Learn which assets are most commonly used to fund a gift.

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Stocks & bonds

Giving appreciated stock that you have owned for more than one year is one of the most tax-advantaged ways to make charitable gifts. With careful planning, you can reduce your capital gains tax while supporting Portland Community College Foundation.
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Retirement assets

A gift of your retirement assets, such as an employee retirement plan, IRA, or tax-sheltered annuity, is an excellent way to make a gift. A gift of these assets can shield your heirs from taxes while funding Portland Community College Foundation's future.
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Life insurance

Life insurance is a valuable asset for making a charitable gift. You can make a gift of a life insurance policy without diminishing other investments or assets earmarked for family members.
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Real estate

A gift of real estate allows you to preserve your cash assets, receive tax and income advantages, and make a significant charitable gift to Portland Community College Foundation.
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Personal property

A gift of artwork, coins, antiques, or other personal property can be an excellent way to support Portland Community College Foundation.
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Donor-Advised Fund

A donor-advised fund can provide you with immediate tax benefits while making your charitable giving easier for years to come. Might a donor-advised fund be right for you? Here’s how it works.