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    >> Cash
A gift of cash is the simplest way of giving. A recurring monthly charitable gift can be added to your maintenance statement or automatically billed monthly to your credit card.
>> Pledge
Pledges are encouraged and can be contributed through cash or stock. A pledge is an opportunity to make a significant gift while spreading the commitment over a two-year period.
>> Stocks
Gifts of securities of appreciated value provide significant tax advantages to the donor, and make this giving method highly attractive. Money market funds also make excellent gifts.
>> Life Insurance
A gift of a life insurance policy may provide
an easy way to make a substantial gift. This is particularly appropriate where the insurance policy is no longer needed in your estate planning. A policy can be assigned to Acts Legacy Foundation whether it is paid up, partially paid up, or is a new policy.
>> Bequests
A charitable gift, made by a will, can provide estate tax savings while ensuring that Acts
is supported in the future. You can include charitable gifts in the form of specific property (cash, securities, works of art, etc.), a percentage of your estate, or the remainder of your estate. Your attorney can help you plan the most appropriate type of bequest.
>> Gift Annuities
In exchange for a gift of cash or securities, Acts Legacy Foundation will pay you a fixed annual amount. The rate of the annuity is based on the age of the annuitant. You will incur no immediate capital gains tax on the transfer, part of the annuity payment will be tax-free, and you will receive an income tax deduction for your gift.
>> Individual Retirement Accounts
An IRA Charitable Rollover allows individuals ages 70-1/2 or older to distribute up to $100,000 from their IRA directly to Acts. Rather than benefiting from a charitable deduction for such gifts, you do not have to count the gift as taxable income. Such a gift can take the place of required minimum distributions, which would otherwise
be taxed. You may also name Acts as beneficiary of a portion of your IRA or qualified retirement fund. This can be a percentage or even the
entire amount. If you have no heirs, Acts can be designated to receive the leftover funds in a tax- free lump sum.
>> Matching Gifts
Many companies are willing to match the charitable donations made by current and retired employees. Please check with your company to find if your gift might be matched.
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