Types of Gifts

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Outright Gifts

There are many types of gifts you can make. When you choose to make an outright gift to Cascade Connections, your contribution can be put to work immediately — either by providing funding for current programs or by creating a reliable source of future income by expanding Cascade Connections’ endowment. An outright gift may be composed of almost any asset of value.

Cash Gifts

Cash gifts are the easiest and simplest gifts you can make. You can make cash gifts through credit/debit card transactions, outright cash, personal checks, cashier’s checks, or money orders, made payable to Cascade Connections.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities, Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds

When you give long-term appreciated securities, not only do you receive an income tax deduction equal to the cost basis of those securities, but you also avoid capital gains taxes on the transfer.

If you wish to transfer stocks (including mutual funds) from a brokerage account:
  1. Have your broker call our development director/ Planned Giving Department for further details and information.
  2. Contact our Planned Giving Department to have delivery instructions faxed or e-mailed to your broker or financial advisor.
If you wish to make a gift of physical securities on hand:

We will make arrangements to pick up the certificates from you, facilitating the process for a smooth and easy transfer.  To make arrangements, please contact us at 360-714-9355.

Gifts of Real Estate and Personal Property

You may choose to give a residence or other real property as an outright gift, or you may prefer to give your residence, investment property, or vacation home and retain the right to occupy it for life. Personal property such as paintings, rare books, and musical instruments also make excellent gifts.

Tributes and Memorials

Your gift can honor someone special in your life. All you need to do is check the box on our donation form to make a gift now. Each honoree is notified that a gift has been made in their name to help support the services that Cascade Connections provides. You may also pay tribute through a bequest.