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Ways of Giving

The Foundation is a 501(c)3 charity and your contribution may be deductible for income tax purposes. Please see your tax advisor for actual deductibility.



Cash Gifts

Checks may simply be made payable and sent to the Jefferson Community Foundation, P.O. Box 81,
Jefferson, WI 53549.


Gifts of marketable securities of appreciated value may be of considerable benefit to the donor. Usually full fair market value of the stocks can be deducted as a charitable donation.

Deferred Gift

It is possible to make a deferred gift of a future interest. During one’s lifetime the donor retains the life interest in the property tand leaves the remaining interest to the Foundation.

Real Estate

Similar to securities, gifts of appreciated property may have tax advantages for donors.

Life Insurance

By making small, annual tax deductible premium payments, a life insurance policy can be purchased name the Foundation as owner and beneficiary, thus creating a much larger gift than might otherwise be possible.


A bequest is a gift given through a will or trust. A specific amount of money or a percentage of an estate can be designated. Or, the remainder of an estate may be donated to the Foundation after taxes, expenses or other bequests have been fulfilled.

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