When considering a gift to A.G.B.U. Manoogian Demirdjian School (“MDS”), there are many opportunities that will not only support the excellence of the school’s outstanding programs, but may also provide you a tax-deductible contribution. While MDS is grateful for all contributions, the following types of gifts are especially appreciated:
Unrestricted gifts of cash are the most popular and easiest way to support the school's mission. Gifts may be made in a single contribution or pledged and paid in installments.
Stocks and Securities
Gifts of stocks or securities benefit you and the school. This type of gift is tax-deductible and you may avoid paying capital gains tax on the appreciated stock or security.
Often a gift of appreciated stock offers tax benefits to the donor. Not only can the donor take a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the stock for securities held long-term, capital gains tax on the appreciation can be avoided.
For tax purposes, the gift is valued at the average of the high and low price on the day the shares are delivered or transferred to MDS per IRS Regulation section 25.2512-2(b)(1).
Donors are advised to consult with their own legal, tax, and estate planning professionals when considering gifts other than cash. To make a gift of stock or securities, please contact our office.
The impact of a contribution can be greatly increased by a matching employer gift. When considering a donation, consult with your employer, and if applicable, forward the completed matching gift form to our office with your contribution. A matching gift can dramatically increase your support for the school.
MDS greatly encourages and appreciates future gifts made through one’s estate. Bequests are the most common way for donors to make their ultimate gift to the school. If you are interested in learning more about gift planning, please contact your estate-planning professional.