Many donors ask The College of Idaho to decide the best use of their gift – these are unrestricted gifts which we call the Boone Fund, our annual fund. Other donors direct how they would like their gifts to be used, such as for endowed scholarships, faculty chairs, student programs, or new or renovated facilities.
Tax benefits - Remember, gifts to The College of Idaho provide a variety of generous tax benefits. These include federal and state income tax deductions. Idaho taxpayers may also qualify for up to $1,000 tax credit. Gifts of some assets may allow you to forego capital gains taxes.
Consider making an annual gift (a automatic monthly gift through your credit card or checking account is common). Call and we’ll set it up. Or make a gift online. Or mail a check to:
Gifts of marketable securities and other assets are increasingly common among donors who support the College. These include common or preferred stock, shares in a mutual fund, personal property related to the College’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 College of Idaho 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. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff is available to assist you and your professional advisors in determining which plan will meet your needs and objectives.
Matching gifts magnify your gift to the College. 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.
Want to make a gift but not sure which of these is best? Call and we would be happy to meet with you.