The Saddleback College Foundation invites you to invest in the future of Saddleback College students and the surrounding community with your tax-deductible contribution. Every dollar invested in Saddleback College makes a significant impact in our community. You are preparing the leaders of tomorrow.
We have an informative planned giving guide here which may answer many of your questions about the different ways to give to Saddleback College.
In brief, below are some of the methods which you could use to support the mission of Saddleback College:
Giving an Asset: The simplest way to support Saddleback College is through cash gifts. But creative gifts of assets can include stocks, bonds, and property. These can not only provide you with charitable deductions, but often offer additional tax savings. Gifts of real estate have the following benefits to the donor; no taxation on the appreciation of real property, an income tax deduction of 100% of the fair market value of property as of the gift date, and a reduction of your taxable estate by the value of the gift less any income tax savings retained or reinvested.
Endowments: A gift can be used to establish an endowment fund that is maintained in perpetuity. The interest on the principal is available each year to fund needed programs, projects, or equipment.
Bequest: A bequest through a will or trust is the most common form of a planned gift. By remembering Saddleback College in your will, you may be able to secure a charitable estate-tax deduction for the value of the gift.
Income-Generating Gifts: Life-income gifts, such as gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and pooled income funds can provide you with an income stream and significant tax savings as well as the satisfaction of supplying Saddleback College with vital resources.
Matching Gifts from Your Employer: Many employers match employee contributions to educational institutions like Saddleback College, so don't miss out on this easy opportunity to double the impact of your gift. Information should be available to you through your HR office. For more information, contact Elissa Oransky, Director of Annual Giving at (949) 582-4481.
Giving Retirement Plan Benefits: You may consider using retirement plan benefits to make a significant gift that will support Saddleback College. Because of the estate and income tax treatment of retirement plan benefits, the cost of your gift to your estate and heirs is often relatively small.
United Way Payroll Deduction: If your employer participates in a United Way campaign, you can direct your pledges by designating the Saddleback College Foundation. Your contribution will be invested.
Gifts of Personal Property: We welcome gifts that can be used by the College (computers, office equipment, books, instruments, automobiles, etc.) Gifts must be approved by the Foundation and the District. To donate a Gift In-Kind, please use the attached form and submit it to the Foundation Office.
For more details see our Planned giving pages here
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I allocate my gift? Yes.
- Unrestricted Gifts will be used by the college in the area of greatest need.
- Restricted Gifts can be targeted to a particular program or purpose.
How can I give to Saddleback College?