Ways to Give


Gifts of Cash

Outright gifts can be made in a single installment or through a pledge to be fulfilled over a period of time.


A gift of appreciated securities entitles the donor to an income tax charitable deduction for the fair market value of the securities.  These gifts are usually transfers of securities, including mutual fund shares that have been held for more than a year. Such transfers often allow contributors to realize a significant tax advantage.

Matching Gifts

Corporate matching gift programs help employees maximize their philanthropic contributions. Such gifts are a great opportunity to double or even triple the amount of your contribution to Dunham. Consult your company's Human Resources department for your matching gift form.

Planned Gifts

Planned giving takes a long-term view and involves the thoughtful selection of gift giving opportunities that are favorable to donors providing personal financial or family benefits. With a planned gift, Dunham receives  the asset at some future time, often after donors have received the lifetime income.

There are a variety of planned giving opportunities that fit particular, personal circumstances including: Trust Remainder Gifts, Trust-Income Interest Gifts, Gifts of Real Estate or Tangible Property, Bequests, Gifts of Life Insurance or Donation of Retirement Plans.

For more information, contact Kinch Cato, Director of Advancement, at 225.767.7097, ext. 385 or email: