- Donors who do not itemize may take a tax deduction for cash gifts of up to $300 per person, $600 per couple.
- This is an efficient way to give. For example, a couple in a 20% tax bracket can give $600 and reduce their tax liability by $120. The charitable organization receives $600 and the donor pays $120 less in taxes.
See how your gift can make a difference:
Converse is a non-profit organization that is supported by our current students, our alumni, and our community. Whatever area you choose to support, your investment fuels Converse’s momentum as we soar to new heights as an institution.
Our online giving system enables you to easily pledge your gifts online. For your convenience, you now have the ability to make your pledge payment monthly or annually. Just select reoccurring donation on the form and chose which method you prefer. Once the form is completed, an e-mail confirmation from Converse will be sent to you.
Including Converse in your long-term financial or estate plan allows you to provide meaningful support to Converse while helping you achieve your own personal and financial goals.
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Members of our team will work with you to make a gift of securities. For more information, contact Lisa Marchi at 864-596-9011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Electronic Stock Transfer
Converse can help you make a gift of securities. For electronic stock transfers, you should instruct your broker to transfer the shares directly to Converse University’s account:
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Fax number 888-848-5011
DTC Number: 2027
Account number: 25971703
Your broker’s instructions should include:
- your name as the donor
- the name of the stock and the number of shares
- the purpose of the gift (e.g., Converse Annual Fund)
Prior to making delivery, please have your broker confirm the above instructions with the Office of Institutional Advancement by contacting Advancement Services at 864-596-9011 or email email@example.com.
Advance notice of incoming securities will ensure that all items can be promptly accepted by the bank and properly credited to the donor.
Physical Stock Gift
If you have the stock certificate in your possession and it is listed in your name, you may mail the unendorsed certificate and a separate signed stock power to the address below. Please note that you should mail the certificate and the stock power in separate envelopes for security purposes. We recommend mailing stock certificates via registered mail, as an additional precaution.
Converse University Advancement Services
580 East Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302-1931
Cash Wire Transfers & Mutual Fund Transfers
Please contact Lisa Marchi at 864-596-9011 for instructions.
Secure a Matching Gift From Your Company
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees (and their employees’ spouses). To find out whether your employer has a matching gift program, enter your company name below or contact your Human Resources Department.
For more information on matching gifts, please contact Anna French at 864.596.9009 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The cap on deductions for a charitable gift increased from 60% to 100% of adjusted gross income.
- This applies only to cash gifts.
- Gift amounts beyond 100% of a donor’s adjusted gross income can be applied up to five additional years.
- This provides an opportunity for additional tax savings for donors making large gifts. For example, if a donor makes a gift of $100,000 in one year and has an adjusted gross income of $100,000 for that year, there would not be any income tax liability. If the gift were $130,000, the donor could claim a deduction of $100,000 in the first year and claim a deduction for $30,000 in the following year.
- Persons 72 years old and older with an IRA are not required to take a minimum distribution in 2020.
- This is significant because the amount of the RMD is based on the value of a person’s portfolio of stocks on December 31, 2019. With market uncertainty since that date, the required distribution would be significantly more than if based on current value. Not having to take a distribution in 2020 allows a retiree to leave their money in the market and hopefully see the value of their stock restored.
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