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Philanthropy is the foundation of all great colleges. Your investment in Barton College can have an immediate impact on the current students or leave an enduring legacy. For you, we offer a variety of support options which all include the added tax benefits. There is a giving plan that fits all of the alumni and friends of Barton College.
Cash, Checks, & Online
Gifts of cash are the easiest and most direct way to give to Barton College and are fully deductible for individuals who itemize on their federal income tax return. There are several ways to make a gift of cash:
- Access our secure online giving form.
- Send a check, payable to Barton College to:
- Office of Institutional Advancement
- Barton College
- P.O. Box 5000
- Wilson, NC 27893
- If you would like to make a gift by mailing in your credit card information, we recommend that you print our Donation Form, complete it and include it with your mailing.
- Please contact Frances Belcher at 252-399-6357
Stocks, Bonds, & Mutual Funds
If you own stock, it is sometimes "tax wise" to contribute stock rather than cash. A gift of appreciated stock generally offers a two-fold tax advantage:
- You avoid paying capital gains tax on the increased value of the stock.
- You receive an income-tax deduction for the full fair-market value of the stock at the time of the gift.
For example, if you purchased some stock many years ago for $1,000, and it is now worth $10,000, an outright gift of the stock would result in a charitable deduction of $10,000. In addition, there is no tax on the $9,000 appreciation in value.
If you have owned stock for more than a year, you qualify for these significant tax advantages. Your gift must be postmarked by December 31 to qualify for a deduction in that tax year. A stockbroker or trust officer also can arrange for a year-end gift of stock from your account.
Find out more about giving stock.
Establishing an endowed scholarship at Barton College is a wonderful way to make a gift that will leave a legacy at the College. Once an endowment is established, the principal is never deducted. Only a percentage of the interest earned yearly is used while the remaining interest goes back to the principal, enabling the money to continue growing.
Find out more about endowing a scholarship.
Planned giving is part of a larger estate planning process designed to ensure that your loved ones and the causes you care about are provided for. A planned gift is simply a charitable gift, funded either during your lifetime or after, which enables you to dictate how certain assets are distributed.
Find out more about planned giving.
You can give real property — such as a house, apartment building, farm, vacation home, commercial buildings and income-producing and non-income-producing land — now, through your estate, or use your real estate to fund a charitable remainder trust that provides income to you or your children first. As long as you have owned the property for a minimum of 1 year, you may deduct the fair market value of the property while avoiding all capital gains tax on your charitable contribution.