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Your Gift

Philanthropy is the strategic giving of your time, talents, and treasure. There are many ways to make a lasting impact on the lives of students. Below are some of the many vehicles you may use to invest in Gateway’s mission all while achieving your goal of improving the lives and circumstances of students and their community.
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Ways to give to your foundation

The following types of gifts are accepted by Gateway:


A cash gift is usually made by a personal or business check or currency. Your income tax deduction is for the full amount of your gift, assuming no goods and/or services are received in return for your gift. Make checks payable to Gateway.


Do you want to donate to Gateway but need to spread it out over time? A pledge is your formal Declaration of Intent to make a gift to the Gateway Foundation. You can follow it by making an immediate gift or choose to make regular payments over a period of time to complete the pledge.

Gifts in Celebration, Gifts in Memory

If you are looking for an opportunity to honor your friends, family, or colleagues, try memorial or celebratory gifts. These gifts can be a meaningful way to remember a loved one or to celebrate a personal milestone while also helping Gateway build better lives.


An endowment is a sound investment in a better future for Gateway students and programs. With an endowed gift, you provide permanent support for lasting impact. Your gift is invested, never spent, and each year a distribution, like dividends on mutual fund accounts, is made to your chosen college or program. Investment earnings above the dividend rate help the endowment value grow over time, to keep pace with inflation and maintain your endowment's spending power.


A gift of long-term appreciated securities is beneficial because it provides you with an immediate income tax deduction and it eliminates capital gains taxes to the extent allowed by tax law. Please notify the Gateway Foundation if you plan on making a transfer.

In-Kind/Real Estate Gifts

You may give a residence, land, or other real property as an outright gift-in-kind. The value of the donation is determined by an appraisal of the fair market value at the time of the transfer of ownership. In some cases, you may wish to donate a property in which you retain interest. A gift of a remainder interest in a personal residence or farm provides you with a current income tax deduction for the present value of the remainder interest and also permits you to eliminate capital gains on the appreciation. Donations of personal property such as equipment, books, art, and jewelry, may also be contributed under special guidelines established by the IRS.

Life Insurance

The gift of life insurance provides you with a charitable contribution for the present cash surrender value. Also, future premium payments made following the transfer of ownership and beneficiary status of the policy are also tax-deductible.

Wills & Bequests

A provision in a will allows for a substantial contribution without diminishing assets during one's lifetime. Since bequests to the system, colleges, or foundations are deductible from the estate, significant tax savings are possible.
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