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What Can I Give?

Outright Gifts

The easiest and most often used way for you to support Sigma Nu is with an outright gift via credit card or check.

You can make an outright gift today by clicking the "DONATE" button at the top of the page.


Making a contribution through donation of Securities is easy and you will receive an income tax deduction for the value of the stock contributed. Using securities to make a gift to support Sigma Nu may also reduce your capital gains tax impact.


List the Sigma Nu Educational Foundation as a beneficiary in your will.

Retirement Plan Assets

Retirement plan assets that are passed to an heir can be reduced by income tax by up to 39.6%. In contrast, as a tax-exempt nonprofit organization, the Sigma Nu Educational Foundation is eligible to receive the full amount and bypass any federal taxes.  Because of the tax advantages of making charitable donations directly from an IRA, many people view their retirement accounts as their “Charitable Funds.” 

Consider naming the Foundation as a beneficiary of your plan to avoid these costly taxes. Making a gift using a retirement account is as easy as adding the Foundation as a beneficiary.

Life Insurance

Making Sigma Nu Educational Foundation the beneficiary of an existing life insurance policy expand your ability to make a significant gift. A life insurance policy with accumulated cash value can be a source of funds for a contribution. When the original purpose for the protection no longer applies—such as to educate children now grown or to provide financial security for a spouse now deceased—your life insurance can be redirected to the Foundation. Consider naming the Foundation as a beneficiary to reduce the tax liability for your future estate.

Real Estate

Gifts of real estate offer significant advantages. Avoid the complexities of selling a piece of property while realizing valuable income and estate tax deductions. Using real estate, such as your house, farm or commercial property, to fund a gift to the Sigma Nu Educational Foundation allows you to make a sizable gift while preserving your cash assets.

Savings Bonds

As one of the most widely-held appreciated assets, savings bonds are normally taxed when cashed, reissued to another person, or reach final maturity. Fortunately, you can reduce, or even eliminate, income taxes when you choose to leave your bonds to the Sigma Nu Educational Foundation, Inc.


For further information or questions on any of the ways to give listed above, please contact us at (540) 463-1030 or foundation@sigmanu.org.

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9 North Lewis Street, P.O. Box 1869, Lexington, Virginia 24450
Phone: (540) 463-1869 | Fax: (540) 463-1669 | Email: headquarters@sigmanu.org

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