Community Foundation will send a thank you note for your generous donation within 24 hours of receiving it, and will also notify the Hayeks that a gift from you has been received for Jeffrey’s Fund. The thank-you note will include the tax information that you need.
If you have already sent checks to the previous address at “1010 Hull Street” we can still pick those up and transfer those donations.
This baseball field is something we can dream about and work hard toward completing, but it is you and y our generous gifts that will make it become a reality. The outpouring of support so far has been overwhelming. We just wish Jeffrey were here to see it. Robin, Brian, Bailey, and Evan thank you from the bottom of our hearts.