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Gifts of Stocks and Bonds

Gifts of Real Estate

Gifts of Retirement Assets

Gifts of Cash

Gifts of Insurance


 

Gifts of Stocks and Bonds

A gift of your securities, including your stocks or bonds, is an easy way for you to make a gift.  By making a gift of your appreciated securities, you can avoid paying capital gains tax that would otherwise be due if you sold these assets.

Here are some potential benefits:

Avoid paying capital gains tax.
Receive a charitable income tax deduction.
Enjoy possible increased income.
Further our mission today!

Make your gift today by electronic transfer!

It’s easy.  Please contact us for delivery instructions to make a transfer from your brokerage account to R-MA.

Send us your gift by mail

If you hold securities in certificate form, you will need to use two envelopes to complete your gift.  In the first, place the unsigned stock certificate(s).  In the other, include a signed stock power for each certificate.  You may obtain this from your broker or bank.  Please remember to use certified mail to send it to:

Development Office
200 Academy Drive
Front Royal, VA 22630

 

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Gifts of Real Estate

A gift of your real property (such as your home, vacation property, vacant land, farmland or ranch or commercial property) can make a great gift.  If you own appreciated real property, you can avoid paying capital gains tax by making a gift to R-MA.

Here are some benefits you may enjoy:

Avoid paying capital gains tax.
Receive a charitable income tax deduction.
Leave a lasting legacy.

How you make a gift of real property

Your real property may be gifted to our organization by executing or signing a deed transferring ownership.  You may deed part or all of your real property to our organization.  Your gift will generally be based on the property’s fair market value, which must be established by an independent appraisal.

Can you make a gift of mortgaged property?

Please contact us if the property you wish to give has existing debt or a mortgage.  Check with us on the capital gains tax implications of your gift.  You may be interested in life income options described here.

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Gifts of Retirement Assets

A gift of your retirement assets [IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax deferred plan] is an excellent way to make a gift.  By making a gift of your retirement assets, you will help further our work.

Give your retirement assets in your will

Did you know that 50%-60% of your retirement assets may be taxed if you leave them to your heirs at your death?  Another option is to leave your heirs assets that receive a step-up in basis (such as real estate and stock) and give the retirement assets to our organization.  As a charity, we are not taxed upon receiving an IRA or other retirement assets.

How to transfer your retirement assets

Your retirement assets may be transferred to us by completing a beneficiary designation form provided by your plan custodian.  If you designate our organization as a beneficiary, we will benefit from the full value of your gift because your IRA assets will not be taxed at your death.  Your estate will benefit from an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift.

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Gifts of Cash

A gift of cash is a simple and easy way for you to make a gift.  You will receive a charitable tax deduction that will provide you with savings on this year’s tax return.

A cash gift is a simple and easy way for you to make a gift.  Your gift can:

Make an immediate impact on our mission today.
Provide you with a charitable income tax deduction.

Make Your Gift Online Now!

It’s easy.  Just click here and complete our online donation form.  

Send Us Your Gift By Mail

You can send us a check or money order.  Please let us know if you want your gift used for a specific purpose by indicating that purpose either in the memo line or in a letter to us.  Send mail to:

Development Office
200 Academy Drive
Front Royal, VA 22630

 

Contact Us for More Information

If you have any questions about making your gift, please contact us by clicking here to send us an email with your questions or comments.

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Gifts of Insurance

A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to us.  If your life insurance policy is no longer needed or will no longer benefit your survivors consider making a gift and help further our mission.

Make a Gift of Life Insurance Today

Did you know that you can give your life insurance policy to us today and receive a charitable income tax deduction?  You can then make deductible contributions to us each year which we may use to pay the premiums.  We benefit from the proceeds of your policy.

Designate Us as Beneficiary of Your Policy

You can also designate us as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy.  You will continue to own and can make use of the policy during your lifetime.  The policy will be included in your taxable estate when  you pass away, but your estate will benefit from an estate tax charitable deduction for the value of the gift to us.

Contact Us for More Information

If you have any questions about your gift of life insurance, please click here to send us an email with your questions or comments.