The Lake Land College Foundation is accepting year-end gifts that support students and college programs.
“With the holiday season around the corner, it’s important to remember that the gift of education is one that keeps giving,” said Lake Land College Executive Director for College Advancement Jackie Joines. “The Lake Land College Foundation is a great organization to give to and we want to make that process as easy as possible.”
Since the college is open through Dec. 23 in observance of the holiday, the foundation is ready to help donors make their gifts.
Options for giving include:
– Make a secure gift online. Go to www.lakelandcollege.edu and look for the “Make a Gift” button at the bottom of the page. Gifts can be made online until midnight on Dec. 31 to receive a 2015 charitable gift credit.
– Make a gift by check dated prior to December 31, 2015. Checks dated prior to Dec. 31, 2015 and received by January 4, 2016 will be receipted as a 2015 charitable gift.
– Contact the foundation to give a gift of stock or other gift. Call Joines at 217-234-5354 by December 23, 2015 to be credited to 2015 tax year.
“All methods of giving are appreciated and make a huge difference in the lives of Lake Land College students,” Joines said. “No matter the method, you have the opportunity to benefit students and programs any way you would like and be recognized for your generosity”
Joines indicated that Congress is still considering the extension of the IRA Rollover option as a method of giving for 2015 and is hopeful that the measure will pass soon.
“The IRA Rollover method is a great option for those 70½ who have to make a mandatory withdrawal from their IRA, but don’t need the additional income and would like to make a charitable gift,” Joines said. “As soon as we are notified of a decision, we will be communicating it with the community.”
As with any gift, Joines encourages you to check with your professional advisors to know what method of giving is best for you.
To learn more about year-end giving, contact Joines at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-234-5354. This email and the voice mail for this phone number will be checked on a regular basis throughout the holiday break between December 24 and January 3. To learn more about the foundation, visit www.lakelandcollege.edu/dv/fd/.