Direct Gift - Gilbert, Iowa Education Foundation

Direct Gift

  • Cash, a gift transferred immediately from you to benefit the Gilbert Education Foundation, often is the most convenient and easiest form of giving. Parents, alumni and friends make annual gifts by writing a check or using a credit card.  Cash gifts generally can be deductible if you itemize your taxes.

 

  • Securities, may be contributed as outright gifts or as a pledge payment. When you make a gift of appreciated securities (stocks, bonds or mutual funds that have grown in value), your income tax deduction is equal to the fair market value of the securities and you may avoid capital gains taxes on the transfer.

A gift of appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy way for you to make a gift. Here are some of the potential benefits:

- Avoid paying capital gains tax.

- Receive a charitable income tax deduction.

- Enjoy possible increased income.

- Further our mission today!

  • Gifts-in-kind, are items of tangible property such as art, books, computer equipment, or livestock. When donated for related educational purposes, they are recognized at their fair market value. An independent appraisal is required for gifts-in-kind valued at more than $5,000.Cash, a gift transferred immediately from you to benefit the Gilbert Education Foundation, often is the most convenient and easiest form of giving. Parents, alumni and friends make annual gifts by writing a check or using a credit card. 

 

  • Real estate, can be contributed as a current outright gift or a gift through your estate. It also may be given to finance a deferred gift such as a charitable remainder trust. Available gifting options allow for continued use of the property for your lifetime or for lifetime income. Please visit with your financial planner and/or lawyer.

 

  • Please contact your financial planner to give a donation in this form (i.e. stocks, bonds, annuities, real estate, trusts, mutual funds, gifts-in-kind)

 

  • Please contact Cherie Torresi, Foundation Development Consultant, for any cash donations.  Phone - 515-708-5001 or Email - gef@gilbert.k12.ia.us

 

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