Kelly Alsedek '71 with her dog Madigan
Kelly Alsedek '71 puts it simply: "I give stock because it doesn't make a dent in my cash flow."
Kelly's loyal and generous gifts to the Gettysburg Fund and other special funds at her alma mater started soon after she graduated. In the early years, she would write a check. More recently, she found the benefits of donating stock. Her charitable deduction is for the full market value of the stock, while her cost to purchase the stock is a distant memory.
"My connection to Gettysburg College began long before I arrived on campus as a freshman in 1967," Kelly says. "My dad was a 1947 grad, and he and my mom would bring me along any time they came back to campus, which was often. When it came time to apply to college, Gettysburg was first on my list. I applied early acceptance and the rest is history. My four years on campus were full of life shaping experiences, which have influenced me both professionally and personally ever since. My contributions are one way I give back and stay involved in the life and future of the College."
Your gift of stock can support the Gettysburg Fund or any current fund. It can create an endowment. It can also establish a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust. When you decide what gift is right for you, consider stock and you can give more with less.