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Rethinking Your Holiday Giving: The Gift That Helps Others, Too

November 01, 2010

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 This holiday season, consider adding “charitable gifts” to your list of giving ideas. If any of your loved ones value our mission, you could make a significant gift to us in their honor. Your gift will make a difference at our organization and it will certainly mean a lot to your loved ones.

Ways to Give
If you would like to make a year-end gift to Lewis & Clark in a loved one’s name, following are assets you can use to fulfill your intentions. (You can also receive tax benefits from your gift if you itemize.)

  • Cash
  • Securities that are worth more than you originally paid for them
  • A life insurance policy you no longer need
  • Real estate you do not want to manage any longer
  • Tangible personal property


Request our free guide on popular ways to make a gift to us this holiday season.

If you have questions about honoring a loved one with a gift to Lewis & Clark this holiday season, please contact Sharon Bosserman-Benson for the Undergraduate or the Graduate School at 503-768-7911, 800-753-9292, or, or the Law School development office at 503-768-6901 or We would be happy to help you, at no obligation.


Question MarkTime Your Gift to Receive Your Entitled Benefits
To be eligible for a charitable tax deduction in 2010, you must accomplish the following by Dec. 31:
Cash— Mail your check.
Stock— Complete the entire transfer of securities to us electronically.
Life insurance— Name us as owner and beneficiary of the insurance policy.
Real estate— Deliver the executed deed.
Tangible personal property— Deliver the donated property.


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