With estates in America conservatively valued at more than $4 trillion, the BCCC Foundation is asking the assistance of Baltimore’s attorneys, CPAs, trust officers, brokers and other financial advisors to become part of the BCCC Foundation’s Planned Giving Advisory Council. Donate your time, ideas and skills for those seeking to make estate gifts to the College. The Planned Giving Advisory Council meets quarterly for a breakfast "share and learn." Call the BCCC Foundation at 410-462-8328 or use the Contact Us page e-mail form.
Please mail contributions to:
Baltimore City Community College Foundation, Inc.
2901 Liberty Heights Ave.
West Pavilion, Room 110
Baltimore, Maryland 21215
Make checks payable to the BCCC Foundation, Inc.
Charitable contributions through wills are part of the fabric of American philanthropy. Still, as well-intentioned as people are, statistics show more than half of all adults in the U.S. die without a valid will. If you do not have a will you are encouraged to consult with your attorney to prepare one as soon as possible. If you have a will, make sure it's up-to-date with any life changes or changes in the tax law.
A will is an important legal document. A will allows an individual to:
It's no secret students and instructional programs funded through the Baltimore City Community College Foundation depend upon your goodwill. There are many options from which you can choose—strategies that enhance your personal well being as well as the College.
If you're not sure where to begin, contact the BCCC Foundation and staff will assist you with the differences between a Charitable Remainder Trust and a Charitable Annuity Trust in easy to understand language.
Look below to learn more about the assets most commonly used to fund a gift.
Gifts of Cash
Making a donation of cash is as simple as writing a check or authorizing a charge on your credit card. From your standpoint, it's no fuss, no bother. Find out how the BCCC Foundation can put your contribution to work without delay!
Gifts of Securities
Stock that has increased in value is one of the most popular assets used for charitable giving, once it has been held for a minimum of a year. Making a gift of securities to us offers you the chance to help our organization while realizing many important benefits for yourself. Always remember not to sell the stock but to ask your broker to transfer the actual stock electronically to the BCCC Foundation.
Gifts of Closely Held Stock
A donation of your closely held stock can be a fine way for you to make a sizable charitable contribution while realizing valuable tax benefits.
Gifts of Retirement Plan Assets
If you're like many Americans, your financial future will likely revolve around your retirement plan assets. To maximize the value of a retirement account, consider making a lifetime gift of its after-tax values to a tax-exempt deferred giving plan.
Gifts of Real Estate
Using real estate such as your house, farm or commercial property to fund a gift allows you to preserve your cash assets, receive significant tax and income advantages, and make a larger charitable gift than anticipated.
Gifts of Life Insurance
Donating your life insurance could be a wonderful way to fulfill your desire to support our work. By making BCCC Foundation the beneficiary of an existing policy, you make good use of your resources and expand your ability to make a significant gift.
BCCC Foundation staff can work with you to decide the best use of your “life giving” where it will have the greatest impact for the College. As always, please consult your financial advisor, tax attorney or CPA before making these decisions or the Foundation can provide the name of a professional to work with you. Just call the BCCC Foundation at 410-209-6026 or Leslie K. Reed, Director of Development at 410-209-6006 / firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit us at our website, www.bcccfoundation.org.