Because gifts to these funds are invested jointly in a large investment pool similar to a mutual fund, yearly income generated from the funds is shared proportionately among participants. A donor would: incur no capital gains taxes on the transfer of appreciated long-term securities, receive a charitable deduction for a portion of the gift, and receive a lifetime income. The minimum gift is $5,000. The fund may be designated for any purpose at the University.
- EXAMPLE: Fran is a 55-year-old graduate of the University of Maine who owns $5,000 worth of stock that is highly appreciated. Because she knows that she will owe capital gains tax if she sells the stock, she gifts it to the University of Maine Foundation’s pooled life income fund. She receives a charitable deduction of approximately $2,500 and her estimated income in her first full year of the plan will be around $100. Future income will vary with the fund’s earnings.
The University of Maine Foundation has professional giving officers ready to work with you and your advisors. We may be reached Monday-Friday between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm by calling 1.800.982.8503 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.