Which gifts really make a difference?
Any of these that are listed below
Direct (cash) gifts may be made as single-payment donations or pledged and paid over a designated period of time. You will find information on options for making a direct gift at the “How to Give” tab.
Some donors prefer to make a commitment to Alamo Colleges with a pledge of $250 or more, payable over a period of months of or years. Pledge terms and payment may be discussed with Carolyn Young, Donor Relations. For more information contact Carolyn at 210-485-0048.
If your employer supports a matching gift program you may be able to double – or even triple - your gift to Alamo Colleges. Information on matching gifts is usually available through your employer’s Human Resources Department. Alamo Colleges Foundation staff can help you determine whether your company participates in a charitable contribution matching program and assist you with completing any necessary paperwork.
Gifts of Physical Assets:
Alamo Colleges will accept gifts of real estate and personal property on a case-by-case basis. Real estate gifts can be in the form of undeveloped property, a personal residence or farm, rental property, or commercial property. Donors of such property are entitled to an income tax deduction based on its appraised value.
Alamo College representatives carefully examine each potential gift prior to acceptance in order to ensure that responsibilities of ownership are consistent with our strategic plan and to reduce the possibility fo of liability issues related to the property.
Personal property of value may also be donated to Alamo Colleges and may entitle the donor to an income tax deduction for its appraised value.
Gifts in kind:
Alamo Colleges accepts gifts of equipment, materials, and services which may be used to support our commitment oto students and to teaching and learning excellence.
If you are interested in making a donation of real estate, personal property, or a gift-in-kind to Alamo Colleges, please call Carolyn Young, Donor Relations, at 210-485-0048.
Planned Gifts enable donors to make substantial contributions to the Alamo Colleges in ways that complement their tax, financial, or estate plans. In planned giving, benefits to the giver may be immediate, while actual transfer of assets may be deferred. Examples of planned gifts include the following:
- Life insurance
- Charitable gift annuity
- Charitable remainder trust
- Charitable lead trust
Planned gifts are usually arranged through consultation with estate or financial planners. We are happy to talk with you and your financial advisors to design the most advantageous ways of giving to the Alamo Colleges.
Endowed gifts provide permanent and perpetual benefits to the Alamo Colleges. Endowments are created through gifts of money or property that are invested in accordance with Alamo Colleges Foundation policy. Earnings on the principle provide expandable expendable funds to support designated initiatives. The principal remains intact and may be asses to over time. Gifts are made to the Foundation’s endowment, with the “corpus” invested and the interest earned each year funding the need served by the gift. Generally, distributions begin one year after the corpus is fully funded. A minimum of $20,000 is required and can be paid over a period of years.
Endowed gifts leave a powerful legacy. They constitute a perpetual, living memorial to the donor’s interests and generosity through:
- Scholarship endowments
- Professional development opportunities for faculty dn and staff
- Special programming such as film or lecture series
- Equipment and facilities enhancements or updates
- Awards to recognize student, faculty, or staff accomplishments
The minimum gift requirement to establish an endowment fund is $20,000 which may be paid as a one-time gift or pledged and paid over one or more years. To start an endowment or to obtain additional information on starting a endowment, please contact Carolyn Young, Donor Relations, at the Alamo Colleges Foundation at 210-485-0048.
The Alamo Colleges Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation. Your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
If you would like to talk with us about making a gift to the Alamo Colleges, we will be happy to meet with you. Please call Deborah Martin at 210-485-0048 or email at to firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a convenient day and time.