Give the Gift that Keeps on Giving!
The Share Endowment Fund was established by our Board of Directors to allow donors to bestow gifts that are a continuing source of help to Share. Donations are invested in conservative interest/dividend bearing instruments with the annual earned income used to support program needs. Gifts may be made to the Endowment Fund in a number of ways; the following may be helpful as you consider the best way for you to make a gift.
Wills or Bequests.
Giving through your Will can be a convenient way to leave a lasting legacy to benefit the Share Endowment Fund. The testamentary gift under your Will may be in the form of a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or a stream of income from a testamentary trust.
Gifts made to the Share Endowment Fund in cash or by personal check are among the most common ways to contribute. A cash gift provides you with an established value for federal income tax purposes.
Stocks & Securities.
Charitable giving through stocks, securities, or mutual funds is one of the most advantageous methods for purposes of maximizing your charitable deduction of federal income tax purposes. If you have owned appreciated stock or securities for more than one year, you may deduct full fair market value of the stock as a charitable contribution and avoid all capital gains taxes; consult your accountant or tax preparer for your specific situation.
Consider a life insurance policy to endow a gift to the Share Endowment Fund; the gift may be for all or a portion of the proceeds.
Collectibles, such as art, jewelry, antiques, and other items of personal property make excellent gifts to the Share Endowment Fund.
Trusts & Annuities.
Charitable remainder trusts enable you to make a gift to the Share Endowment Fund and continue to receive income from that property for life. A Charitable lead trust, by contrast, enables you to make a gift of the income from the property for a period of time with the remainder interest in the property passing to family members.