The Foundation depends on the generous support of individuals and foundations to provide unique learning opportunities and authentic research programs in Eleuthera, The Bahamas. To continue our strong tradition of empowering young, future leaders and cutting-edge research, we must maintain a stable and prosperous financial base.
Gifts can be made to:
- Annual fund
- Special campaigns
We hope you will consider supporting our important work with a charitable contribution. Support can be made in a variety of ways, including:
- Gifts of Cash
- Gifts of Securities
- Matching Gift Programs
- Planned Giving
- Corporate Sponsorship
If you would like to give now, click here.
For more information in these giving programs, contact our Development Office by email or on 609-620-6054.
Gifts of Cash
A gift of cash is the simplest and most common way to give. You can give now with our secure giving page or donate by check. Checks should be made payable to the Cape Eleuthera Foundation. It is fully deductible on your income tax return (up to 50% of your adjusted gross income), and the funds are immediately available to the Cape Eleuthera Foundation.
To discuss a charitable gift, please contact:
Donations by check may be sent to:
Cape Eleuthera Foundation
PO Box 6008
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Gifts of Securities
Stocks, bonds, or mutual funds that you have owned for more than one year may be deducted at full market value on the date of transfer to the Cape Eleuthera Foundation. You are entitled to an income tax charitable deduction for up to 30% of your adjusted gross income, and then may carry any unused balance forward for an additional five tax years. You also avoid capital gains tax if your securities have appreciated in value. This represents an additional savings of 20%, the capital gains tax you would have paid if you sold your securities outright. For instructions and more information please contact our Development Office by email or on 609-620-6054.
Matching Gift Programs
Please check with your employer about matching gift programs that can double, sometimes triple, the gift that you make to the Cape Eleuthera Foundation.
The simplest and most popular form of a planned gift is a bequest through your will. Other planned giving options, such as charitable gift annuities or charitable remainder trusts, provide income for life or for a designated number of years. There are many benefits to be derived from this type of gift, including receiving lifetime annual income for yourself, for you and your spouse, or another person you may wish to provide for. You will receive a charitable tax deduction in the year you make your gift, and you may also reduce your estate taxes. Planned gifts are an excellent was to create a legacy and memorialize loved ones. Please contact our Development Office by email or on 609-620-6054 for more information.
Here is a brief review of some of the most common planned giving arrangements:
- Bequests can be established through your will or living trust. Please notify us of your intentions so that we can acknowledge your generosity during your lifetime. You may leave a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or name the Cape Eleuthera Foundation as a beneficiary of your residuary estate. Please discuss appropriate language with your attorney.
- Charitable Gift Annuity is a simple agreement between you the Cape Eleuthera Foundation whereby, in exchange for an irrevocable gift of cash or securities, we promise to pay you, and another person of your choice, a guaranteed income for life. Your payout rate is based on the ages of the people receiving income (not more than two). You are entitled to a charitable income tax deduction for part of your gift, and if you use appreciated securities, you can avoid some of the capital gains tax which you would otherwise incur. Also, part of your income payments may be tax-free. Minimum gift is $5,000.
- Charitable Remainder Trusts are individually managed and invested gift vehicles that allow you to provide income to yourself or others for life or for a term of years (usually 10, 15 or 20), while making a generous gift to the Cape Eleuthera Foundation. You would irrevocably transfer assets (cash, securities, real estate or other assets of your choice) to the trust. Each year of the trust’s term, you and/or your loved ones will receive an annual income from the trust, which may be tailored to your needs (fixed or variable). You will receive an income tax deduction in the year you establish the trust for the full fair market value of the transferred asset. You also may considerably reduce your estate tax liability. When the trust term ends, the principal passes to the Cape Eleuthera Foundation. Minimum gift is $100,000.
We welcome the opportunity to explore the different ways your company can sponsor the Cape Eleuthera Foundation.