With the end of year approaching and holiday gift giving in mind, we offer a few options to make a difference for Coast Guard members and their families. And if you have a few people on your gift list and no idea what to get them, consider donating in their honor so they too can assist the service members who support us every day.
Full-Mission Gift: With a $100 or greater gift to the Coast Guard Foundation, we’ll send you a 2022 weather-proof decal for your boat or car. Show your support for Coast Guard members and their families and earn this cool sticker, too.
Monthly Giving: Join our monthly giving society, the Lighthouse Keepers, to help Coast Guard members year-round with an automatic gift every month. It’s an easy, tax-deductible way to help support members of the Coast Guard all year round.
Burgee Flag: Show your support on land and sea. Visit our online store to pick up a 12"x18" red, white and blue swallowtail flag with the Coast Guard Foundation crest printed on it. Made of a polyester knit, the single reverse design features grommets so you can fly it from your boat or anywhere with appreciation. Priced at $60 plus $3.50 shipping.
Run to Remember T-Shirt: Our 2021 t-shirts are on sale for $15 until the end of the year; place an order for you or as a gift by December 15 to guarantee holiday delivery. Add a Run to Remember decal for $3 more. With each purchase, we include a pack of six notecards and a custom tag so you can personalize your gift in a special way.
Other Ways to Give:
- Individual Retirement Account (IRA) Rollover: Make a tax-free gift from a qualified retirement account, which may also satisfy your required minimum distribution for the year.
- Donor Advised Fund (DAF): As the fastest-growing charitable giving vehicle, this is one of the easiest and most tax-advantageous ways to give to charity.
- Stocks and Bonds: Gifts of appreciated securities are a smart and simple way to maximize your charitable giving while reducing your tax burden.
- Bequests: Give a gift from your estate through your last will and testament. Access our easy-to-use planned giving tools to build your estate plans today.