Individual Support

The Institute for Global Ethics (IGE) welcomes gifts to the Annual Fund which can be best spent for any immediate purpose. Those donors who wish to have their gift fund a special project may specify how their gift is intended to support IGE. There are many ways to make a gift to IGE and this page will help you determine which donation option is right for you.

All donations to IGE are tax deductible. Please note that the Institute's fiscal year runs from June 1st to May 31st. For more information, please contact our staff by calling 888.607.0883.

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Our organization runs, in large part, off donations by visitors such as yourself. Consider making a one-time donation today or read below about other giving options.

Other Ways to Give

  • Outright Gifts
    The most direct method of giving to the Institute for Global Ethics is with an outright gift of cash, stocks, bonds, real estate, or other tangible personal property. Outright gifts may be given in one donation, or with several donations over two or more years. Contributing an outright gift may yield an immediate tax deduction. Employers frequently match outright gifts, in the case of a donor working for a company or corporation with a matching gift program.
  • Recurring Gifts
    For those donors who would like to contribute on a monthly, bi-monthly or other recurring basis, the Institute can accommodate your specific needs. Contact us to learn how.
  • Real Estate, Stocks, Bonds, and Other Types of Securities
    Real estate, stocks, bonds, or other types of securities that have appreciated in value since the time they were purchased make excellent gifts. By donating these items to a charitable organization, donors may receive capital gains exemptions. In most cases, such gifts also yield a charitable deduction equal to the full market value of the gift at the time of the transfer.

    Donors may receive tax deductions for the current market value of works of art, rare books, boats, antiques, and other tangible property.

Planned Giving

  • A Gift by Will or Bequest
    A gift made to the Institute through a will, commonly known as a bequest, enables donors to make contributions without diminishing assets during their lifetimes. Donors may specify how bequests support the chosen charity, for specific purposes or for general support. A bequest offers donors the opportunity to make gifts of personal assets that can be fully deducted from an estate. Gifts may be for specific amounts, a percentage of the estate, or for specific property within an estate.
  • Life Insurance Gifts
    A gift of life insurance is another means of making a contribution to the Institute. The Institute may be named as the owner and irrevocable beneficiary of whole and term life policies. Such gifts may be a paid-up policy, an existing policy with cash value, or a new policy. Premiums paid after the policy has been contributed to the organization are deductible, and donors earn charitable deductions equal to the present cash-surrender value of the policy.
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
    Charitable remainder trusts make it possible for donors to retain or even increase income during their lifetimes for themselves or for the lifetimes of other beneficiaries and, at the same time, to donate substantial gifts at the time of their death to organizations about which they care. Charitable remainder trusts may be particularly advantageous if the donor's assets are highly appreciated, but provide minimal income. Charitable remainder trusts may be structured to pay donors or their beneficiaries a fixed amount or a fixed percentage of the market value of the trust. A contribution to the Institute in the form of a charitable remainder trust makes it possible for donors to receive income for life while making a gift of the principal to the Institute after the death of the income beneficiary. Cash, stocks or other securities, or real estate or other property may be used to fund a charitable remainder trust.

For More Information

To find out more about these and other gift options, please consult with your legal or financial advisor to discuss their benefits and to ensure that you receive the tax benefits you desire and deserve. Highly technical rules govern certain types of charitable giving. While IGE staff members do not provide professional advice on estate planning, they are happy to discuss with you and your professional advisors—in confidence—gift opportunities that fit your needs and intentions.

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