Important Giving FAQs
Why Give Now? Tax Incentives
A gift to Congregation Emanu-El may entitle you to a charitable contribution deduction against your income tax if you itemize deductions. A contribution made by cash or check is deductible in the year in which it is paid. A credit card contribution is deductible in the year it is charged, even if payment is made in a later year.
Another Way to Donate: Transfers of Stock
There are tax advantages to making a gift to Congregation Emanu-El through a transfer of stock. You’ll enjoy an immediate tax deduction for the value of the stock transfer, and avoid paying capital gains. You may also reduce your taxable estate by donating stock. To facilitate a stock transfer, please contact the Development Office at (415) 751-2535 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Can You Maximize Your Contribution? Corporate Gift Matching
Does your employer match employee charitable contributions? Many Bay Area companies will match charitable donations dollar-for-dollar. Contact your company’s matching gifts coordinator to determine whether your donation to Congregation Emanu-El is eligible to be matched.
For more information, or to consult with staff to create a personal giving program, please contact our Development Office at (415) 751-2535 or by email at email@example.com.