Ways to Give

The USA Rugby Trust is dedicated to creating a sustainable revenue stream through philanthropic activity to support USA Rugby and its programs. There are many ways you can support the USA Rugby Trust. For more information on the types of gifts we can receive, please view our Gift Acceptance Policy.

How to Give

What to Give - Gifts for today

 

What to Give - Gifts for tomorrow

 


How to Give

Direct Giving

Credit card donations may be given online by clicking here or by calling 720-508-8025. Check donations can be mailed to:

USA Rugby Trust
2500 Arapahoe Ave #200
Boulder, CO  80302

American Express – Give Points

Members Give allows American Express cardholders to redeem Membership Rewards Points to make donations toward charitable organizations. USA Rugby Trust will receive $10 for every 1,000 points donated through Members Give. You may even dedicate your donation to a loved one through their website, or designate your donation to a specific program. Click here to promote the passion of rugby by donating your American Express Reward Points.


 
Matching Gifts

Many businesses will match a portion of employee donations or volunteer hours. Check with your employer for more details.

 

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Combined Federal Gifts

USA Rugby participates in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) as a member of Sports Charities USA. The CFC is a workplace giving campaign that includes all federal employees: civilian employees, military personnel and postal workers. The campaign season runs from September through December each year and solicits approximately 4 million federal employees in 260 locations. Federal employees pledge $270 million annually to support local, national and international community-service needs.

To help build champions on and off the pitch with your CFC contribution, designate USA Rugby, CFC #10585, on your campaign pledge card.

 

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Memorial and Honorary Gifts

If your life or the life of someone close to you has been profoundly impacted through rugby, consider making a gift to honor that person.

An outright gift can help fund our immediate needs or an upcoming project. The financial benefits include an income tax deduction and possible elimination of capital gains tax.

Another alternative is to include a bequest in your will or living trust stating that a specific asset, certain dollar amount or (more commonly) a percentage of your estate will pass to us at your death in honor of your loved one.

Whichever method you choose, you have the ability to endow your gift so that it lasts forever. Endowments are structured so that you designate the purpose of your gift. Your gift is invested with and becomes part of our endowment and a distribution is made each year. Because the principal remains intact, the fund will support our mission in perpetuity.

 

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Bequest

Making a bequest is one of the easiest ways to make a lasting and meaningful gift to the USA Rugby Trust. Bequests can also benefit you, the donor. You can often avoid estate tax through this type of gift.

Including the USA Rugby Trust in your estate plan is easy. Ask your estate-planning professional to include the following language in your will:

“I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to USA Rugby Trust [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted us and purpose.”

 

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Corporate Gifts

USA Rugby Trust is always looking to partner with businesses seeking to make a philanthropic impact on the sport of rugby in the United States.

 

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Special Events

Attend or host a USA Rugby Trust event. Click here for details.

 

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What to Give - Gifts for today

Cash

Gifts of cash through currency, credit card, or check allow the Trust the greatest flexibility for funding the most critical areas in need at the time of your gift.

 

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Stocks and Securities

This is a great option for donors who are looking to make an impactful gift to USA Rugby Trust while also receiving tax benefits. Shares that have been held for a year or more and are directly transferred to USA Rugby Trust help you avoid the capital gains tax you would otherwise incur by converting the stock to cash. You can also deduct the fair-market value of the stock on your taxes, regardless of what you paid for it.

 

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Closely Held Stocks

Closely held stock is shares in a C Corporation, of which the majority of stock is held by a few shareholders. A gift of closely held stock can be a powerful way to contribute to our future. Because there is no market to resell these shares, we may present the stock to your corporation for redemption, which could be paid for with your company's retained earnings. This gift provides us with much-needed funds once we can liquidate your stock and gives you an income tax deduction in an amount equal to the fair market value of your stock. Through this type of gift, neither you nor the Trust will owe capital gains taxes on the shares you donate. You will also qualify to an income tax deduction for the full appraised value of the stock.

 

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Tangible Personal Property

Many items of tangible personal property make suitable charitable gifts. The available tax deduction depends on whether or not the organization that receives the property will use it in a way that is related to its tax-exempt purpose.

Related use property is deductible at the full fair market value. Example: a piece of artwork is donated to an art museum (other than for sale by the museum).

The deduction for nonrelated use personal property is limited to the lesser of fair market value or the donor's tax basis in the property.

 

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Real Estate

Property opens the door to a unique giving opportunity. There are many ways your real estate can directly impact the work of the USA Rugby Trust.

 

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Bargain Sale

A bargain sale is when you sell real estate that you've owned for more than one year to us for less than its current fair market value, subject to our agreement. After we purchase your property, three things happen: 1) You receive a cash payment from us for the sale price, 2) you receive a charitable deduction for the difference between the sale price and the higher fair market value, and 3) we receive the property at a bargain price. You benefit financially, and so do we.

 

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Life Insurance

When you own a life insurance policy with accumulated cash value, you're essentially sitting on a pile of money. When the original purpose for the protection no longer applies—such as to educate children now grown or to provide financial security for a spouse now deceased—your life insurance can be redirected to help support a worthwhile cause. You can name USA Rugby Trust as the beneficiary and also assign us ownership of the policy as a current charitable gift. Doing so provides you an income tax charitable deduction (under most circumstances). You realize a tax savings from use of the deduction, and these savings can be invested for future income. You also reduce your future estate tax liability.

