There are many ways to make a personal gift to the Boots to Books and Beyond Campaign
To increase your contribution to the campaign, you may make a pledge now and spread payment of your gift − and tax deductions − over as many as three years.
Additional giving through corporate, foundation, and family matches
Many corporations and foundations offer matching programs. Such programs may allow donors to double or triple the amount of their contribution, especially if the match is obtained each year of the pledge period. Please consult your benefits coordinator or human resources manager. If no formal matching program exists, ask your employer − your gift may be matched anyway. Individual families may also structure innovative "family" matches to involve everyone in creating a significant contribution.
Appreciated stocks, bonds, and mutual funds
An alternative to cash are gifts of appreciated investment securities. In many (if not most) situations, the full, fair market value of gifts of appreciated property is deductibe. Additionally, taxes on capital gains are generally avoided.
Explore the options that are best for you
Contact Pam Wanser, Edmonds CC Foundation's Director of Development who can provide further confidential information as you formulate your gift to the capital campaign. We also recommend that you consult with your own financial and tax advisors as part of maximizing and finalizing your campaign gift plans.
“I was homeless prior to joining the military and was not able to go active until I completed my GED at Edmonds Community College. After my military service, I felt lost and not sure about what I wanted to go to college for, and I didn’t even really know what my strengths were. Attending Edmonds CC was fulfilling and made me feel good about myself. If it wasn’t for financial help with child care and money to take care of my kids, I would have never been able to go to school.”
— Lovey Ray, former Edmonds Community College student, National Guard, Everett