Types of Gifts

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Outright Gifts

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 expanding Cascade Connections’ endowment and creating a reliable source of future income.

An outright gift can be almost any asset of value. Outright gifts may include:

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

Some donors give a residence or other real estate property as an outright gift. Others prefer to donate their residence, investment property, or vacation home while retaining 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. We notify each honoree that a gift has been made in their name. You also may pay tribute through a bequest.