Ways that you can help the school:
“The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” James 5:16
The consistent prayers on behalf of the school are invaluable to its success in providing a quality Christian education. The school welcomes and deeply values the support of prayer partners that include parents, grandparents, staff, and friends of the school.
Cash or Check
Cash gifts are the most common form of giving to the school. Cash gifts are tax deductible. Checks should be made payable to Zion Lutheran Christian School.
Company Matching Gifts
Many companies have matching gift programs in which the company matches the gifts made by employees. Donors should check with their own employer to determine if their employer participates in a matching gift program.
Giving securities may be a very advantageous method of giving for many donors. A donor may receive favorable tax consequences by giving stocks that have appreciated. Zion Lutheran Christian School can accept readily marketable securities such as those traded on the stock exchange. Typically, such stocks will be sold immediately by the school. The value of the securities is determined based upon the date of the gift.
Giving real estate that has appreciated in value allows the donor to receive credit for its present value as a deduction and avoid paying capital gains. A partial listing of real estate guidelines are show below:
If the donor intends to use the donation for tax purposes, a recent appraisal shall be submitted to the school. The appraised value of the property must be determined by an authorized appraisal firm according to IRS regulations. Title to the property donated is held in the name of Zion Lutheran School. All real property donations are subject to the school board’s approval. Disposition of donated property is determined by the school board. Gifts of real property are accepted based upon benefits exceeding risks. In addition, the school considers the following factors: expenses and efforts required to hold, maintain, manage or dispose of the property. Real property must pass a Phase One environmental audit prior to acceptance.
In Kind Donations
In kind donations are tangible gifts of personal property, such as furnishings or equipment, as well as business/professional services that can be of important value to the school. A tax benefit may be realized by the donor. The value of the donation is determined by the donor and according to IRS regulations.
Planned Giving is a unique opportunity for donors to utilize their estate as the source of a donation to the school. A donor considering a planned gift to the school should consult his/her financial advisor as to the best type of gift.
Designation of Gifts
A donor may designate the intended use and purpose of the gift at the time of donation. Unrestricted gifts are used at the discretion of the board.
Contact or Mail Gifts:
Zion Lutheran Christian School
2800 NW Tyler Ave.
Corvallis, OR 97330