WAYS TO GIVE
- Call: 703-640-7965
- Fax: 703-640-9546
- E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Download form from Membership page and mail to:
Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, 3800 Fettler Park Drive #104, Dumfries, VA 22025
Making charitable contributions is an art -- a creative process that adapts to the changing needs and wishes of each donor. Planned giving enables donors to arrange charitable contributions in ways that maximize their personal objectives while minimizing the after-tax cost.
Depending on the asset given and the gift arrangement selected, a donor can generally expect to obtain some or all of the following benefits:
- fulfill philanthropic goals
- reduce income tax through a deduction for the gift
- avoid capital-gain tax on gifts of long-term appreciated property
- retain a stream of income for life for him- or herself and for other beneficiaries
- increase spendable income
- eliminate potential federal estate tax on property passing to charity upon the donor’s death
- reduce costs and time in estate settlement
Cash is the simplest, most direct, and most popular type of charitable gift. A gift of cash is considered made on the date it is hand-delivered or mailed, and because of the charitable deduction, the net cost to a donor can be much less than the actual amount of the gift.
Securities and Real Estate
Popular alternatives to cash are gifts of appreciated property, such as securities and real estate. Such gifts generate a double tax benefit. In addition to receiving a charitable income-tax deduction for the full fair-market value of the property, the donor escapes any potential tax on the capital-gain element in the property.
Discover the benefit of giving wisely at our Planned Giving site.