There are many ways to show your support for the USEA Foundation and USEA Programs. All methods used are greatly appreciated and all serve to preserve and enrich the sport. If you have questions about supporting the USEA Foundation do not hesitate to email our Development Officer, Jo Whitehouse, at Jo@useventing.com

Direct Contribution

For easy fast, secure service you can donate online with a credit card by clicking the "Donate" button on any page of this website. Contributions may also be made by check and mailed to the USEA, 525 Old Waterford Road NW, Leesburg, Virginia 20176. Please indicate on your check whether you want your contribution to support an individual program (see menu on the left hand side of this page) or to support the USEA Foundation's Endowment Fund.

Monthly Giving - Become a Guardian of Eventing
Guardians of Eventing is a group of dedicated Eventing Enthusiasts who make a big impact with a small monthly gift. This is a very efficient and seamless method of donating to the USEA Foundation because monthly donations are processed automatically helping to reduce costs. Using this method you grant permission for the USEA to charge your credit card on a monthly basis for an amount stipulated by you.

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 Foundation at their workplace if the foundation meets the agency's eligibility criteria. Specifically designating the USEA Foundation 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.

Some members have named the USEA Foundation as a beneficiary on their retirement accounts. 

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. 

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 USEA Foundation's Endowment Fund. You, too, can join these generous individuals as members of the U.S. Eventing Association by your commitment to the USEA Foundation 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 Foundation's Endowment Fund.  A gift to the Endowment Fund is a gift for the sport's future as it will ensure that support for the work of the USEA Foundation is forever available in the years - and generations - to come. If you have any questions about this or any other of the ways to support the USEA and Eventing please contact Jo Whitehouse at 530.303.6754 (Work) or 571.217.6097 (Cell). Alternatively email jo@useventing.com.

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