In the 21st century, no university can remain competitive without a strong foundation of dependable private support. To remain a top institution, we must secure increasing support from those who believe in Queens' ability to contribute positively to the lives of our students and the larger community. Your private gifts to Queens make a world of difference for students and faculty, and every dollar counts. All gifts -- large and small -- help Queens transform lives. Your gift will enable the university's highest aspirations and most ambitious dreams to become reality and will ensure continuance of the Queens tradition of excellence.
To learn more about any of these ways to give, please contact University Advancement Staff.
There are many ways that donors can support their personal areas of interest and the university's aspirations:
Gifts of Outright Cash are the most convenient, simple and direct way to give. Cash gifts are fully deductible up to 50 percent of your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI). Amounts given over and above this limit can be carried forward and deducted for up to five years beyond the year of the initial gift.
Gifts of Appreciated Securities. You may receive a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of long-term capital gains assets that you contribute, such as stocks and mutual funds held for more than one year. Because the university liquidates the securities, you pay no tax on the sale, and the full value of your gift benefits Queens.
Gifts of Real Estate (valued at $50,000 or above). Real estate gifts, such as your home, farm, or vacation property, entitle you to a charitable income tax deduction up to the full fair market value of the property, not to exceed 30 percent of your AGI. Plus, you avoid paying any capital gains tax on the property's appreciated value.
Gifts of Other Tangible Personal Property. Gifts of personal property, such as works of art, collectibles, or jewelry may offer beneficial charitable deductions. Contact the University Development Office at 704-337-2249 to discuss making this type of gift arrangement.
Pledges. Individual payment schedules are possible for donors who wish to meet their philanthropic goals for an endowment or annual gift with a pledge. Gifts may be funded with a pledge of up to five years. For example, if you would like to make an outright gift of $25,000, but it is most convenient to donate $5,000 per year, you may pledge a commitment to Queens of $5,000 per year over the next five years for a total gift of $25,000.
Matching Corporate Gifts. Many corporations today offer a matching gifts program and will match your philanthropic gift to the charity of your choice, thus maximizing the impact of your giving. Please check with your employer's human resources department to learn if your company offers this type of program. If not, you may want to consider asking your employer to establish one.