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ENDOWMENT GIVING TO IOWA SISTER STATES

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Click your area of interest on the tree of endowment to move directly to  information about each of the types of planned giving in which you can participate.

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. - Winston Churchill

Iowa Sister States gives you the opportunity to make a meaningful and lasting gift to the continuation of programs which enhance our efforts in citizen diplomacy. Your planned gifts are vital to helping Iowa Sister States perpetually meet the needs of our growing international relationships.

A simple way to provide an enduring gift of support to ISS is through your will. You can specify that some or all of your assets will come to us at your end of life. Your taxable estate will be reduced by the amount of the bequest. 

You can make gifts of appreciated stock or land, property or real estate. You are entitled to an income tax deduction for the full appreciated value while avoiding income and estate taxes on the appreciation. 

You can also donate your residence or other real property to ISS subject to your right to continue using and enjoying the property during your lifetime. You are entitled to an immediate income tax deduction for this donation, and the property will not be subject to estate taxes.

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CORPORATE GIFTS

Corporate philanthropy is an important driver of support to ISS. When corporations give the gift of support, it benefits programs throughout Iowa and helps forge robust relationships in important areas such as agriculture, technology, education, and so many more.

LIFE INSURANCE

You may designate ISS as a beneficiary, or partial beneficiary, in your life insurance policy. Alternatively, you may transfer ownership of a paid-up policy to ISS, and receive an income tax deduction equal to the current value. 

PROPERTY

You can make gifts of appreciated stock or land, property or real estate. You are entitled to an income tax deduction for the full appreciated value while avoiding income and estate taxes on the appreciation. 

You can also donate your residence or other real property to ISS subject to your right to continue using and enjoying the property during your lifetime. You are entitled to an immediate income tax deduction for this donation, and the property will not be subject to estate taxes.

INDIVIDUAL GIVING

You can give a cash donation and earmark it for a specific program or area. ISS provides several easy options for cash donations by check, debit card, or text to give (Text ISS to 26989)

CHARITABLE BEQUESTS

A simple way to provide an enduring gift of support to ISS is through your will. You can specify a specific portion of your assets be designated to ISS to continue the mission of ISS in your memory.

RETIREMENT PLAN

You may designate Iowa Sister States as the beneficiary, or partial beneficiary, of your IRA, 401-k or other qualified retirement plan. This is a tax efficient way to help Iowa Sister States and benefit your heirs in potential savings from income and estate taxes, if applicable.

STOCK

You may designate Iowa Sister States as the beneficiary, or partial beneficiary, of your IRA, 401-k or other qualified retirement plan. This is a tax efficient way to help Iowa Sister States, and benefit your heirs in potential savings from income and estate taxes, if applicable

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Last Updated: May 25, 2021