Outright Gift Opportunities and
Building Relationships at Miller-Keystone Blood Center
When you consider a gift of cash or check to Miller-Keystone Blood Center it will lower your taxable income. Outright gifts are the simplest to make and cash gifts are deductible to the fullest extent of current law.
How do I do this?
The Development Department staff at Miller-Keystone Blood Center will assist you in every way possible, and can meet with you to find out where your interest is. If you would like, we can direct your gift to go to a particular area, such as our Development Fund, our state-of-the-art Laboratory, bloodmobile funding, planned giving, our scholarship program, or our areas of greatest need fund. We would be honored to build a relationship with you.
Are there other gift opportunities?
Matching Gifts. There are many corporations and businesses that offer programs to match gifts of cash in whole or in part. Simply check with your Human Resource Department and you may find out that gifts from spouses and retired employees are matched. We would appreciate it if you explore this option as it can double your gift to the Blood Center. This is another wonderful way to help our organization and to partner with us in the community.
Miller-Keystone Blood Center also accepts securities. This type of gift provides a double tax benefit such as a current income tax, but you also avoid the capital gain tax. Because securities are transferred, you need to always consult a financial advisor for additional information. On behalf of the Blood Center, we treasure the fact that you would think of us with your securities.
When donors give a life insurance policy to Miller-Keystone Blood Center, the present cash surrender value of the policy is deductible as a charitable contribution. If the donors continue to pay premiums after the gift, they are also deductible. Always consult with your insurance agent for information concerning this type of donation. Outright gifts are transferred immediately once all parties are in agreement.
Any type of property constitutes an outright gift. Simply call the Development office and we can set up an appointment and discuss property matters.
Miller-Keystone Blood Center is a non-profit,
501(c)3 charitable organization, and your contributions
are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law.