Because of alumni and friends, the FDL HS athletic programs will never stop transforming lives. Your gift, big or small, makes all the difference to continuing the Cardinal athletic experience you remember. If you would like to help maintain Cardinal excellence for future generations, please make a gift to the Cardinal Athletic Alumni Fund.
You can help ensure the future success of Cardinal athletic programs through gift planning today. Depending on the arrangements you choose, you also can:
> Reduce your income taxes > Avoid capital-gain tax > Increase your spendable income > Retain payments for life
Corporations and foundations are important partners in Fond du Lac Cardinal athletic programs.
Employer matching-gift programs can double or even triple your gift to the Cardinal athletic programs. Search to see if your employer matches charitable gifts:
Bequests & Wills
A bequest may be in the form of cash, securities, real estate or other property. You should specify that the Cardinal Athletic Alumni Association is to receive a certain amount or percentage of your estate, particular assets or the remainder of your estate after providing for heirs.
To discuss making a bequest or for assistance in drafting language, please contact us.
Gifts that qualify for naming opportunities are a meaningful and lasting way to impact the lives of present and future Cardinal athletes. The gift can serve as an avenue for paying tribute to a loved one or deserving organization. Naming opportunities are available for endowed scholarships, endowed chairs and professorships, capital projects and other unrestricted endowments.
Some of the most effective and far-reaching gifts are those given to create an endowment. Endowed funds are critical to the financial stability of Cardinal athletic programs. The present and future revenue streams that endowed funds generate allow Fond du Lac athletics the stability and support it needs to maintain the athletic programs in the Fond du Lac school district.
An endowment is based on an initial gift of substantial size that in turn provides annual income earnings generated by investment of the principal. With an endowment fund, your gift is invested with other gifts to maximize its value. Annual amounts are distributed to the program you have designated, while the fund principal remains to provide support in perpetuity.
Securities & Stocks
Gifts of appreciated property have been considered the “best value” in charitable giving. That is because there are multiple benefits to making a gift of this type. In addition to a charitable contribution tax deduction, you generally are able to avoid paying capital gains tax on the increase in value of the assets. Learn how property like this is valued, its benefit to you as a donor and how to transfer these properties.