Published on December 13, 2017

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Year End Giving

To support our mission of preserving our nation’s hallowed ground, we ask that you consider us in your year-end giving for 2017.  (And please note that, although nothing is official, the passage of the proposed tax bill could make gifts in 2017 more tax advantageous than those in 2018 and beyond.)  There are various ways you can make a charitable gift to support battlefield preservation – lowering your tax bill while helping the greater good.

Gifts of Cash

Gifts of cash are tax deductible in the year made. This includes gifts made through personal checks, wire transfers or by credit card.

  • Credit Card – Click here to make an online gift using a credit card.  You can also make a gift by calling 540-740-4545.
  • Checks – Mail to SVBF, P.O. Box 897, New Market, VA  22844.
  • Wire Transfer – Please call our development staff at 540-740-4545 for details.

Gifts of Securities

A gift of publicly traded securities can be one of the most advantageous ways of giving. A gift of securities held for over one year, such as stocks, generally generates an income tax deduction at the market value of the securities, regardless of the price paid or basis of the securities. In addition, the capital gains tax is avoided through such a gift. Please contact our development staff (540-740-4545) if you intend to make a gift of securities for instructions on how to complete the transfer.

IRA Charitable Rollovers 

If you are 70 ½ years old or older and have a traditional Individual Retirement Account (IRA), you can use your required minimum distribution to give to SVBF through an IRA Charitable Rollover gift. To make an IRA Charitable Rollover gift to SVBF, contact your IRA custodian and ask that your distribution be a charitable rollover to SVBF and include your name and address in the transfer.

Employer Matched Gifts

You can maximize your charitable contribution to SVBF through a special benefit many companies offer their employees: matching gifts.  Through matching gift programs, many companies allow employees the opportunity to multiply the impact of their personal contributions. If your company sponsors a matching gift program, you can easily increase the impact your gift will have on battlefield preservation and interpretation. Most participating companies will match employee gifts dollar for dollar. Some will even double—or triple—match a gift.

Please contact us at 540-740-4545 to discuss any potential gift or if you have any questions.