Online Donation – Please make sure to note which program (Daycare, Scholarship, Immersion Nest, etc) that you would like your donation to go towards.
Cash and Gift Pledge
Cash pledges should be made either in writing or by means of a pledge card. Pledge deductions cannot be claimed until the gift is made.
Check to see if your employer (or spouse ’s employer) matches employee donations to qualified institutions like Sitting Bull College.
Stocks and Bonds
Speak to your broker or financial advisor. Many donors use this convenient way to donate highly appreciated stocks to benefit the college and to provide substantial capital gains tax savings.
You can give private, commercial or agricultural property to Sitting Bull College. If your property has decreased in value, you should consider selling it and contributing the proceeds to receive both capital loss and charitable gift deductions. We encourage you to contact us during the early stages of your planning so we can work together to decide the best use of this property by the College.
Where to Direct Your Gift
Sitting Bull College is the official recipient for all gifts to the New Campus Campaign. Checks should be made payable to Sitting Bull College, property should be transferred to Sitting Bull College, and property should be sold in the name of Sitting Bull College.
Ways to Make a Creative Gift
Charitable Gift Annuity
You give Sitting Bull College a gift of money, stocks, bonds or other liquid assets, and the College will pay you or a beneficiary a fixed amount on a regular basis until death. A large part of this income is tax free, and you also receive a charitable deduction for part of the gift. We can work with your tax advisor to set up the annuity.
Charitable Remainder Trusts
By transferring assets to Sitting Bull College to establish a trust, you or a beneficiary receive a lifetime income. Eventually the remaining assets of the trust pass on to Sitting Bull College. This gift works well if you need income now. This is appropriate for gifts of $50,000 or more.
Charitable Lead Trusts
You may transfer assets to a trust for a fixed number of years. The interest earned will go to Sitting Bull College, and later the principal will go back to you or your beneficiaries.
Retained Life Estate
If you deed property (a house, summer home, etc.) to Sitting Bull College, you and/or your spouse retain the right to live in the house for the remainder of your life. You also receive an immediate income tax deduction for the gift.
Ways to Make a Difference in the Future
Your will can include gifts in the form of:
· Cash, stocks, bonds, real estate or personal property
· A specified percentage of your estate
· The balance of your estate after family members have been taken care of
Be sure to work closely with your attorney if you want Sitting Bull College to be the recipient of a future gift
Talk with your life insurance agent to discuss the types of insurance gifts you can make.
Naming Sitting Bull College as a beneficiary of a portion of your retirement funds is another option. Be sure to contact the administrator or person in charge of your IRA, Profit Sharing Account or other retirement plan to list Sitting Bull College.
For more information, contact:
Sitting Bull College
Business and Fundraising Committee
Phone: (701) 854-8015
9299 Highway 24
Fort Yates, ND 58538