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CMC Endowment

Through the CMC endowment, we are able to put your donation where it is needed most each year, and you can rest assured that your gift will keep the CMC’s programs going strong well into the future. The CMC Endowment is held and managed by the CMC Foundation. Any donation that you make should be given to the CMC Foundation, but please specify that it is restricted for the CMC Endowment. To learn more, contact our Development Director. Through your support, we can help to continue the legacy of the CMC for another 100 years!


How can I make a gift to the CMC Endowment?

Gifts of Cash

If you itemize, you can lower your income taxes simply by writing a check by December 31. There is no easier way to get a year-end charitable deduction. Make sure your envelope is postmarked by December 31. Gifts of cash are fully deductible- up to a maximum of 50% of your adjusted gross income. Any excess can generally be carried forward and deducted over as many as five subsequent years.

Gifts of Stock

If you own stock, it is almost always more tax-wise to contribute stock than cash. This is because a gift of appreciated stock generally offers a two-fold tax saving. First, you avoid paying any capital gains tax on the increase in value of the stock. Second, you receive an income tax charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the stock at the time of the gift. Make sure you have owned the stock for a longer period of time (usually more than 1 year) to qualify for the tax advantages. Your gift of stock should be postmarked by December 31. A stock broker or trust officer can arrange for an endowment gift of stock for your account. Gifts of appreciated stock are fully deductible, up to a maximum of 30% of your adjusted gross income. Any excess can generally be carried forward and deducted over as many as five subsequent years.

Pledge

If you know you would like to leave a lasting gift to the CMC but don’t have the full amount at this time, you can make a pledge up to 5 years for the amount. For example, if you would like to give a $10,000 gift, you may pay the gift in 5-year installments of your preferred increment. Download pledge form: /Portals/0/Development/PDFs/Endowment Campaign Pledge Form.pdf