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Ways to Give

No gift is too small to help keep WNC on the road to excellence. Supporting scholarships, groundbreaking student exhibitions such as Always Lost: A Meditation on War, or Quality of Life programs such as WNC Athletics, the Jack C. Davis Observatory, Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company or campus art galleries are just a few of the many areas where your generosity can make a tangible difference in the lives of our students. If you would like to speak to a WNC Foundation representative about giving options, please call 775-445-3240. Secure online donations may also be made via the online donation button on this page.

There are many ways to support WNC, including:

Annual Gifts

An individual annual gift has a tax advantage for donors who itemize their deductions and can address a variety of the college’s needs.

Gifts of Securities & Real Estate

This type of gift has both tax benefits and long term benefits for the college. You’ll get a double income benefit by giving long-term appreciated securities and real estate rather than selling them to give an equal amount in cash.

Initially, you’ll receive a deduction for the full present fair market value of the gift. Then, you’re allowed a complete avoidance of the capital gains tax on the appreciation.

Corporate Gifts

Numerous companies have already contributed equipment and facilities as well as cash to WNC. Participating companies may also pledge annual amounts to the college in general, or to the specific department of their choice.

Life Insurance & Bequests

You may now make a charitable gift of life insurance for the cash surrender value of the policy and the current premiums. The insurance donor receives the same basic tax benefits as other donors contributing to WNC. Donors can also choose to simply leave us in their will.

Deferred Giving

Many people would like to help WNC with a gift of real property or securities, but need the income that it generates.

The Federal Tax Reform Act of 1969 makes it possible for a person to give property to WNC and retain the income from the property for life. Deferred giving programs, such as the uni-trust, annuity trust and pooled income fund, provide flexible, immediate tax saving and present income.

Employee Giving

Employees of WNC can contribute to the WNC Foundation directly out of their paychecks. For more information, download the Employee Giving Form.