What You Can Give
Learn which assets are most commonly used to fund a gift.
One of the most common ways to make a gift to the Air Force Academy through the USAFA Endowment is to write a check, make a gift using a credit card, or donate online.
Giving appreciated stock that you have owned for more than one year is one of the most tax-advantaged ways to make charitable gifts. With careful planning, you can reduce your capital gains tax while supporting the Air Force Academy through the USAFA Endowment.
A gift of your retirement assets, such as an employee retirement plan, IRA, or tax-sheltered annuity, is an excellent way to make a gift. A gift of these assets can shield you or your heirs from taxes while funding the Air Force Academy's future.
Life insurance is a valuable asset for making a charitable gift. You can make a gift of a life insurance policy without diminishing other investments or assets earmarked for family members.
A gift of real estate allows you to preserve your cash assets, receive tax and income advantages, and make a significant charitable gift to the USAFA Endowment.
A gift of artwork, coins, antiques, or other personal property can be an excellent way to support the USAFA Endowment. Prospective donations must adhere to the USAFA Endowment gift acceptance policy.
An attractive option is to designate the USAFA Endowment as the future recipient of some or all of what’s left in various accounts you currently hold.
Make a Gift with a Donor-Advised Fund
The donor-advised fund (DAF) is becoming an increasingly popular way to make a charitable gift. DAFs can provide you with immediate tax benefits while making your charitable giving easier. Here are two simple ways you can make a gift through your DAF: