What to Give

The simplest way to support IC is through cash gifts. But creative gifts of assets can include stocks, bonds, and property (real estate and personal property such as artwork). These provide you with charitable deductions and can offer additional tax savings as well.

Choose the category of assets below that best fits your situation.

Students with a fake skeleton. Links to Gifts of Cash, Checks, and Credit Cards

Gifts of Cash, Checks, and Credit Cards
A gift of cash is easy to make.

Photo of man with robotic hand. Link to Gifts of Appreciated Securities

Gifts of Appreciated Securities
Smart gift planning combines charitable intent with cost-efficient planning techniques.

Photo of a building on campus. Link to Gifts from Retirement Plans

Gifts from Retirement Plans
Consider retirement-plan benefits for a significant gift to IC.

Photo of students. Link to Gifts of Life Insurance

Gifts of Life Insurance
Life insurance may fund a gift or replace the value of a gifted asset.

A profesor with students. Links to Tangible Personal Property

Tangible Personal Property
Tangible property contributions provide charitable deductions based on a standard of "related use."

Photo of teacher. Link to Gifts of Real Estate

Gifts of Real Estate
Most kinds of real estate may be donated to IC.

Photo of students studying. Link to Closely Held Business Stock

Closely Held Business Stock
Business owners contributing closely held stock are allowed a charitable deduction.


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