Current Giving

The following giving arrangements provide examples of various ways that you can make a donation:

Gifts are designated as restricted or unrestricted. Unrestricted gifts enable us to respond flexibly and quickly to immediate needs and new opportunities. These funds help seed new programs and other initiatives. Restricted gifts will be used to support specific and designated projects of Cabrini Mission Foundation. Endowment funds may be created to preserve the long-term impact of specific programs and projects. Securities
Gifts of appreciated securities provide immediate benefit to the Cabrini Mission Foundation and, in many cases, tax deductions for the donor. Capital gains taxes can be avoided and, often, the full-market value of appreciated securities can be deducted if they have been held for longer than twelve months.

Friends are encouraged to establish a named Endowment in support of Cabrini Mission Foundation. The principal from the fund will continue to grow as only the annual earnings (interest) from the fund will be used to support Cabrini programs and institutions.

Real Estate and Other Personal Property
Real property is simply real estate-a home, farm, or other land. Your home, whether a single-family home or condominium, has probably appreciated in value over the years so that its sale would result in a sizeable capital gains tax. By making a gift of property to Cabrini Mission Foundation, you may be able to avoid capital gains taxes altogether. Under certain circumstances, the donor may reserve the right to continue to occupy the home for a specified number of years or for the donor’s lifetime and still receive a charitable deduction. Gifts of tangible personal property, such as art, antiques, rare books or coins, stamps, jewelry or other objects, offer additional ways of giving.

Charitable Lead Trusts
Assets that generate an income or that are likely to appreciate substantially can be put to good use as the principle of a charitable lead trust. A lead trust transfers the income from these assets to the Cabrini Mission Foundation for a designated period of time (typically 10 to 20 years or more). At the end of that time, the assets are returned to the donor, his or her heirs, or any other persons designated. In this manner, donors can direct a sizeable amount of annual income to Cabrini Mission Foundation, while guaranteeing that their heirs will ultimately benefit from the asset.

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