Support the Campaign
All gifts are tax deductible and Mill Pond Learning Foundation, Inc. is recognized as a fully qualified, not-for-profit organization under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Gifts of Cash and Cash Pledges
Gifts of cash may be mutually beneficial, providing funds for the Discovery Center and tax savings for you. Pledges covering a period of three to five years are most welcome since the campaign goals and objectives are expressed over this time frame. Some donors may wish to consider longer or shorter arrangements. Flexibility is key.
Gifts of Stock and Other Securities
Appreciated stocks, bonds, U.S. Treasury notes and bonds, and mutual funds make excellent gifts to the Discovery Center, at the same time resulting in additional tax savings for you. Contribute securities that have increased in value and avoid the capital gains tax that is incurred when you sell appreciated assets. You’ll also get a charitable tax deduction for the full market value of the assets, regardless of what you paid for them.
Gifts Planned or Deferred
A bequest in your will or a living trust can be an effective way of making a gift to the Discovery Center while reducing the taxable portion of your estate. Whatever your goals or financial situation, planned giving offers a number of options from which to choose. The following offers some ideas of how to plan a gift that’s right for you, and is not a substitute for advice from our professional planned giving staff and your own advisors.
As you consider your options, remember that everything you own may be subject to federal estate tax. Charitable deductions allow you to deduct every dollar you give to charity through an outright bequest. Also, property placed in a charitable trust generally will not be subject to federal estate tax when the donor dies.
The Mill Pond Learning Foundation is offering a limited number of naming opportunities during this campaign. You may make a gift in your own name, in the name of your family or company, or to honor or memorialize a loved one. Whatever you choose, the name will always be displayed in a place of prominence.