Giving : How to Give

How to Give

There are many ways that of making a gift to ISCI, each of which expresses a donor’s particular interests and has distinct tax advantages. A charitable gift may be outright, providing immediate, current support. A gift may also be deferred allowing the donor to retain an interest in the gift property or it may be by bequest, as part of an estate plan. Outright contributions, often consisting of cash or appreciated securities, are the most direct way of assisting ISCI’s exemplary work and vision. In addition to gifts of cash, which allow donors to receive full tax benefits if they itemize deductions, outright gifts may include gifts of appreciated securities, gifts of life insurance and gifts of real estate and personal property.

Planned Gifts

Several planned giving options provide a donor additional benefits while providing an opportunity to make a larger gift than the donor ever thought possible. These benefits include: paying income for life back to the donor; providing a charitable income tax deduction; and reducing or eliminating capital gains taxes or estate taxes. Planned gifts can be made through Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Charitable Lead Trusts and a Bequest. These gifts may require the donor to consult with a personal tax or state planning attorney.

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