Annual & Endowment Fund Gifts
From Generosity Grows Beauty
“Contribute to a fertile future today and tomorrow.”
Giving a gift to our Annual Fund and/or Endowment Fund helps strengthen the programs and mission of The Gardens both now and in the future.
Annual Fund gifts assist us immediately, in the present to meet our budget and respond quickly to unexpected costs.
Endowment Fund gifts touch the future by contributing to our managed assets. Our endowment is managed by the Outer Banks Community Foundation. We request your help this year to build our endowment funds with an additional gift.
Thank you in advance for your generosity and for joining us to make a difference as we respect our incredible past, and look future- forward.
Ways to Give
Cash – Gifts of cash or by check are the popular giving methods. All gifts to the Annual Fund qualify for tax deductions. Write out checks to The Elizabethan Gardens, Inc. Note specific amounts for Annual Fund and/or Endowment Fund in the memo. Mail to 1411 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC 27954
Gifts of Stock – The IRS allows you one of its most significant tax breaks for gifts of appreciated securities. Call The Gardens for details.
Retirement Assets– Donate to the Gardens with a tax-free distribution from your IRA. The Tax Extenders and Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act of 2008 (through 2009) allows individuals aged 70 1/2 and older to donate up to $100,000 from their IRAs and Roth IRAs to public charities without having to count the distributions as taxable income. Please consult with your attorney or other financial advisor to evaluate the applicability to your unique tax and financial circumstances.
John G. Buchanan Memorial Fund– This fund is used to endow individual annual dog memberships.