Perhaps you don't own an existing policy but still realize how beneficial giving life insurance can be. In most states, you can purchase a new insurance policy and name USA Rugby Trust as the beneficiary and owner of the policy. Rather than paying premiums to the insurance company, you make tax-deductible cash gifts to cover the annual premiums. Even greater leverage is possible when two donors, usually spouses, purchase a two-life second-to-die policy. With two lifetimes before the payment of death benefits, a future gift to us will cost you even less.

 

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What to Give - Gifts for tomorrow

Planned Giving

Leaving a gift to the USA Rugby Trust in your estate plan is the perfect way to leave a legacy that will continue to build champions on and off the pitch. Not only will your gift bring rugby to future generations of players, but including the Trust in your estate plan may provide an immediate tax deduction, capital gains tax avoidance, or future tax benefits to your heirs.

Donors who include the USA Rugby Trust in their estate or planned gift become members of our Legacy Society. In addition to the regular benefits enjoyed by all Trust donors, Legacy Society Members are recognized and honored each year at an international test match hosted by USA Rugby.

Have you already included USA Rugby Trust in your estate plan? Let us know so we can include you in the Legacy Society and thank you for your generosity.

 

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Cash

Gifts of cash through currency, credit card, or check allow the Trust the greatest flexibility for funding the most critical areas in need at the time of your gift.

 

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Stocks and Securities

This is a great option for donors who are looking to make an impactful gift to USA Rugby Trust while also receiving tax benefits. Shares that have been held for a year or more and are directly transferred to USA Rugby Trust help you avoid the capital gains tax you would otherwise incur by converting the stock to cash. You can also deduct the fair-market value of the stock on your taxes, regardless of what you paid for it.

 

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Closely Held Stocks

Closely held stock is shares in a C Corporation, of which the majority of stock is held by a few shareholders. A gift of closely held stock can be a powerful way to contribute to our future. Because there is no market to resell these shares, we may present the stock to your corporation for redemption, which could be paid for with your company's retained earnings. This gift provides us with much-needed funds once we can liquidate your stock and gives you an income tax deduction in an amount equal to the fair market value of your stock. Through this type of gift, neither you nor the Trust will owe capital gains taxes on the shares you donate. You will also qualify to an income tax deduction for the full appraised value of the stock.

 

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Tangible Personal Property

Many items of tangible personal property make suitable charitable gifts. The available tax deduction depends on whether or not the organization that receives the property will use it in a way that is related to its tax-exempt purpose.

Related use property is deductible at the full fair market value. Example: a piece of artwork is donated to an art museum (other than for sale by the museum).

The deduction for nonrelated use personal property is limited to the lesser of fair market value or the donor's tax basis in the property.

 

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Life Insurance

Once a life insurance policy has served its original objective, you might consider giving it a new life with a charitable purpose. Naming the USA Rugby Trust as beneficiary while retaining ownership of the policy is the easiest way to use life insurance to make a future gift. Here are your two main options:

  • You can name the USA Rugby Trust either as the sole beneficiary or a partial beneficiary of your policy.
  • You can name us as the contingent beneficiary, in which case we receive the death benefits only if your primary beneficiary dies before you do.

Naming us the beneficiary of your life insurance policy provides you the satisfaction of making a very generous donation and leveraging the full value of your policy. Alternatively, when a life insurance beneficiary is not a qualified charity, the amount your loved ones receive in the end could potentially be less due to estate taxes. But when you name the USA Rugby Trust as beneficiary, we receive the full amount and estate taxes are eliminated. While you won’t receive a charitable income tax benefit during your lifetime, your estate will receive an estate tax charitable deduction.

 

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Real Estate

Property opens the door to a unique giving opportunity. There are many ways your real estate can directly impact the work of the USA Rugby Trust.

Flip Charitable Remainder Trust - Such a trust can be set up to make lifetime payments to you or any other recipient you name starting after the property is sold. At your death, your charity of choice receives the remainder in the trust.

When you donate property to a charitable remainder trust, you can benefit in these ways:

  • Eliminate up-front capital gains tax on the increase in the property's value since you bought it.
  • Receive an immediate income tax deduction for the value of the remainder interest.
  • Receive income from the trust for the rest of your life once the property is sold.
  • Reduce the cost of probate—the legal process of administering your estate after your death—by eliminating the property from your estate.
  • Relieve yourself of selling or maintaining your property.
  • Make a significant gift that we can access after your lifetime.

Include Us in Your Will or Trust - You can also make a gift of real estate in your will or living trust. Because a gift in your will or trust is revocable (that is, you can change it at any time during your life), you will not be able to take an income tax deduction during your lifetime, but the property is eligible for a charitable estate tax deduction upon your death. Another option is to bequeath full title to an individual as long as that person survives you. If not, the USA Rugby Trust would receive the property.

If you don't need to make a new will or trust now for any reason, ask your attorney to draw a brief codicil or trust amendment for this purpose.

 

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Retirement plan assets

If you have a retirement plan, such as an IRA, 401k, 403(b) or Keough, you can designate USA Rugby Trust as a beneficiary of part or all of your plan. Because these plans have assets that have yet to be taxed, they could be taxed at up to 35 percent if you leave them to a loved one, which may be reason enough to consider giving your loves ones less heavily taxed assets.

 

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Our Legal Name and Tax ID

All charitable gifts should be directed to

USA Rugby Trust
2500 Arapahoe Ave #200
Boulder, CO  80302

Federal Tax ID: 85-0486679