You can make a donation to Georgia Highlands College in a variety ways, including cash, securities, real estate, or personal property. The GHC Foundation can also help you with memorial gifts or honorariums, and process matching gifts. Gifts to the Georgia Highlands Foundation are tax-deductible as provided by law. Cash
The simplest way to give, cash gifts offer a tax deduction for the full amount in the year in which you make contributions. Your cash gifts are deductible up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income for the taxable year, but any excess is deductible over the next five years. GHC Foundation offers a variety of giving options for your convenience including online donations or mail to the Georgia Highlands College Foundation, 3175 Cedartown Hwy, Rome GA 30161. Donate Today! Securities
The best stocks to donate are those that have increased greatly in value, particularly those producing a low yield. By donating appreciated securities to GHC Foundation, you avoid capital gains tax as well as receive a tax deduction for making a charitable gift. Gifts of stock are tax deductible at the full fair market value. If you have stock losses, sell the stock yourself to realize the loss and take the deduction for tax purposes. Then generate a charitable contribution deduction by donating the cash proceeds of the sale to GHC Foundation. Please contact John Southwood, (706) 802-5457 to request instructions regarding a securities transfer. Real Estate
If you own property that is fully paid off and has appreciated in value, an outright gift may be the simplest solution. You can deduct the fair market value of your gift, avoid all capital gains taxes and remove that asset from your taxable estate. Please contact John Southwood, (706) 802-5457 to discuss a gift of real estate. Personal Property
Assets related to the educational mission of Georgia Highlands College (books, art works, scientific or historical collections, etc.) generate tax deductions equal to the fair market value of the gift. For more information, please contact John Southwood, (706) 802-5457. Matching Gifts
Many companies will match their employees' charitable giving with a gift of their own to institutions of higher education. Some also match charitable contributions made by retirees or directors. Matching gifts are directed to the same college, program, or scholarship fund as was the employee's original gift. If you have the opportunity to secure corporate matching funds for GHC, we hope you will.
Mail your forms to: Memorials and Honorariums
3175 Cedartown Hwy
Rome, GA 30161
and help us double or triple your gift!
A gift to education is a particularly meaningful way to pay tribute to someone special in your life or in the life of Georgia Highlands. It even makes a distinctive anniversary or birthday gift for those who hold GHC dear. We are happy to notify honored designees or the family members of those remembered with your gifts, if you provide appropriate contact information when you make donations. Planned giving
Planned gifts are most often from a bequest in your will, by beneficiary designation of retirement assets or a life insurance policy, or by funding a trust. Some planned gifts offer income for a period of years or life, or allow you to continue to live in your house in the case of a retained life estate. Depending upon the nature of the gift, you might receive an income tax deduction.
There are many ways to support the mission of Georgia Highlands College. We would be happy to work with you and your tax advisor to structure a gift that meets your philanthropic and financial planning objectives.