You can support CCES in many ways. Unlike tuition payments, philanthropic gifts provide tax benefits to donors, either now or in the future. Your gifts may be restricted to a specific purpose, such as an endowment in support of faculty salaries, or unrestricted, such as contributions to Annual Giving.
Cash gifts, which are tax-deductible, may be made by check, credit card, in person, through the mail, or online.
Matching gifts are available through many corporate programs. Please let us know if we can assist in researching or completing matching gift forms.
NON-CASH GIFT OF SECURITIES
Non-cash gifts of securities, such as stock, or other assets, such as life insurance, annuities, and real estate, may be made through your broker or the CCES Advancement Office. Giving securities may allow you to make a larger gift without affecting your cash flow. You will also avoid capital gains tax on appreciated securities. Securities may be designated for Annual Giving, Endowment, or Capital Gifts. Consult your financial advisor for information about the tax implications of a gift of securities or other assets, such as a charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder trust, or charitable lead trust.
Planned gifts come in all shapes and sizes and can be bequests, charitable gift annuities, life insurance, charitable remainder trusts and retained life estates. These gifts offer many opportunities to you, your family, and CCES.
DONOR ADVISED FUND
A donor advised fund, or DAF, is an account established at a public charity that allows donors to make charitable contributions, receive an immediate tax benefit and recommend grants from the fund over time.
Put simply, a DAF can be thought of as a charitable savings account: a donor can contribute to the fund as frequently as they like and then recommend grants to their favorite charities when they are ready.