Ways To Give
Gifts of Cash
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Gifts of cash can be deducted against a larger portion of your taxable income than can gifts of appreciated property. Cash is the simplest medium for a donation and provides us immediate benefits. Your gift can be made to us outright, or can fund one of our life income arrangements.
The IRS allows you to claim charitable deductions for gifts of cash up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income (AGI - your total taxable income for the year). Alternately, if you use appreciated property instead of cash to make your gifts, you can claim deductions up to only 30 percent of AGI. Although excess deductions may be claimed over the five years after the gift is made, if you are looking for substantial immediate tax deductions you may be better served giving cash instead of property.
You may mail your gift to our home campus at 5422 Clinton Blvd, Jackson, MS 39209 or use your credit card online on this site. If you wish to support a particular campus, please note the campus with your gift.
Give an Investment Asset Instead of Cash
Using appreciated securities to make your gift can deliver more tax benefits to you than using cash.
In many cases, giving RTS appreciated assets may be more beneficial than continuing to maintain them.
Gifts in Kind
You may make a gift to RTS of certain items of value, such as automobiles, boats on trailers or art items. For a list of specific materials or equipment we need and can accept, please contact the local campus development offices.
Plan a Gift in Your Estate
Your bequest helps ensure that we will do the work that you support far into the future - without affecting your assets during lifetime.
We offer a wise, charitable alternative to the double taxation awaiting your retirement plan in your estate.
You can turn surplus life insurance coverage into a charitable gift to Reformed Theological Seminary, or use a new policy to create an endowment from income instead of capital.
Partner With Us in Your Giving
Make a gift to our pooled income fund, and receive both income back and the benefits of a charitable mutual fund.
You can give us your home and continue to live there, or sell it to us at a charitable discount.
You will receive stable lifetime payments that are taxed attractively when you create a charitable gift annuity. Download the charitable gift annuity application.
You can receive income to help you meet many family obligations from the most flexible gift plan, a charitable remainder trust.
Increase your estate for your children while delivering years of income to Reformed Theological Seminary with a charitable lead trust.