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Ways of making gifts

Check
To make a gift by check, please make your check payable to The Hartnell College Foundation, and mail it to the Hartnell College Foundation at 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, California, 93901.

Securities/ Stocks
A gift of appreciated securities to the Hartnell College Foundation can provide you with several benefits, including the avoidance of capital gains tax assessment and the preservation of cash assets. For information and instructions please contact Foundation Executive Director Beverly Grova at (831) 755-6810.

Credit Card
To make a gift by credit card, please call our office at (831) 755-6810 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday, and we will take your VISA or MasterCard information.

Matching Gifts
The value of your gift may be increased if your employer participates in the Matching Gift program. To see if your gift qualifies for a match, please contact your employer's human resources office.

Cash
To make a cash gift, please call the Foundation Office at (831) 755-6810 to make an appointment to deliver your donation. Our office is located at 411 Central Avenue, Room C107, Salinas, CA on the Hartnell College campus.

Real Estate
There may be tax advantages to you to donate appreciated real estate to the Hartnell College Foundation. Please call the Foundation Office at (831) 755-6810 for more information.

Personal Property
Gifts of your personal property may provide you with a tax benefit while breathing new educational life into your prized possessions. Please call the Foundation Office at (831) 755-6810 for information.

Life Insurance
The Foundation accepts gifts of life insurance. Please phone the Foundation at (831) 755-6810 for information.

Donations from your IRA account
Donors who are at least 70 1/2 years old who take distributions from an IRA account and want to support Hartnell can take advantage of a recent temporary tax law change. This law permits donors to contribute up to $100,000 that is withdrawn from an IRA account and paid directly to a charity, with no federal tax consequences.

The amount withdrawn and paid by the account administrator to the charity is excluded from federally taxable income for the year. However, no charitable contribution deduction is permitted. Even those who do not itemize are permitted to take advantage of this new law.

The rules apply to withdrawals and contributions made through Dec. 31, 2007.

Gift Annuities
The Foundation participates in a statewide community college gift annuity program. A charitable gift annuity is a contract in which you exchange a gift of cash or securities for a fixed income each year for the rest of your life (or for the lives of two people). Gift annuities can offer income for life, a tax deduction, a tax-free payout, and a capital gains tax savings, as well as an opportunity to assist the charitable cause of your choice. We can provide you with a free gift annuity analysis by completing the brief questions in our Gift Annuity brochure. Please request a Gift Annuity brochure by phoning the Foundation office at (831) 755-6810.

If you have any questions about any of these ways to give, or if you would like to talk about any of these opportunities, please call our office at (831) 755-6810 or contact Jackie Cruz at JCruz@hartnell.edu.