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Ways to Give

Gifts of Cash

Cash is the easiest and most direct way to give to GS and allows you to enjoy seeing the immediate results of your generosity. All gifts of cash are fully deductible for individuals who itemize their federal tax return.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Most companies match $1 for $1 given by their employee; however, other companies have matching gift ratios of 2:1, 3:1, and even 4:1. Please contact your human resources office for a matching gift form. You can check whether you or your spouse may work for a matching gift company by visiting this site.

Gift of Securities

A gift of appreciated securities can save you taxes twice. If you have held the securities for more than one year, you will receive an income tax deduction for the full market value of your securities. You also avoid capital gains tax on the appreciation. To learn more, visit the Columbia website.

Planned Gift and Income-Producing Opportunities

Continue your lifetime of support to GS through wills, charitable trusts, gift annuities, or Columbia's pooled income funds. To learn more, visit the Columbia website.