Ways to Invest in the Foundation's Mission
Cash Contributions can be given in a variety of ways-by check, credit card, or electronic funds transfer (EFT) from your bank account. You can give securely online today and set up a schedule for regular giving with a method and frequency that works for you. You may also send a check to
ACSI Education Foundation
PO Box 65130
Colorado Springs, CO 80962
Gifts of Appreciated Assets
Giving appreciated stock can be more beneficial to you than giving cash. You can transfer appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares you have owned for one year or more to the Foundation, which will be sold and the proceeds used in support of our transformational mission. You receive the benefit of an immediate income-tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of transfer, no matter what you originally paid for them. You pay no capital gains tax on the transfer when the stock is sold. Giving appreciated stock can be more beneficial to you than giving cash. Simply download the ACSI Education Foundation Securities Transfer Form and take it to your broker or financial advisor. Email a completed copy to the Foundation Assistant. For more information on gifting appreciated assets, email the Executive Director.
Matching Gift Programs may be available through your employer-doubling, even tripling your support. Check now to see if your company offers such a program or contact your human resources department. ACSI qualifies for matching gift support and welcomes and supports your effort to have your contributions matched.
Gift Assets from Your IRA during Your Lifetime
If you are 70½ or older, you can make cash gifts totaling up to $100,000 from your traditional or Roth IRA to ACSI without incurring federal income tax on the withdrawal. If you do not have an immediate need for mandatory distributions from your IRA, you can gift them to the Foundation to advance the strategic growth, influence and the effectiveness of Christian schooling worldwide through innovation, research, advocacy, and the stewardship of resources.
This is good news for people who want to make a charitable gift during their lifetime from their retirement assets, but have been discouraged from doing so because of the income tax penalty. The current provision is retroactive to January 1, 2015 and does not expire. View a sample letter.