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The most usual type of gift is cash, made payable with a check or credit card authorization.
Checks should be made payable to College of Menominee Nation.
The College of Menominee Nation accepts donations from VISA and MasterCard.
At times, a gift of stocks or securities will meet the donor’s financial needs.
Stocks and similar gifts may be held in the College portfolio or sold with the proceeds benefiting CMN.
If you consider transferring an investment vehicle to the College, please contact the Advancement Office for assistance.
The College may be named as a beneficiary of an insurance policy or other death benefit by assigning sole ownership of the policy to the College of Menominee Nation. You will want to consult your financial planner concerning how such a gift might benefit you for income and estate tax purposes. Advance consultation with the College will allow you to designate how the gift is used and recognized.
Remembering College of Menominee Nation in your will is as simple as including a line that reads: “I give to the College of Menominee Nation the sum of $_____" (or specifically described property). If you have already established a will, a gift to CMN may be added with a codicil.
CMN encourages you to discuss your intentions with the Advancement Office before drafting a will or codicil to assure that your gift can be accepted for use in a way that meets your wishes.
Real estate or personal property that you no longer need may have significant value to CMN and in some instances a gift of this type may have substantial tax benefits for you. Real estate examples are a personal residence or vacation home, farm or commercial property, or undeveloped land. Personal property might include valuable works of art, rare collections, equipment, jewelry or antiques.
The valuation of a gift in kind for IRS tax purposes must be determined by the donor through a qualified appraisal. The College will describe the gift and acknowledge its receipt but is not permitted to issue a statement of worth.
Please initiate a discussion with the Advancement Office via email@example.com, or call us at 800-567-2344 or 715-799-6226, ext. 3114 if you are considering the donation of a gift in kind. This will assure that acceptance of the property is compatible with CMN’s mission and objectives and that CMN is able to provide appropriate care, maintenance, or disposition of your gift.
Many corporations encourage employees to give to charity by creating Match Gift funds through which the company will contribute to a nonprofit cause that the employee supports. Match gifts are typically 1-for-2 or dollar-for-dollar. This means, for example, that your $100 gift to the College of Menominee Nation would realize a total donation of $150 or $200.
If you or your spouse is employed, ask the Human Resources or Personnel Office representative about Match Gift opportunities. If the firm has a program, all you need to do is request a Match Gift application from HR/Personnel, verify your gift in writing on the form, and enclose the signed form when you send CMN your contribution. Your employer and CMN will do the rest.
United Way campaigns, community foundations and similar organizations that “pool” contributions for investment and allocation generally allow a donor to specify where his or her gift will be used. If you participate in one of these, you may request that all or a portion of your donation be directed to College of Menominee Nation.
To honor geographic restrictions, Brown County residents may direct their gifts to benefit the College of Menominee Nation Green Bay.