CASA of Cook County accepts charitable stock donations through E-Trade Financial. Although every gift to CASA is tax-deductible, donations of stock significantly increase your tax benefits. By donating appreciated securities (that you’ve held for longer than one year), you can avoid paying the mandatory capital gains taxes if you had instead sold the stock and donated the cash proceeds.
First, find out whether or not your employer has a Matching Gift Program. Then, double or even triple the value of your donation to CASA of Cook County. Just ask your resource department for a matching form, send it to us, and we’ll complete the paperwork. Many companies even make charitable donations that match the time you spend volunteering.
Planned giving (or “charitable gift planning”) refers to the process of making a charitable gift of estate assets to one or more nonprofit organizations. These contributions require consideration and planning in light of the donor’s overall estate plan.