The LSST Corporation solicits and accepts gifts for purposes that will help the organization fulfill its mission to transform the scientific and societal impact of the LSST. All donations to LSSTC are fully tax-deductable.
The most common ways to make a donation are:
Receipts for gifts of cash will indicate the value of the cash donated. Gifts of marketable securities, real property, and other assets will be receipted as the asset gifted, with no dollar value. The burden of valuation for tax purposes is up to the donor for all but cash gifts.
To donate by check:
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For brokerage transfers:
Please direct questions about other forms of donations, such as gifts-in-kind, tangible personal property, or gifts designated for endowments, charitable remainder trusts, insurance policies, or bequest intentions to email@example.com.
The LSST Corporation cannot accept gifts that (a) would result in the Corporation violating its corporate charter, (b) would result in the Corporation losing its status as an IRS § 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization, (c) are too difficult or too expensive to administer in relation to their value, (d) would result in any unacceptable consequences for the Corporation, or (e) are for purposes outside the LSST Corporation’s mission. Decisions on the restrictive nature of a gift, and its acceptance or refusal, shall be made by the Executive Board, in consultation with the CEO. Examples of gifts that are beyond the scope of the Corporation’s mission and ability to administer and steward, include:
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