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Many donors ask how to decide the best use of their gift, other donors direct how they would like their gifts to be used, such as for endowed scholarships or new or renovated facilities. We will work with you to decide the best use of your donation.
Tax benefits - Remember, gifts to the Northern Alumni Foundation provide a variety of tax benefits. These include federal and state income tax deductions. Gifts of some assets may allow you to forego capital gains taxes.
Matching gifts magnify your gift to Northern. Thousands of employers let their employees decide where to direct their company’s charitable donations by matching their employees’ gifts. Please check with your employer who may double or even triple your gift with a match.
Consider making a recurring gift (an automatic gift through your credit card or checking account is common). Call and we’ll set it up.
Gifts of marketable securities and other assets are increasingly common among donors. These include common or preferred stock, shares in a mutual fund, personal property related to the University’s educational purpose, or real property. These often have valuable tax advantages.
Gift planning can help you and your family realize the greatest benefits from your gifts to the University for many years into the future. This involves choosing the best combination of assets and vehicles to accomplish your charitable, financial and estate planning objectives.
Want to make a gift but not sure which of these is best? We'd be happy to talk with you. Feel free to call our office or fill out the contact information below and we'll get in touch with you on the many ways you can help Northern succeed.