Ways to Give
Ridgewater College and our students are thankful for the gifts that we receive that help us deliver outstanding education to our students. There are several ways to give to benefit you, our students and the College. Contact us to help you determine your best avenue for giving.
Gifts of cash are the most popular vehicle for contributing to the Ridgewater College Foundation. Cash contributions are completely tax deductible and may provide federal and state tax savings. Cash gifts may be sent in any amount at any time. Foundation cash donation form [PDF]
Non-cash gifts (gifts in kind)
Non-cash gifts are items of property such as equipment, machinery, and supplies or other items donated for educational purposes. Non-cash gifts must be approved in advance and accompanied by our non-cash donation form which includes the fair market value as determined by the donor, as well as terms and conditions for the donation. Foundation non-cash donation form [PDF]
A planned or deferred gift is one that is made today and will be received by the Ridgewater College Foundation in the future. Examples of planned gifts include bequests made in an individual’s will, gifts of life insurance policy proceeds, and gifts made through charitable trusts or charitable gift annuities. Each planned gift provides benefits to you, the donor, as well as the recipient. For more information on making a gift through your will or any planned gift contact Foundation Executive Director.
Securities and Stocks
There are many advantages for donors who donate gifts of securities/stock:
- You get an income tax deduction based on the value of the securities at the time you make the gift.
- You avoid capital gains tax on the appreciated value of the securities.
- The College can immediately use the proceeds for the purpose you specify or for general support of essential initiatives.
- It’s easy!
- The value of your gift will be the average of the high and the low trading prices on the official date of your gift. The date of gift is the day the College Foundation assumes ownership of the security.