Most donors to the SFA Alumni Association choose to make
gifts of cash to create scholarships honoring friends and loved ones. Click here to make a donation.
For information on starting a scholarship, please see How to Create a Scholarship.
Major gift options include those of cash, securities, life insurance,
real estate and/or bequests.
Gifts of Cash. Cash gifts can be restricted
to scholarships, awards or the association's general operating funds.
Gifts by check must be made payable to SFA Alumni Foundation, Inc.
Gifts of Securities. The SFA Alumni
Association prefers liquidation of securities before giving. The association
combines securities with its current portfolio which is managed by a professional
Gifts of Life Insurance. Life insurance
is a good giving vehicle, and can be tax-deductible. Various IRS rules
and regulations apply.
--Fully paid policy. A person can donate a fully paid policy that names
the SFA Alumni Foundation, Inc. as irrevocable owner and beneficiary.
--Policy on which premiums are still owed.
--New policy. Name the SFA Alumni Foundation as irrevocable owner and
Gifts of Real Estate. The SFA Alumni
Association prefers liquidation of real estate prior to giving. If real
estate is donated, the association will liquidate it immediately upon
Bequests. Bequests are gifts that
result from an individual's will. Bequests can include a gift of personal
assets, a specific dollar amount or a percentage of an individual's estate.
A person can request that a portion of his/her estate be given after beneficiaries
have received their specified distribution. A special brochure on specific
wording to use in wills is available from the SFA Alumni Association upon
Matching Gift Programs. Cash gifts can be doubled or even tripled through
matching gift programs where certain companies and organizations match
contributions from their employers to the university. People should check
with their company's human resource department for matching gift forms.
Planned Giving Advantages.
eliminate capital gains on contributions of appreciated assets and/or
federal estate taxes.
--Generate federal income tax deductions.
--Provide returns based upon the full fair market value of appreciated
assets without reduction by capital gains taxes.
--Complement retirement and financial planning.
--Establish a generous charitable contribution.
For questions or additional information on
giving, contact the SFA Alumni Association at P.O. Box 6096-SFA Station,
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962; (800) 765-1534; (936) 468-3407 - office; (936)
468-1007 - FAX; or e-mail SFA Alumni
This section on giving is intended to provide general information only,
not legal or tax advice about specific giving opportunities. Donors should
always check with their financial advisor for legal and tax matters before
making a gift to the university and/or Alumni Association.