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Ways To Give

Gifts can be made to the Madison County Community Foundation in honor of a special occasion such as a wedding, anniversary, birthday or memorial. You may also give to a particular fund or area of interest or to our unrestricted endowments that provide support to the ever-changing needs in our community.

A named permanent fund can be created with a gift of $5,000 and an endowed scholarship can be created with a gift of $10,000. Assets that can be gifted include cash, securities, closely held stock, mutual funds, real estate and insurance policies.

The Madison County Community Foundation also receives a portion of its principal from bequests by people who wish to continue their support of the county beyond their lifetimes. The Foundation can be an effective part of a donor's estate planning. Different options available are:

Charitable Gift Annuities - During your lifetime you receive income from your gift and after your death the remaining portion of your gift becomes a permanent fund within the Foundation supporting the charitable purposes you care about in the name you have chosen.

Life Insurance Policies - Some donors decide to make a gift by assigning a life insurance policy to the Community Foundation. You secure or transfer a policy and name the Community Foundation as owner and beneficiary. Your premiums are tax deductible and upon your death a permanent fund is established with the name you have chosen. This named fund then supports the charitable purposes you have identified.

Charitable Remainder Trust - By transferring property of some sort to a Charitable Remainder Trust, the trust provides you or another beneficiary a fixed or variable income for life or a fixed amount of time. When the trust expires, the remainder is used to establish a permanent fund in the name you have chosen and for the charitable purpose you have identified.

Retirement Plan Assets - By naming the Madison County Community Foundation as the beneficiary of all or part of the balance of a pension or retirement fund, you remove that asset from your estate. Through the Community Foundation you may distribute your retirement plan after death in a way that is tax-wise for your family and that creates a fund in the Foundation that benefits the community.



Stephensons' endowment gifts provide perpetual care

Steve and Maggie Stephenson partnered with the Madison County Community Foundation to establish a plan for perpetual maintenance of places of special importance. 

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