Ways of Giving
As you consider various gift options, you may wish to contact the CAA’s Development Office at (513) 977-4135 for advice on a particular gift vehicle that will best suit your needs and interests.
Outright Cash Gifts
Outright gifts of cash are deductible for income purposes to the full extent allowed by law, and may be made by cash, check, or credit card (Visa, Master Card, Discover Card and American Express). Pledge payments for gifts over $250 may also be arranged. Checks may be payable to the Cincinnati Arts Association.
Gifts of qualified assets such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or other appreciated long-term properties that have been held for at least one year and one day, offer a two-fold savings. Donors avoid paying capital gains on the increased value of the stock while receiving a tax deduction for the average value of the stock on the date of the transfer. Stock gifts may be handled by wire transfer, hand delivery, or mail.
The easiest way to donate stock is to transfer the shares electronically into CAA’s account. In addition to being convenient, the speed of this type of transfer may maximize market fluctuations, thus allowing you to maximize your gift. Stock gifts are valued based on their delivery to CAA and the average value of the stock upon the date of delivery before sale expenses are subtracted.
If you are interested in stock transfers, please call the CAA Development Office at (513) 977-4135 for instructions.
Corporate Matching Gifts
Over 1,000 companies offer matching gift programs. Check with your employer to see if you are eligible. Typically, employers will provide a matching gift form that you complete and send with your gift. This program can double or even triple your gift to CAA. You will receive full credit for matching gifts.
Memorial or Honorary Gifts
Gifts may be given in memory of a family member or friend or in recognition of significant events such as birthdays and anniversaries.
Please visit the Planned Giving and Endowment page here
for information about Bequests, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Charitable Gift Annuities, and Gifts of Life Insurance.
Contact the CAA Development Office at (513) 977-4135.