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Cash – This is the most simple form of gift, whether for EGRNOW! or for EGRFOREVER! The Foundation is able to receive cash, checks or a charge on your credit card, and the donation is deductible for federal tax purposes.
Investment Assets – By donating appreciated investments (stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etc.) to the Foundation, donors not only receive standard tax deductions, but they also avoid capital gain tax on the investment’s appreciated portion.
Real Estate – In addition to the same tax benefits as when donating appreciated investments, the donation of appreciated real estate offers the donor an effective way to meet charitable goals without a direct effect on the donor’s liquid asset base. (requires approval from EGRSF Executive Board)
Collectibles – Many donors have assets which are of great value but which may be “complicated” to share with their family members. Antiques, painting and other collectibles can often help a donor satisfy charitable goals. (requires approval from EGRSF Executive Board)
Life Insurance – Life insurance is an excellent vehicle for donating to the Foundation. A more complete discussion on this kind of gift appears below under “Planned Gifts.” (requires approval from EGRSF Executive Board)