Ideas for financial giving
There are many ways you can contribute to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Below are some options to consider when making a gift.
Cash and stock
This is the simplest way to give and provides immediate benefits for children who rely on Children's Hospital. These gifts can qualify for income tax deductions. And, if your securities have appreciated in value, giving them as a charitable contribution can help you avoid capital gains taxes.
Endowment gifts yield long-term benefits, as they have the opportunity to generate income that will continue to support kids at Children's Hospital for years to come. To learn more about this type of giving, click here.
Retirement plan assets
Did you know that nearly half of your retirement plan assets can be eaten away by taxes at your death? Contact us to learn how to preserve more of your estate for the people and organizations that matter most in your life.
You can donate a life insurance policy to us or simply name us as the beneficiary. For the gift of a paid-up policy, you will receive an income tax deduction equal to the lesser of the cash value of the policy or the total premiums paid.
If you own property that is fully paid off and has appreciated in value, an outright gift may be the simplest solution. You can deduct the fair market value of your gift, avoid all capital gains taxes and remove that asset from your taxable estate. You can even transfer the deed of your home or farm to us now and keep the right to use the property for your lifetime and that of your spouse.
Employer matching programs
When giving to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation, don't forget to check to see if your employer offers a gift matching program. It is a benefit offered to many employees, and you can increase the value of your gift.