Private funds are important to the people who study, teach and conduct research at Nevada State College (NSC). Gifts of all sizes enable the college to respond to faculty, students and the community, to undertake opportunities for partnerships, collaborations and entrepreneurial steps forward, adjust to needs, opportunities and changing circumstances and to deal with special circumstances.
Your gift to Nevada State College Foundation pays extraordinary academic and societal dividends. Whether it’s in the classroom, the laboratory or the library, NSC students, faculty and alumni share high ideals and a powerful commitment to make a difference in the lives of those around us.
We invite our friends and supporters to join us in enhancing the margin of excellence that we are building at NSC, knowing that as the newest public institution of higher education in Nevada, we are focused on being exceptional stewards of the funds entrusted to us, and faithful to the high purposes that the College brings to Clark County, Southern Nevada and Nevada as a whole.
Below is a list of ways in which individuals can assist the College with special funding opportunities.
Cash gifts, which can be made using a check or credit card, are simple and the most common.. These gifts allow Nevada State College through the Foundation to put the contribution to use immediately for the benefit of students and faculty. Cash gifts are also fully deductible for federal income tax purposes.
Gifts of appreciated securities – stocks and bonds – provide important tax advantages to the donor. The full fair market value of the donation is fully deductible as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes.
Gifting a residence, vacation home, commercial building, land or vacant property may provide many tax advantages. Real estate can also be a source of lifetime income for Nevada State College.
Donors can contribute a residence, vacation home or farm, while retaining the right to live in and use the property. Donors may also receive an income tax deduction.
Setting up an endowment to benefit Nevada State College students in your family’s name, by means of a bequest in your will or living trust, is a wonderful way to support your philanthropic priorities in perpetuity.
Using retirement plan assets to make a charitable contribution gives donors financial and tax advantages. Naming Nevada State College through the Foundation as a beneficiary of a retirement plan – including IRA’s, 401(k)s and profit-sharing plans – may eliminate estate and income taxes.
By assigning ownership of life insurance to the Foundation, donors may receive tax deductions for the cash value of the policy and the yearly premiums.
All gifts are formally acknowledged to the extent allowable by state and federal laws and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations. As a prospective donor, you should consult your accountant, attorney and/or other financial advisers to help you choose the donation methods that make the most financial sense for you and your family.
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(The Foundation’s Board of Trustees abides by the Donor Bill of Rights adopted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Association of Healthcare Philanthropy and the Council for Advancement & Support to Education.)