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Ways to Give

GIFTS OF CASH (CHECK)
Writing a check to the Austen Riggs Center is a simple, easy and direct way to contribute to the work of the Center. Please mail your check, made out to “Austen Riggs Center,” to:

Development Office
Austen Riggs Center 
PO Pox 962
Stockbridge, MA 01262

CREDIT CARD GIFTS
Austen Riggs accepts credit card gifts through Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. Credit card gifts must be processed by 12/31 to receive a charitable deduction in the year of the gift. You can make your credit card gift securely online or by calling Janet Hiser, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, at 413-931-5333. 

GIFTS OF STOCK
Making a gift of appreciated stock can be more advantageous to you than giving cash. If you give stock that you have held more than one year, you receive a charitable deduction for its full fair market value, and you realize no capital gains.  If you donate stock held one year or less, your charitable deduction is limited to your cost basis.

The value of your gift for both your charitable deduction and for gift crediting purposes is the average market value of the shares on the date of transfer.

Please call Janet Hiser at 413-931-5333 or janet.hiser@austenriggs.net for instructions on how to transfer securities. 

MATCHING GIFTS
You may be able to double or triple your gift to the Austen Riggs Center if the company you work for has a matching gift program. Check with your employer’s Human Resources office. Send the matching gift form provided by your employer to:

Development Office
Austen Riggs Center 
PO Pox 962
Stockbridge, MA 01262

Austen Riggs will give you credit for both your gift and your company’s match. You may only deduct the portion that you contribute on your income tax return.

SPECIAL GIFTS
There are a number of ways you can provide a special gift to the Austen Riggs Center, including planned gifts. You may also wish to support for Riggs through your donor advised fund, private foundation or charitable lead trust.

For more information about giving to Austen Riggs, please visit: http://www.austenriggs.org/donate-riggs or contact Janet Hiser at 413-931-5333 or janet.hiser@austenriggs.net.

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