Guide to GivingAs you consider your year-end tax planning, we hope you will consider making good use of the income tax charitable deduction. No matter what your income, you can almost always lower your income taxes through donations to FairVote’s reform work. Here are some ideas for supporting FairVote. We would be pleased to help you with any of the below and any other donation questions.
- Gift of Stock – If you own stock, it can be wise to contribute it
directly rather than cash. A gift of appreciated stock both avoids a
capital gains tax and provides a charitable deduction.
- Monthly Giving – Regular gifts are a big help, and many of our
donors make monthly contributions via credit cards or automatic bank
- Gifts of Real Estate – A residence, vacation home or acreage
may have appreciated in value through the years so that giving it to
FairVote would avoid a sizeable capital gains tax and still provide the
benefits of a (large!) charitable deduction.
- Bequests –Depending on your wealth, federal and state estate
taxes can take a large share of one’s estate. Even if there is no tax
benefit for you, we hope you will consider a charitable bequest to
FairVote in your will – and let us know of your plans.
- Combined Federal Campaign – FairVote is part of the Combine
Federal Campaign for federal workerse and expects to be in 2008. Our
CFC number is 10132.
- Employer Matching - Some employers will match or even double-match charitable gifts. If your company has such a program, please enclose the form along with your gift.
For more information on making a special gift to FairVote, please contact Cynthia Terrell at ct(at)fairvote.org or (301) 270-4616.