The USEA offers a variety of ways to make your tax deductible donation. The USEA will use your donation during the current year to make eventing more safe and enjoyable. You can be sure that your gift will be put to the best possible use.
Workplace giving campaigns offer a convenient way to make payroll deduction contributions to the USEA. Such workplace giving campaigns include: The United Way Campaign; State, City, and Local Government campaigns; and other workplace giving programs.
State, City, and Local Government Employee Campaigns
Employees of these agencies may also contribute to the USEA at their workplace if the foundation meets the agency's eligibility criteria. Specifically designating the USEA in campaigns where eligibility has not yet been determined is often the catalyst for the USEA becoming eligible.
Non-Government Giving Campaigns
Many non-governmental employers offer their employees workplace giving in lieu of participating in community-based campaigns such as the United Way.
It is simple to make a charitable contribution in the form of individual stocks or mutual funds. Securities that have increased in value may be worth more in tax savings. These gifts are generally deductible for their full value if owned longer than a year. They also allow you to avoid the capital gains tax that would otherwise be collected from their sale.
If you have traditional retirement accounts and are over 59 ½ years of age, you might think of making withdrawls sufficient to fund your charitable gifts. Simply report the income on your tax return, and then take a corresponding deduction for your charitable contribution. This plan usually results in a "wash" for tax purposes, but allows you to use additional retirement funds in a manner that ensures they will, in effect, never be subjected to income, estate, or gift taxes.
Soon many charitably-minded people will find that they can leave more of their estate to their family free of gift and estate taxes. This change will pave the way for the inclusion of more charitable gifts in one's long-term estate plans. While reviewing your financial situation this year, please keep this in mind.
Don't hesitate to call the U.S. Eventing Association should you have any questions or desire information to complete your charitable gift before year's end. We can put you in touch with a number of professionals who would be pleased to assist you in reviewing your financial situation.
Many individuals are concerned about the future of eventing. That is why they have provided a legacy of freedom in their estate planning by contributing to the programs and activities of the USEA. You can also join these generous individuals as members of the U.S. Eventing Association by your commitment to the USEA through your will or other planned gift.
Planned gifts benefit both the individual and the U.S. Eventing Association. Such a gift is usually the result of careful financial and/or estate planning, and is often combined with current gifts as part of an overall giving program. These gifts include trusts, bequests, personal property, life insurance and gifts of real property subject to a life estate. Each of these forms of giving is closely regulated by law and requires special arrangements and tax treatment.
One's legacy can be furthered through a gift to the USEA. Donations are a major source of funding for educational programs, and provide the opportunity to change the course of history. A gift to the USEA is a gift for the future, as it will ensure that support for the work of the USEA is forever available in the years and generations to come.
For the easiest way to contribute to the USEA, just click on the following link: USEA Online Services.
In addition to donating to the general USEA Fund, the USEA offers a variety of programs that you can donate directly to including:
USEA Endowment Trust
Rebecca Broussard Developing Riders Fund
American Eventing Championships
Course Design Ed. (cross-country and show jumping)
GPS Speed Study
Equine Cardiovascular Research Study
Eventing Hall of Fame
Future Event Horse Series
Gold Cup Series
Instructor's Certification Program
Officials Training and Continuing Ed.
Young Event Horse Series
Frangible Technology Research