Ways to Give

 

When you make a donation to the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine you have tremendous flexibility in how you give your gift.

As a valued ACMG Foundation donor, you will receive an array of benefits that offer special recognition by ACMG. Learn more about giving benefits here

 

T Y P E S   O F   G I F T S

 

 

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 Outright Gifts

 

 

When you make an outright gift to the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine your contribution can be put to work immediately. An outright gift may be composed of almost any asset of value:

 

 

Cash gifts are the simplest and easiest gifts you can make — can be made through credit/debit card transactions, outright cash, or personal checks, cashier’s checks, or money orders made payable to the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine also has a wire account.

 

 

Gifts of appreciated securities, stocks, and bonds also provide considerable tax advantages when transferred to the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine before they are sold.

 

 

Gifts of real estate, including personal residences, second homes, income property, and vacant land — offer a wide variety of tax and other benefits. Whereas most people give their entire interest away, it is also possible to give only a portion of the property (an undivided percentage interest) while retaining the rest for other purposes.

 

Gifts of personal property, including rare books, works of art, valuable collectibles, and tangible items of demonstrable value — in some cases may enable you to make a significant gift to support the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine with outstanding tax benefits to you. Likewise, gifts of intangible personal property, such as copyrights, patents, and mineral rights, can generate income for the program of your choice on a continuing basis.

 

2.

Gift Pledges

 

The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine welcomes your gift through a pledge — a formal statement of intention to make a donation to the foundation. With a pledge, you may complete your gift by making regular payments over time, allowing you to give more generously than you originally may have considered.

 

3.

Wills and Bequests

 

Bequests are a popular estate-planning tool and a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or specific asset(s) can be designated as a bequest to the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine

 

A charitable bequest allows you to retain use and control of your assets during your lifetime, while leaving a legacy for future medical geneticists.

 

A bequest can easily be made by naming the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine as beneficiary. If you already has a will in place, a simple codicil can be written. For examples:

 

Specific Bequest - unrestricted use

 

I give (the sum of $_______) (the following described property: ______________) to the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the State of Illinois, to be used to further its purposes as the Board of Directors in their discretion may deem appropriate.

 

Specific Bequest - restricted use (for information about specific areas of interest, please contact the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine Development Office.)

 

I give (the sum of $_______) (the following described property: ______________) to the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the State of Illinois. This bequest may be combined with the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine #8217;s other funds for purposes of investment and reinvestment and shall be used by the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine in support of (a specific area of interest).

 

If at any time in the judgment of the Board of Directors it is impractical or impossible or unwise to carry out this purpose, then the Board of Directors of the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine may use this bequest for such other purposes as shall be determined by the Board of Directors to be consistent with my interests and intentions.

 

4. Donate Your Honorarium

By donating fees from speaking engagements, faculty appointments, expert testimony, consulting, or per diem honoraria from either ACMG or from your other engagements, you support the future of medical genetics. Whether through your personal generosity or encouraged by your company or agency, honoraria gifts are an easy way to support a worthwhile charity, the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine

 

Please tell the host institution from which you are receiving an honorarium as soon as possible that you would like to donate your fee to the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Foundation and direct them to the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine web site for the address and details, www.ACMGFoundation.org.

 

5.

Matching-Gift Programs

 

An easy way to double, or even triple, your donation to the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine is through your employer’s matching-gift program. Such programs typically match all or a percentage of employee contributions to charitable organizations. To match your donation, obtain a matching-gift form from your employer’s personnel office, complete it, and provide it to the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine with your donation.

 

Some companies that have matching-gift programs include:

 

 

Abbott

Agilent Technologies

Amgen

GlaxoSmithKline

Kaiser Permanente

LabCorp

Lumina

Quest Diagnostics

Quidel

Roche

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Publishers

 

Note, this is not financial or tax advice. Please consult your accountant or a tax professional about the tax implications of making donations.