An endowment campaign raises money to begin or increase
the funds in an endowment. Endowments are a result of the donor's
intention -- that funds be set aside for a specific purpose, often
holding the principle intact. Boards that accept endowment monies
are bound by the donor's intention. Undesignated funds are sometimes
set aside by boards and called "endowments," but because
the board is
permanently bound by its own action and these funds can later be
redesignated for another purpose, such funds are properly considered
"reserves," not endowments.
campaigns are often ongoing when an organization never stops
trying to attract money into the endowment fund. Major and small
gifts to such a fund are welcomed. When funds are solicited for this
purpose then the donor's intent must be assumed to be that they
become part of the endowment and treated as such.
To grow your endowment, develop a program
to help your donors maximize the personal benefits of their
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Gift Planning allows donors to
make major gifts you might have thought impossible. Through
beneficial tax treatments under both state and federal law, planned
giving is the name for a way to make a significant
gift and also enjoy the benefits of these laws.
Careful planning reduces taxes or can even eliminate income
taxes (including capital gain) and transfer taxes (including gift,
estate, inheritance and generation-skipping).
helps donors achieve their goals for your organization while
enhancing personal financial plans and security. By eliminating
these taxes, donors can enjoy
while turning appreciated assets into an income for yourself
Affinity Resources LLC features professional gift planning services. By
working directly with donors, or by designing and implementing
planned giving programs, the future resources needed to accomplish
your mission will be provided.