How to Help a Child at Isabel’s House
The size and type of gift you make to Isabel’s House reflects your personal goals and situation. The simplest way to make a gift is by cash or credit card. If you itemize your federal income tax return, outright gifts are deductible up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income in most cases. Isabel’s House is also able to accept marketable securities, such as stocks and bonds. Isabel’s House may accept personal property and real estate if it supports the mission and meets certain criteria set forth by the Board of Directors.
Many donors find that a planned gift is an inviting option. In most cases, while the gift to Isabel’s House is deferred, the donor takes an action as part of estate planning to provide for this gift at a later time, usually after death. If the action results in an irrevocable transfer, a partial tax deduction is possible.
The best plan for you depends upon your personal circumstances. Your legal or tax advisor should be consulted during the decision-making process. For additional information contact Isabel’s House Director of Development at 417-865-CARE (2273).