Berry College Firsthand Fund
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Ways to Give

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All Firsthand Fund gifts make a real difference for Berry students, helping to pay their wages, reduce their tuition, enhance their scholarships and make their Berry College experience exceptional. While most Firsthand Fund gifts are “unrestricted,” meaning they are available for use where funds are needed most, you can “restrict” your gift to a specific purpose of your choosing. The Firsthand Fund “year” runs July 1 through June 30. 

Here are just some of the ways you can support the Firsthand Fund. Many offer considerable tax benefits. 

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Cash gifts and pledges
Cash gifts and pledges made online or via the mail are the most popular methods of giving to Berry’s
Firsthand Fund. (See the Telefund below!) 

The Telefund
Many alumni and friends choose to say “Yes!” when Berry students call each year as part of the Telefund effort. In fact, it is one of our donors’ favorite ways of Firsthand Fund giving. Student callers reach out to alumni and friends, giving prospective donors the opportunity not only to give a gift or make a pledge, but also to talk with a student about what’s happening at Berry and how their gift will help. Pledges must be paid and gifts made by June 30 of each year.

Matching Gifts
Please see your employer to determine whether your company matches gifts and/or to obtain a matching gift form to be completed and enclosed with your gift. Many companies will match the charitable gifts made by their employees, doubling the amount contributed to Berry College. The total amount of the enhanced gift is then credited to the employee/donor. Thank you!

Reunion Gifts
A reunion year offers a special opportunity to give a gift to Berry in a fun and interesting way that goes above and beyond your regular gifts. Working with the priorities of the college, the reunion committee for each reunion class decides what the class gift or project will be, such as creating a scholarship or funding a student-work position.

Appreciated Securities
Contributing long-term appreciated stock or other securities that have been held for one year or more can make it possible for you to give a substantial gift to Berry and get a tax break. Usually when appreciated securities are sold, the seller owes taxes on the full gain, which means he or she keeps only part of the profit. But if the appreciated security is given to a qualified charitable organization such as Berry, the donor avoids capital gains tax and most likely will qualify for a tax deduction on the entire value of the charitable gift.

Personal Property
Antiques, art objects and other collectibles can be valuable assets for giving. You can donate the property to Berry and, in many cases, take a deduction for the piece’s full fair market value. However, some restrictions do apply, so we ask that you check with us before making a gift of personal property.

Closely Held Stock
By making a gift of closely held stock, donors and their corporations could help Berry and reap great benefits. For example, gifts of closely held stock can mean an income tax deduction for the charitable contribution, avoidance of capital gains tax on the appreciated value of the stock, and avoidance of a second tax on accumulated earnings by averting a dividend distribution.

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