Ways to Make a Current Gift

    Whether you support The Cedars through the unrestricted annual fund gifts or through gifts restricted for particular purposes, there are a number of ways you can give. The Cedars’ procedures for making current gifts are outlined below. If you want to explore deferred gifts or other special giving opportunities, click here for more detail on ways to make a planned gift. Another page of our site also includes more in-depth analysis of types of assets with which you may want to make gifts, both current and deferred.

    By Check

    Write your check to “The Cedars,” and mail to:

    Advancement Department
    The Cedars Retirement Community
    1021 Cedars Drive
    McPherson, Kansas 67460

    By Automatic Bank Withdrawal

    To make regular gifts without writing a monthly check, have your bank automatically send your gift to The Cedars. If you wish to explore this method of giving, contact Cedars Advancement Office, advancement@thecedars.org or (620) 241-0919 for the forms needed to initiate this process.

    By Credit Card

    While we are not currently equipped to receive gifts online, you may make a gift by credit card by calling Cedars Advancement at (620) 241-0919.

    By Transfer from IRA

    Since 2006 Congress has periodically authorized charitable giving by direct transfer from the donor’s IRA. In common parlance, it has somewhat imprecisely been referred to as a rollover, but technically is called a qualified charitable distribution (QCD).

    From year to year, there have been minor variations in procedures and criteria, which always came with a termination date. However, in December 2015 Congress and the President made the QCD option permanent.

    This process for charitable giving is available to donors age 70½ who have a traditional or a Roth individual retirement account. The QCD may not be a high priority for everyone, even if they meet the age criterion, but if certain circumstances present themselves on your tax return, it can be very useful. Write to advancement@thecedars.org or call us for a conversation about whether your tax situation could benefit from the use of the QCD.

    If you utilize this way of giving, please let us know the name and company of your IRA administrator.

    By Transfer of Appreciated Securities

    If you hold property that has increased in value since you acquired it — perhaps stocks, perhaps real estate — there may be a significant income tax advantage in using those assets to make a gift. If you have an interest in exploring this kind of gift with us, please contact us at advancement@thecedars.org or phone, (620) 241-0919. To see more procedural details for donating appreciated stock, please click here for specific instructions for you and your broker to expedite this process. We value gifts of securities at the average of the high and the low exchange-traded price on the day the transfer appears in our account. Any time you give stock, please give us advance notice of the transfer, including approximate date, stock name or symbol, and the approximate number of shares.