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There are numerous ways to enhance the College of Engineering experience. To encourage people to support organizations such as the college, donors receive generous tax breaks and savings opportunities. However, these gifts require careful forethought. We look forward to meeting with you and your advisors to structure a gift that best fits your personal, financial, and charitable goals.
Cash is often the most convenient and easiest form of giving. A majority of the college's alumni and friends make gifts by writing a check or using a credit card.
Securities may be contributed as outright gifts or as a pledge payment. When you make a gift of long-term appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, or mutual funds that have grown in value), your income tax deduction is equal to the current fair market value of the securities, and you may avoid capital gains taxes on the transfer. [Return to Top]
Many of the College of Engineering's most successful supporters consider gifts of business interests, such as closely held stock, S-Corporation stock, LLC interests, and shares of professional corporations. These most sophisticated giving methods require careful planning and coordination with a donor's tax and financial advisors.
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Real estate can be contributed as an outright gift or a gift through your estate. It also may be given to fund a deferred gift such as a charitable remainder trust. Other gifting options allow for continued use of the property for your lifetime or lifetime income. Any gifts of real estate, including your residence, farm, undeveloped land, vacation home, or commercial property should be discussed with legal or financial representatives. [Return to Top]
Bequests naming the College of Engineering in a will or a living trust are the easiest and most popular deferred gift plans used by alumni and friends. Donors may name the college as a percentage beneficiary, for specific dollar amount or specific assets, or as a residual or contingent recipient. Your assets can be designated to support the college for the purposes you have documented. [Return to Top]
Retirement accounts often are exposed to income and estate taxes, which may be avoided or reduced through a deferred gift. Naming the College of Engineering as a beneficiary of your retirement account can provide a meaningful gift for the college and produce significant tax savings for you and your heirs. [Return to Top]
A charitable trust to benefit the College of Engineering is established when you transfer assets (cash, securities, or real estate) to a trust and the assets are then invested to pay an annual, lifetime, or term-of-years income to you or other beneficiaries. When the trust matures, the remaining trust assets are distributed by the trustee according to your wishes. A wide variety of charitable trusts are available to meet your individual needs.[Return to Top]
A paid-up life insurance policy makes an effective charitable gift. Many people own life insurance policies they no longer need. The College of Engineering can take a policy's cash value or retain the policy for its death benefit. To receive a current income tax deduction, the College of Engineering must be named as owner and beneficiary of this type of policy. College representatives will explain how to determine the value of the income tax deduction. [Return to Top]
As members of the faculty and staff, you have a clear understanding of the impact of recent budget cuts and the challenges we face as we look to insure that future generations have access to a quality education at a reasonable price. It is important to focus on what we can do collectively. When we invest in ourselves we convey to the community and, more importantly, those that have traditionally supported us that we believe in ourselves. [Return to Top]
Parent and family members of Cal Poly Pomona recognize the exceptional value the College of Engineering provides. As a result, many of them make a point to contribute to this fund which helps underwrite student group activities and academic competitions, guest speakers, tutorial services, community service activities, and those students hit by emergency situations that call for short-term resources beyond their family's capabilities. [Return to Top]
If you have any questions or need more information about donations, please contact Senior Director of Development Patrick Stewart at 909.869.5128 or by e-mail at email@example.com.