Given recent market growth, now may be an ideal time for you to consider supporting International House. Gifts of stock are simple to make and afford significant tax benefits. An outright gift of appreciated stock would benefit both you and I-House. By transferring the stock to I-House, you avoid the capital gains tax and receive an income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock. You could utilize the tax savings to repurchase shares of the stock given or to purchase other stock.

You might also consider transferring securities to one of the University's life income plans, which provide unique and mutually beneficial ways for alumni/ae and friends to support International House. While your generous gift would enhance the House's financial foundation, it also will provide you with attractive benefits, such as valuable tax savings, an annual stream of income, and membership in the University's planning giving club, The Benjamin Ide Wheeler Society.

For more information about creative opportunities to support International House, please contact Melinda Carmack, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, International House, 2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720-2320, (510) 642-0124, fax (510) 643-8968, or e-mail

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