Donating is easy. It can be as simple as a gift of cash, given in a lump sum or pledged over time.
Securities. You may also contribute investments of common stocks, bonds, mutual funds or other securities.
Real Estate. Appreciated real estate (held one year or longer), such as a primary residence, vacation home, farm or commercial property, may also serve as charitable contributions. These gifts, with a qualified appraisal, receive the same tax treatment as gifts of securities.
Ask Your Financial Advisor. Careful planning with your legal and financial advisors can give you personal satisfaction, increase tax benefits and help to change lives. There are many options of individual giving in which your gift to the Flint Institute of Music can be structured to take maximum advantage of tax benefits.
Questions for Us? Sheila Zorn, Director of Donor Relations, would be happy to talk with you about a gift to the FIM. Feel free to contact her via
or phone at 810.237.3111.