Ways to Give
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, Attn: Development, 731 Chapel Hills Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920.
Gifts of Appreciated Assets
You can transfer appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares you have owned (for a year or more) to ACSI. These assets are sold by ACSI, and the proceeds allocated to the designation of your choice. You receive the benefit of an immediate income tax deduction at fair market value for 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 Securities Transfer Form and take it to your broker or financial advisor. Email a completed copy to the Development Coordinator.
Matching Your Gift
Matching Gift opportunities that are available through your employer can double, or even triple, your support. Check this listing to see if your company offers this program, or contact your HR department. ACSI qualifies for matching gifts and supports your efforts to have your contributions matched. For more information, email the Development Coordinator.
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 ACSI's mission to strengthen and equip Christian educators and schools. 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.