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Other Types of Gifts

Did you know you can support the work of
CRS using assets other than cash or securities?

Real Estate

Your gift of a vacation home, a primary residence, agricultural land or other real estate property will help Catholic Relief Services to continue our lifesaving efforts around the globe.

You may give real estate gifts outright to CRS or use them to fund a life income gift, such as a deferred gift annuity or a charitable remainder trust. That way, you'll avoid an immediate capital gains tax, enjoy a current charitable income tax deduction, benefit from a new income stream and help champion the work of CRS.

Because each real estate gift is unique, we're here to help you explore the possibilities:

Richard Balmadier, Director of Planned Giving
Email: richard.balmadier@crs.org
Phone: 1-800-235-2772; at the prompt, dial extension 7251

Gold and Other Precious Metals

In general, the IRS considers gold and other precious metals to be collectibles, which means they're subject to a 28% capital gains tax (some exceptions apply). Instead of selling a collectible, consider helping CRS serve those in need by providing a gift of gold or another precious metal. As a bonus, you'll avoid the capital gains tax and enjoy a charitable income tax deduction.

If you are interested in more information about this type of gift, we're here to help:

Richard Balmadier, Director of Planned Giving
Email: richard.balmadier@crs.org
Phone: 1-800-235-2772; at the prompt, dial extension 7251

Personal Property and Other Assets

By donating artwork, antiques, jewelry, collections and other assets to CRS, you are answering many prayers overseas. Because of the nature of our work, CRS in most cases requests that you consider selling the item and donating the proceeds instead. We consider each item on its own merits.

If you want to explore various planned giving opportunities, we're here to help:

Richard Balmadier, Director of Planned Giving
Email: richard.balmadier@crs.org
Phone: 1-800-235-2772; at the prompt, dial extension 7251

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