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What Your Clients Can Give

Cash

A gift of cash usually made in the form of a check, is the most direct and popular way of gifting. Gifts may be made to an existing fund or create a new fund. Click here for instructions and to open and print the ACCF pledge card. (PDF opens in separate tab or window.)

Stock

An alternative to cash is gifting appreciated stock. Click here for further information. (PDF opens in separate tab or window.)

Real Estate

If you have owned a home, a vacation home, acreage, or a farm for many years, a charitable gift of that real estate can be especially tax-advantageous. Click here for further information. (PDF opens in separate tab or window.)

Retirement Plan Assets

Many donors find it advantageous to use their retirement plans for charitable giving purposes. One option to assist you in passing retirement plan assets on to your heirs is to name ACCF as beneficiary of some or all of those assets, and channel other assets to your loved ones. Click here for further information. (PDF opens in separate tab or window.)

Charitable Lead Trusts

Some donors wish to create a charitable lead trust whereby they designate a payment to ACCF for a specified duration. After the term ends, the principal is paid to the donor or any other non-charitable beneficiary selected. Click here for further information. (PDF opens in separate tab or window.)

Life Insurance

If a previously purchased life insurance policy is no longer needed, it may be desirable to use the insurance policy for charitable gifting. Click here for further information. (PDF opens in separate tab or window.)

Bequests

A will is a powerful instrument to use as a means of making gifts to ACCF. The various types of bequests are: general, specific, contingent, residuary, and percent. Click here for further information. (PDF opens in separate tab or window.)

Life Income Gifts

Some donors choose a Charitable Remainder Trust to fulfill their charitable giving. This instrument allows the donor to receive a fixed or variable annual payment from the trust, with the remainder being paid to the charitable beneficiary following the donor's death. Similarly, a Charitable Gift Annuity allows the donor to receive a fixed annual payment for their lifetime. The residual dollars are paid to ACCF upon the donor's death. Click here for further information. (PDF opens in separate tab or window.)

Note: ACCF's Gift Acceptance Policies and Guidelines are available by contacting the Foundation office at 419-281-4733 or contacting ACCF by email.


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