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How to Give

How to Give

You can support the Air Force Academy directly or through a gift model that can provide tax benefits and even income. Click on a gift model below to learn more.

  • Bequest
    You designate our organization as the beneficiary of your asset by will, trust or beneficiary designation form.
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  • IRA Rollover
    The IRA Charitable Rollover is a way to donate for persons over the age of 70 ½.
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  • Personal Property
    Tangible personal property, defined as an object that can be physically touched, excluding land and buildings, may be considered by Air Force Academy Foundation to be received as a donation to benefit the Academy.
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  • Charitable Gift Annuity
    You transfer your cash or appreciated property to our organization in exchange for our promise to pay you fixed payments (with rates based on your age) for the rest of your life.
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  • Charitable Remainder Unitrust
    You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable remainder unitrust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with income for life or a term of years.
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  • Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust
    You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable remainder annuity trust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with fixed income for life or a term of years.
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  • Charitable Lead Trust
    You fund a trust that makes gifts to us for a number of years. Your family receives the trust remainder at substantial tax savings.
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  • Sale and Unitrust
    You give a portion of your property to us to fund a charitable remainder trust, when the property sells you receive cash and income for life.
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  • Bargain Sale
    We purchase your property for less than fair market value. You receive cash and a charitable deduction for the difference between the market value and purchase price.
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  • Give it Twice Trust
    You provide your children with a stream of income while making a gift to charity.
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  • Life Estate Reserved
    You give your property to our organization but retain the right to use the property during your life.
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  • Beneficiary Designation
    A beneficiary designation change form may be used to direct future funds to our organization. Whether you have a retirement account, brokerage account, bank account, certificate of deposit or other financial account, you can specify a percentage or amount to benefit the Academy.
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  • Business Interests
    Donation of privately held business interests can be an effective and tax-efficient way to achieve tax savings and charitable giving and legacy planning goals of the business owner.
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  • Donor Advised Funds
    Donor advised funds (DAF) have become a popular donor option. Whether administered by an investment firm or a community foundation, a DAF allows you to direct distributions from the DAF to Air Force Academy Foundation.
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