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USEA Endowment Trust

Endowed gifts are an enduring way to demonstrate your enthusiasm for and commitment to the USEA and the sport of eventing for the future. They, also, are an excellent way to help the association achieve its vision priorities for the future.

An endowment operates like an investment vehicle. Once it is created, the interest earned is used to support the intended purpose of the fund. Thus, the principal is never utilized permitting the fund to be maintained in perpetuity.

Under the terms of the Declaration of Trust, “the Endowment is organized, and shall at all times be operated, exclusively for the benefit of, or to perform the functions of, or to carry out the Charitable Purposes of the USEA.”

Therefore, you can safely donate to the Endowment Trust sure in the knowledge that all funds donated to the USEA Endowment Trust will be securely invested to ensure the long-term future of the USEA and the sport.

Endowment Trust Giving


Direct Contribution

Cash, Check or Charge

By check or credit card, this is the easiest way you can contribute to the foundation.

Donate Through the USEA Online Services Site! - It's fast & secure.

Workplace Giving

Workplace giving campaigns offer a convenient way to make payroll deduction contributions to the USEA Endowment Fund.

Workplace giving campaigns include The United Way Campaign; State, City, and Local Government campaigns; and other workplace giving programs.

United Way Campaign

Many individuals find it convenient to participate in workplace giving through their employer's United Way Campaign. Some United Way Campaign offices offer the option of designating specific organizations to receive funding.

State, City, and Local Government Employee Campaigns

Employees of these agencies may also contribute to the USEA Endowment Fund at their workplace if the foundation meets the agency's eligibility criteria. Specifically designating the Endowment Fund in campaigns where eligibility has not yet been determined is often the catalyst for the Endowment becoming eligible.

Other Workplace Giving Campaigns

Many non-governmental employers offer their employees workplace giving in lieu of participating in community-based campaigns such as United Way.

Donating Stock

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, and 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 year 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, keep the following in mind:

Don't hesitate to call the U.S. Eventing Assocition should you have any questions or desire information to complete your charitable gift before year's end. We can put in touch with a member of professionals, who would be pleased to assist you in reviewing your financial situation.

Planned Giving

Many individuals are concerned about the future of eventing. That's why they have provided a legacy of freedom in their estate planning by contributing to the programs and activities of the Endowment Fund. You, too, can join these generous individuals as members of the U.S. Eventing Association by your commitment to the USEA Endowment Fund 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 Endowment. A permanent source of funding for educational programs, endowment provide the opportunity to change the course of history. A gift to the endowment is a gift for the future as it will ensure that support for the work of the USEA Endowment Fund is forever available in the years - and generations - to come.


Latest News

June 4, 2013
Looking for a past issue of Eventing USA? Thanks to the USEA Endowment Trust, the history of eventing is now at your fingertips.Relive more than 40 years of eventing news and education and experience the evolution of the sport as it was covered by the USEA. The archives date back to a United States Combined Training Association newsletter in 1960 and are rich with historical photos and articles. Take a look!
May 23, 2013
What are your goals as an Event Rider? Is the dream of being an International Rider one of your goals? Opportunity is knocking! Apply for the Travel grant to the Event at Rebecca Farm CIC***. Deadline for your application is June 1, 2013
April 9, 2013
What are your goals as an Event Rider? Is the dream of being an International Rider one of your goals? Opportunity is knocking! Apply for the Travel grant to the Event at Rebecca Farm CIC***. Deadline for your application is June 1, 2013
December 6, 2012
USEA Endowment Trust Proudly Announces the 2012 Essex Grant


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