To Give Do This Savings
Cash Give by check or other means of giving cash. Deduct gifts up to 50% of your adjusted gross income in any one year.  Carry over any excess into as many as five tax years.
Securities Send an unendorsed stock certificate in one envelope and a signed stock power form in another envelope. The gift is complete on the postmarked date of the later envelope. Deduct the full current value of the stock and bypass any capital gains tax, which might be due on a sale.

Deduct such gifts up to 30% of your adjusted gross income in any one year.

Carry over any excess into as many as five tax years. Securities must be long-term (held longer than a year) to qualify for favorable tax treatment.

Personal Property Given for a Related Use Deed or deliver property to the recipient. Deduct the current value of your cost in the asset, depending upon how the asset will be used. Inquire for details.

Note: A qualified appraisal is required if you are claiming a charitable deduction of $5,000 or more.

Life Insurance Assign a charitable beneficiary (or owner and beneficiary) of an existing or new policy. Take a deduction if you name a charitable owner and beneficiary.  Inquire for details.
Bequest Include SCPS in your will for a specific amount, a percentage of your estate, or a remainder gift after bequests to individuals have been paid. Take an estate tax deduction for full value of your bequest to the SCPS.