Many brethren and their families may have a property that is not being utilized or stocks that have accumulated much in value. Instead of paying capital gains, property taxes, and maintenance fees, you may want to consider making a gift of real estate or stocks to either the House of the Temple Historic Preservation Foundation, Inc.
, or the Scottish Rite Foundation SJ, USA, Inc
By making a gift of either you can usually:
- For real estate, have the full appraisal value deducted from your taxes, and it can be carried backwards or forwards for other tax years in many cases. In the case of stocks, receive a deduction for the full current value.
- 100% of the donation goes to a 501(c)(3) approved charity for your maximum deduction.
- For property valued under $5,000, an appraisal is not necessary.
Your contribution can be converted in to Charitable Gift Annuity or Trust as well generating both income and tax deductibility. For more information on Charitable Gift Annuities and Trusts, please visit our Planned Gifts
The Supreme Council Development Office is prepared to assist you in making a property donation as simple and easily as possible. The first step is to contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Matt Szramoski, Director of Development, at 202–777–3143. We can discuss the property or stocks and the options that are available. All discussions are confidential.