Ways to Give
Supporting the SEPM Foundation: Giving Options for Today and the Future
Current tax laws encourage charitable giving as a way to reduce income taxes for those who itemize on their returns. There are several options to give immediately and to include the SEPM Foundation in your philanthropic strategy:
This option is the easiest and most effective way to give to the SEPM Foundation. Subject to certain tax limits, you can receive a full tax deduction for the amount of your cash donation in the year you make your gift.
These gifts provide steady support for the ongoing work of SEPM. Giving recurring gifts enables you to give larger gifts over time that impact the SEPM programs that you care most about.
Thousands of companies and foundations across the United States will match their employees’ cash gifts to non-profit organizations like the SEPM Foundation. Contact your human resources department for details about your company’s matching
gift program and double your impact.
Gifts of Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, and Real Estate
Assets that have appreciated in value and are owned for more than one year can result in significant tax savings. You may receive an income tax deduction on the market value, and you bypass any capital gains tax on the gain or growth since the time of
purchase. Please contact Theresa Scott at (918) 994-6216 or (800) 865-9765 to donate stock. It can be as simple as contacting your Broker and instructing them to transfer stock to the Foundation.
Charitable rollovers from your Individual Retirement Accounts to support SEPM’s mission and programs through the SEPM Foundation can be a great way to give at the end of the year. The Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 restored the popular IRA charitable
rollover provision, allowing donors age 70½ or older to realize significant benefits for gifts completed before year end.
Planned Giving Options and Benefits
Bequests provide a way for you to remember the SEPM Foundation in your will and can reduce your inheritance taxes. Your will can designate gifts of cash, securities or other property, or a percentage of the remainder of your estate.
Corporations participate with SEPM in a number of ways, including sponsorship of meetings, programs, special SEPM events, and matching gifts. We can help you connect with students or gain visibility as a supporter of sedimentary geology.
Funds and Awards
The SEPM Foundation has helped donors establish over 8 named funds that support SEPM Programs, and Research Grants and Awards. Providing support for these established named funds is an effective way to honor a distinguished career and increase the impact
of a SEPM priority in perpetuity.
The minimum to establish a permanent fund is $20,000. If you have ideas for a named fund
rather than for contributing to one of the existing, please contact Howard Harper.
Gifts in Memory
Gifts supporting SEPM can be made in memory of a colleague or family member. The SEPM Foundation will notify the family of your gift.
Neither the SEPM nor the SEPM Foundation are engaged in rendering legal or tax advisory services. The above language is intended solely for general information purposes. For advice and assistance in specific cases, legal counsel should be obtained.
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1621 S Eucalyptus Ave, Ste. 204
Broken Arrow, OK 74012