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Ways to Donate

Making a charitable contribution to the Rhinebeck Science Foundation is easy. Gifts can be made via check or credit card. Rhinebeck Science Foundation also gladly accepts gifts of appreciated securities, matching gifts, and planned giving.

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Rhinebeck Science Foundation accepts gifts via credit card through our online donation form with PayPal.

Making a Gift by Check
Checks and other correspondence should be sent to:
Rhinebeck Science Foundation
PO Box 508
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

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Matching Gifts: How You Can Double (or Even Triple) Your Gift to Rhinebeck Science Foundation
You may be able to double or even triple your gift to RSF through your or your spouse’s employer’s matching gift program. Companies that participate in these programs will provide their employees with matching gift forms to fill out and send to Rhinebeck Science Foundation along with their contribution or pledge form.

The Tax Benefits of Making a Charitable Contribution to Rhinebeck Science Foundation
Contributions to Rhinebeck Science Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Please check with your financial advisor for specific information regarding the deductibility of your gift.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities: The Benefits of Giving Gifts of Appreciated Securities
A gift of appreciated securities is a very tax-effective way to support Rhinebeck Science Foundation. When you donate appreciated stocks to Rhinebeck Science Foundation, you avoid the capital gains tax you would have paid if you had sold the asset. If you have owned the securities for longer than twelve months, you also receive an income tax charitable deduction for their full fair-market value. These tax savings, both in income and capital gains taxes, make gifts of securities a popular alternative to cash.

If you wish to maintain this particular stock in your portfolio, consider giving Rhinebeck Science Foundation the stock and using the cash you would have donated to purchase the same securities in the open market. The newly acquired shares will then carry the current market value as their cost basis, an easy way to reduce future capital gains tax liability.

A bequest, the most common way for donors to provide for the future of Rhinebeck Science Foundation, offers several advantages. A donor may be able to make a larger gift than otherwise possible, the estate may save on estate taxes, and the arrangement is revocable, allowing for changes as needed. You may designate a bequest for a specific purpose or leave it unrestricted. An unrestricted bequest provides general support for Rhinebeck Science Foundation and allows the Foundation to use the gift where it is most needed at the time. You can make a bequest to Rhinebeck Science Foundation by preparing a new will or revising an existing one. You can provide for the Foundation in your will by:

  • Making a specific bequest of cash, securities, or other property by designating an exact dollar amount, a particular asset, or a fixed percentage of your estate.
  • Making a bequest of all or portions of your residuary estate after it has provided for all other beneficiaries by specific bequests.
  • Making Rhinebeck Science Foundation a contingent beneficiary of the estate by stipulating that the College will receive all or a portion of the estate if named beneficiaries do not survive you.
  • Making the Foundation the remainder beneficiary of a trust established in the will to provide income plans previously described or a marital trust that pays all income to a spouse for life.

Sample language to include in a will or in a codicil to a will:
For an unrestricted bequest: I give (the sum of ______ dollars) or (all or ______ percent of the residuary of my estate) to Rhinebeck Science Foundation of Rhinebeck, New York, for its general purposes.

For a restricted bequest: I give (the sum of _____ dollars) or (all or _____ percent of the residuary of my estate) to Rhinebeck Science Foundation of Rhinebeck, New York, to be used for the following purpose: (state the purpose)

For the bequest of residuary estate: I give (whatever remains) or (_____ percent of whatever remains) of my estate to Rhinebeck Science Foundation of Rhinebeck, New York, after all specific bequests have been made and all expenses of administering my estate have been paid.

These descriptions provide general information only. For specific information on your personal situation, please consult your legal and financial advisors.


The Rhinebeck Science Foundation, Inc., is a nonprofit organization under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions made to the Rhinebeck Science Foundation, Inc., are tax deductible.

A copy of the Rhinebeck Science Foundation, Inc.’s latest annual report may be obtained, upon request, from the organization or from the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, Attn: FOIL Officer, 120 Broadway, New York, New York 10271.