Tis the Season for Gifts
The end of the year brings opportunities for reflecting on the
blessings of the past months – reflections that often
into a desire to share those blessings. Gifts to educational
institutions provide immediate benefits while helping to
create a legacy of strong, moral young leaders for our
society. Your donation can combine charitable and financial
objectives, achieving your philanthropic goals while providing
tax benefits. Your attorney or tax consultant can advise on a
plan that best meets your personal needs. Gift options
Gifts of check, credit card or cash in single gifts or a
pledge commitment provide simple, direct means to
• Investment Securities
Gifts of securities (stocks, bonds, etc) owned a year or more
can provide an opportunity for charitable tax deduction.
“Ordinary income” property
Gifts of appreciated property can provide tax advantages.
Examples include inventory and stock that does not generate
capital gains tax treatment.
An appreciated asset, sold for less than its current value to
the School, gives the School the benefit of the full market
value, while providing opportunity for a tax deduction.
Special philanthropic strategies can increase the financial
value and meaningfulness of your gift. Please consider
in your planning:
• Planned Giving
• Gifts in Kind
Opportunity for Donors Age
If you’re 70˝ or older, you have a great opportunity! The
Pension Protection Act of 2006 allows you to make qualified
charitable distributions totaling up to $100,000 per year
directly from a traditional or Roth IRA to qualifying
charities. This provision is available for such distributions
made from January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2007. This is
the perfect time to make a gift to the Capital Campaign and
also receive the tax benefit. Consult your tax advisor for
more information on this great opportunity. Contact the school
for giving ideas.
Opportunities for Existing Pledges or Gifts
If you have already pledged or donated $5,000 or more to the
Capital Campaign, you can designate that gift as a naming
opportunity. A wide range of options provides opportunities
throughout the buildings and grounds of the campus. Please
call the school for more information.
How to Donate
For your convenience, you can find a
Capital Campaign Pledge Card or please call
at 256-430-1760, ext. 109. †
Your support will
make a difference!