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How to Make a Donation

Indian American families, individuals, and friends can make gifts to The Indian Cultural Center with many kinds of assets and in a variety of forms. Options include cash, checks, credit card payments, gifts of marketable securities, and other assets. Please feel free to write or call for advice or details.

Your gift can have an even greater impact if your company has a matching gift program. In some cases, your spouse's company may match your gift. Find out here http://www.matchinggifts.com/demo.cfm if your company will match your contribution. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to our organization may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

Gifts of cash

Traditionally, a majority of the gifts made to The Indian Cultural Center come in the form of cash, via check or credit card. A gift of cash entitles you to the most generous federal income tax deduction available for charitable contributions. You may deduct up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income for gifts of cash and may carry any amount over that figure forward for up to five additional years.

Checks should be made payable to: "ITACC" and mailed to C/O Manu Dadhania, 34 Callison Lane, Voorhees, NJ 08034.You can donate by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover or PayPal. Please click on Donate button below.


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Gifts of marketable securities

A gift of appreciated securities that you have held for more than one year is frequently the most economical way to give. You will be eligible to take a federal income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift for up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income and will not have to recognize the appreciation as capital gain. See below for information about how to give securities or mutual fund shares to The Indian Cultural Center:

Securities Held by Your Bank or Broker

Please notify your bank or broker that you are making a gift of securities to The Indian Cultural Center and instruct your bank or broker to email Manu Dadhaniafundraising@iccofsj.orgfor instructions. Please tell your bank or broker not to proceed until speaking with a representative of ICC.


Securities Held by You

Please send unendorsed certificates by mail, along with a letter giving your name, address, and the purpose of your gift to:
"ITACC" C/O Manu Dadhania, 34 Callison Lane, Voorhees, NJ 08043

In a separate envelope, please mail to the same address a stock power for each certificate, along with a copy of your letter. Do not complete any information on the stock power other than your signature and the date. If the certificate represents a greater number of shares than you intend to give to The Indian Cultural Center, please enclose a note requesting the return of a new stock certificate with the non-gift balance.

Your bank or broker can supply you with blank stock powers, or we will be happy to send them to you. For most expedient handling, do not fill in The Indian Cultural Center's name as transferee on either the stock certificate or the stock power, and please do not send stock certificates to a transfer agent for transfer into The Indian Cultural Center's name.

Mutual Fund Shares

Please contact Manu Dadhania with information about your mutual fund shares. The procedure for transferring shares is established by the mutual fund company, and Manu will be able to assist you with the appropriate letters of instruction.

Gifts of other assets

Gifts to The Indian Cultural Center can come in the form of other assets as well. For example, you may wish to consider gifts of closely held stock, tangible personal property if its use is related to The Indian Cultural Center's educational purpose, or real estate. Please contact us for further information.

The Indian Cultural Center's Federal Tax Identification Number is 22-3579469, official name is "India Temple Association Cultural Center" with address 25 E Taunton Road, Berlin, NJ 08009.

Questions: Call Manu Dadhania at 856-751-8117 or e-mailfundraising@iccofsj.orgor Rina Patel at 856-313-5235 or email: treasurer@iccofsj.org.