Ways to Give
There are many ways you can support The Associate Alumnae of Douglass College. The Associate Alumnae of Douglass College is ready to assist you in determining which means of funding a contribution may be right for you. Please call us with any questions you may have or for further information at (732) 246-1600.
Making your gift online with your credit card allows the AADC to put your gift to good use immediately!
Join the Evergreen Society!
Contribute automatic monthly gifts using your credit card. Giving through the Evergreen Society helps reduce overhead and processing expenses while providing reliable support.
You may send your gift by cash or check to 181 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, made payable to the AADC Annual Appeal.
Gifts of Securities and other Appreciated Assets
A gift of appreciated assets such as stock may provide significant tax benefits. Donating securities or a portion of an IRA or a 401K plan can be done outright or as part of your estate plan. Call the AADC for simple instructions on how to transfer stock or for information on giving other appreciated assets.
Gifts through your will qualify your estate for a charitable deduction, which can reduce estate taxes and preserve more of your assets for family and other intended beneficiaries. If you have already planned a bequest, please let us know so that we can thank you. Contact the AADC if you need information on how to make a gift through a bequest. Note: The proper wording in your will for designating a gift is: “to the Associate Alumnae Douglass College.”
Gifting life insurance is a popular option for those who own policies that are no longer needed. If you purchased a policy to pay for a child’s education or to meet a financial responsibility which has since been satisfied, gifting life insurance may be a means to provide support while realizing an immediate tax deduction.
Charitable Remainder Trusts
A charitable remainder trust allows you to make an irrevocable contribution of cash or property to the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College. Your chosen trustee pays income from the trust to designated beneficiaries for life or a set term of years. At the death of the last beneficiary, the principal is distributed to the AADC. An estate-planning attorney should be contacted to create such a trust.
Charitable Lead Trusts
A charitable lead trust allows you to make a substantial gift by funding a trust and designating the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College as the income beneficiary for a set time period. At the conclusion of that time, the principal of the trust and all capital appreciation is returned either to the donor or a designated beneficiary. An estate-planning attorney should be contacted to create such a trust.
Gifts of Real Estate
You can donate a personal residence or vacation home while continuing to reside there. In these “retained life estate” situations, the property is deeded to the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College, but you retain lifetime use of the property. You also must continue to maintain the property, insure the property and pay property taxes. The current deduction is equal to the market value of the property, reduced by your life income interest.
Unrestricted gifts provide support to our mission. All gifts will be assessed an administrative fee of five (5) or ten (10) percent, depending on the size of the gift, to be used for operational purposes. Per the Agreement, the Annual Appeal is not on behalf of NJC, DRC, Douglass or Rutgers.