Making a gift to the Oliver Scholars Program can be beneficial to you, the donor. By considering the many different ways to make a gift to Oliver, you can select a gift vehicle that best suits your needs and interests. Often, by selecting the right option, a donor is able to make a more substantial gift than originally imagined.
To make a donation directly to the Oliver Scholars Program, please contact:Ms. Amy ReinharzDirector of Development
Outright gifts of cash are the simplest form of support you can give to Oliver and make your gift immediately available to the Program. When you make a gift of cash, you are entitled to an income tax deduction of the amount subject to tax deduction limitations which is provided in a formal letter of acknowledgment from the Executive Director.
The types of cash gifts Oliver accepts are:
NOTE: Network for Good charges a 4.75% tax-deductible fee for credit card transactions, which the user can add or deduct from the donation. This fee is used to pay banks, credit card companies and other administrative costs. Network for Good does not profit from the fees.
Gifts of Securities
Gifts of long-term appreciated stock entitle you to an income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the stock and allow you to avoid the capital gains tax that would have applied had you sold the stock. While gifts of stock often enable donors to contribute more to Oliver than would otherwise have been possible, please check with your accountant before doing so.
Contributions may be made directly through brokerage accounts or by physical delivery of stock certificates and powers. For more information on this type of gift, please contact Amy Reinharz.
Matching GiftsWe invite all members of the Oliver Scholars Program community to support Oliver by making and increasing the size of a gift through the use of corporate matching gifts programs. If you, or your spouse/partner, work for a company with a matching gift program, your gift may be doubled or even tripled by your employer. All you have to do is fill out the matching gift form available in your employer’s Human Resources office and enclose it with your gift – we’ll take care of the rest. For more information on this type of gift, please contact Amy Reinharz.
In lieu of giving birthday, wedding, or other gifts, you can make a contribution to the Oliver Scholars Program in honor/memory of someone special. For more information on this type of gift, please contact Amy Reinharz.
United Way Donations
The United Way can coordinate your charitable contributions with your employer by allowing you to set aside pre-tax dollars from each paycheck to be donated to the Oliver Scholars Program on a quarterly or annual basis.
The Oliver Scholars Program’s United Way Donor Choice number is 016993. Ask your human resources department for guidelines.