In addition to the Forest Ridge Fund, we offer other giving options, which include:
Create a legacy for the future.
Planned gifts allow your legacy to support future generations of Forest Ridge students. There are many types of planned charitable gifts. Please click here
for an overview of the most common types of planned gifts.
Forest Ridge is honored to be considered in your planned giving, and it is important to us to know that you have consulted an attorney or financial advisor. If you do not have such an advisor, we may be able to recommend one.
Please note that Forest Ridge is not engaged in giving legal or financial advice.
Memorials and Honorariums
Honor a loved one by making a gift in their name. You may choose to gift to a named scholarship or endowment that focuses on a specific interest, or simply give a gift to our general Forest Ridge Fund in honor of their memory.
Donations of appreciated securities, usually common stock, provide a tax-efficient way of making your gift. Gifts of appreciated securities, held for more than one-year, may entitle you to a charitable income tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of the gift. Additionally, you may avoid the capital gains tax that would otherwise be due on the appreciation if the security were sold.
Please note that Forest Ridge is not engaged in giving legal or financial advice. Please consult your attorney or financial advisor.
Corporate Matching and Matching Gifts
Corporate matching is a type of philanthropy in which companies financially match contributions that their employees made to nonprofit organizations.
When an employee makes a philanthropic gift, the donor will request a matching gift from their employer, who then makes their own contribution. Companies usually match donations at a 1:1 ratio, but some will match at a 2:1, 3:1, or even a 4:1 ratio.