The simplest way to make a gift is by using our secure online donation form here, or at the button below.
All checks should be made out to Ralston College and sent to the following address:
P.O. Box 8302
Savannah, GA 31412-8302
To make a gift by wire transfer, please contact Elizabeth Power Robison at email@example.com for instructions.
Donor-Advised Fund (DAF)
Donors who choose to make a charitable contribution through a DAF are able to recommend a grant to Ralston College. Please contact your Donor-Advised program for more details.
Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds
When you make a gift of appreciated securities to Ralston, you’ll often receive a significant tax benefit and avoid capital gains tax. The procedure for donating securities is simple. It is important that we are notified prior to every stock transfer, in order for us to accurately identify, allocate, and acknowledge your gift. Please contact Elizabeth Power Robison at firstname.lastname@example.org for DTC and other instructions.
Match Your Gift
Many employers sponsor a matching gift program and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Matching gifts can double or even triple the size of your gift, and they count toward your total giving. Request a matching gift form from your employer and we’ll do the rest!
Charitable IRA Rollover
Consider utilizing your required minimum distribution to support Ralston. If you’re 70 ½ or older, each year you can instruct your IRA administrator to transfer up to $100,000 directly to Ralston and avoid paying the tax had you taken it as income. To make a gift from your IRA, contact your IRA custodian (i.e., Fidelity, Merrill Lynch, Schwab, Vanguard) and ask the representative to send a check in the amount you indicate to Ralston College.
Gifts of Real Property
Like stock, the fair market value of gifts of appreciated assets such as real estate, artwork, and other well-curated collections can be deducted from your income tax today, avoid capital gains, and reduce estate taxes in the future. There are even ways to donate your home and live there as long as you’d like through a retained life estate. Please contact Elizabeth Power Robison at email@example.com to discuss making a gift of real property.
A planned gift allows you to make a charitable gift that works best in your estate plans. This may be naming Ralston College as a beneficiary of your retirement account or as a beneficiary in your will or trust. Other planned giving options include life income gift such as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder unitrusts, or gifts of life insurance. Please discuss including Ralston College in your estate plans with your financial advisor or estate attorney.