Planned Giving

  • Planned Giving

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts create opportunities for both our donors and the American Red Cross. Determining what gift is right for you is just as important as making the gift. There are many options from which you can choose.
  • Bequests
  • Life Income Gift
  • Gift of Life Insurance
  • Pooled Income Fund
  • Charitable Lead Trust
  • Gift of Retirement Plan

Donate Stock or Securities

One of the most advantageous ways to contribute to the American Red Cross is through a gift of stock. Making a gift of securities is simple and offers a number of valuable financial benefits. You can donate appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds. The total value of the stock upon transfer is tax-deductible. There is no obligation to pay any capital gains taxes on the appreciation.

Be certain to notify the Red Cross of your/your client's stock gift. Stock donations transferred directly to our broker arrive in our account with no donor information. For the Red Cross to provide a receipt for a stock gift it is essential that we know the donor's name and address as well as the type of stock, number of shares, and expected date of transfer.

Make a Gift of Life Insurance

Some of our supporters no longer need life insurance that was purchased years ago to provide for children or other family members. If that is your situation, please consider donating the policy to the American Red Cross. You may claim a charitable deduction for approximately the policy's cash surrender value, and the proceeds are completely removed from your estate.

Planned Giving Contact

For details on any of the giving opportunities above please contact Char DeWitt, Senior Gift Planning Officer:
Email:Char DeWitt
Phone: 402-657-7844

Donations can be mailed to:
American Red Cross
5380 W Franklin Rd
Boise, ID 83705