Types of GiftsBut I don't have anything to give...
You would be surprised what you could leave behind. Simple estates with a house, a car, a couple bank accounts, a few investments, life insurance and other possessions can add up to many hundreds of thousands of dollars...that means not only leaving something for your heirs, but leaving behind a legacy for charitable causes. What has been important to you and your family throughout your life? We hope one of the things is the care you received at Fulton County Medical Center.
Look below to learn more about the assets most commonly used to fund a gift. Please note this is a guideline to offer you a variety of options in which to support FCMC Foundation. Please see your CPA, attorney, or financial advisor for suggestions on how best to invest your money and which gift would be most beneficial to your family.
- Gifts of Cash
Gifts of cash are the most common form of contribution to FCMC Foundation. Making a donation of cash is as simple as writing a check, authorizing a charge on your credit card, or enrolling in our electronic fund transfer (EFT) program. Click here to Donate now.
- Appreciated Securities
Stock that has increased in value is one of the most popular assets used for charitable giving, once it has been held for a minimum of a year. Donating appreciated securities is a simple gift and can offer you a greater tax benefit than an equivalent in cash. Using appreciated securities entitles you to a charitable deduction for the fair market value of the donated asset, and you avoid paying the capital gains tax you would pay if you sold the appreciated securities. Click here for Planned Giving
- Gifts of Real Estate
Using real estate, such as your house or commercial property to fund a gift allows you to preserve your cash assets, receive significant tax and income advantages, and make a larger charitable gift than anticipated. Almost any type of real estate with a minimum value of $50,000 may be donated and carries the same advantages as gifts of appreciated securities. You can even donate your principal or vacation residence while retaining lifetime use. Click here for Planned Giving
- Gifts that Pay an Income
A gift that pays income provides benefits to both giver and receiver. Gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and pooled income funds can provide donors or their designated beneficiary with an income stream, significant tax savings and the satisfaction of providing FCMC Foundation with vital long-term resources. These gifts can be funded with cash, appreciated securities, or real estate. Click here for Planned Giving
- Gifts of Life Insurance
Donating your life insurance could be a wonderful way to fulfill your desire to support our work. By making FCMC Foundation the beneficiary of an existing policy, you make good use of your resources and expand your ability to make a significant gift. Click here for Planned Giving
A bequest can be made through various estate vehicles such as a will, a trust, retirement plan benefits, or insurance policies. By making a bequest to FCMC Foundation, you may secure an estate tax charitable deduction for the value of your gift. Click here for Planned Giving