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Other Methods of Contributing to ARI
A variety of available arrangements and techniques can allow donors to give more at the same or lower cost to them—or to simply add ease and convenience to the process.
In addition, there are several non-financial ways to contribute that you may not have considered.
If you would like more information about any of the methods described below, click on the e-mail links and let us know.
Electronic Funds Transfer
Donors in this program contribute to ARI every month. The funds are transferred directly from their bank accounts to the Institute's. Many contributors prefer the regularity and convenience of this method, which also provides ARI with steady, more predictable revenues.
Many employers will match their employees' contributions to qualified non-profit organizations—some even double-match. ARI receives dozens of matching gifts each year, and donors who initiate them like the fact that they can divert some of their companies' funds from traditional charities to the Ayn Rand Institute.
The following companies are among those who have matched gifts to ARI for their employees during the last three years:
Charles Schwab Corp.
Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Although these companies can change their matching gift approval guidelines at any time, most likely ARI is still currently a qualifying nonprofit. So if you are an employee of one of these companies, you can easily participate in employer matching gift programs with ARI pre-approved.
To find out if your employer matches gifts, and if ARI is an eligible institution, inquire at the company's personnel office. If the answer is positive, obtain the appropriate form and send it to ARI along with your contribution. Also, do not hesitate to put the company's matching gifts coordinator in touch with ARI if there are any questions.
Gifts of Securities
If you are thinking about selling shares of stock or other marketable securities, you might consider contributing such assets instead of cash to ARI. As a tax-exempt entity, the Institute can liquidate the stock without having to pay the capital gains tax you would incur if you sold the stock yourself. If the stock has appreciated significantly, this can mean significant tax savings for you—and ARI still gets the funds to spend on advancing Ayn Rand's ideas.
More Information on Gifts of Securities
Atlantis Legacy Planned Giving
The Institute's Atlantis Legacy planned giving program integrates support of ARI with estate planning, resulting in deferred gift commitments from donors such as bequests, charitable trusts and other long-term vehicles. Effective gift planning can generate substantial income tax savings, eliminate capital gain taxes, reduce death transfer taxes and offer supplementary income and other benefits. Donors are motivated to make planned gifts by such tax and financial concerns as well as by their desire to help secure permanent funding for ARI, leaving a legacy that reflects their lifelong values.
Atlantis Legacy Planned Giving Program
Over the years, donors have contributed computer hardware and software, office equipment and supplies, and other types of business and personal property. If you have something to offer that ARI can use, it will be gladly accepted. When you send a written statement of the current market value, ARI will credit you for that amount in our records and send you a receipt appropriate for tax purposes.
Gifts of Expertise
Some of ARI's supporters occasionally provide professional advice and assistance on a "pro bono" basis, typically in technical and professional fields. If you're receptive to contributing in this manner, please indicate so on the response card, and an ARI staff member will most appreciatively contact you.
Gifts of Time
ARI has a hard-working group of volunteers whose work saves the Institute many hours and dollars—time and money that otherwise would be spent on over-qualified staff or outside services to accomplish routine, repetitive tasks.
Typical volunteer activities include assembly of mailings, data entry, and other clerical tasks. If you live in—or plan to visit—Southern California, and would like to volunteer, please contact ARI.
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