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CARES Act Information

How the CARES Act Impacts Charitable Giving for 2020

Standard Deduction Benefits:

For people who take the Standard Deduction, the CARES Act allows you to take a tax deduction for contributions made to qualified charitable entities up to $300 per taxpayer ($600 for married couples) starting in 2020. This is an ‘above-the-line’ adjustment to income that will reduce a donor’s Adjusted Gross Income (AGI), and thereby reduce Taxable Income.

Itemized Deduction Benefits:

For people who file for Itemized Deductions, the CARES Act allows you to take a tax deduction of up to 100% of your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for contributions to qualifying charities starting in 2020. The new law temporarily lifts the limits on charitable giving from 60% of a taxpayer’s AGI to 100%.

The new law applies only to cash gifts that go to a public charity. If you give cash to, say, your private foundation, the old deduction rules apply. And while the organizations that manage donor-advised funds (DAF) are public charities, you do not get the higher deduction for donating cash to your DAF. These new limits also do not apply to gifts of appreciated stock.

Corporate Deduction Benefits:

For corporate donors, the CARES Act allows an entity to take a tax deduction of up to 25% of their Adjusted Tax Income for contributions to qualifying charities starting in 2020. The new law temporarily lifts the limits from 10% of Adjusted Taxable Income to 25%.

Stock Gifts

Gifts of stock transfer are acceptable and may provide some tax advantages. That said, they will be applied to your annual benefit level and are eligible to receive benefits, donor recognition and to receive priority points.

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Matching Gifts

Many companies sponsor matching gift programs to support college or university giving. Please consult with your company's HR/community relations experts to see if your company has such a program. Matching gifts can not be applied to contributions required for football or basketball seats, nor are they eligible to receive benefits. That said, they are eligible for donor recognition and to receive priority points.

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Real Property & Securities

Gifts of real property and securities are acceptable and may provide some tax advantages for you as a donor. Please consult with your tax advisor.

Credit Card or Check

To make a gift by credit card you can click here or call (619) 594-6444. All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, American Express, Discover and Mastercard.

To make a gift by check, please make the check payable to "TCF – Aztec Club". If you would like the funds to be designated to a specific sport program, please indicate the sport on the notes line.

Checks can be mailed to:
Department of Athletics – Aztec Club
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA
92182

Planned Gifts

A gift in your will or estate plans to support SDSU Athletics is a wonderful way to build a legacy. This future gift is an extension of your current commitment and support – one that will ensure a secure and brighter future for generations of Aztec student-athletes.

We will work with you to find a charitable plan that lets you provide for your family and support SDSU Athletics. To learn more about establishing an endowment or including SDSU Athletics in your estate plans, please call (619) 594-6444 or email us today.

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Donor Advised Funds, Community & Family Foundations

Gifts made via donor advised funds, community and family foundations are acceptable and may provide some tax advantages. Donor advised funds, community foundation, and family foundation gifts can not be applied to the contributions required for football or basketball tickets, nor are they eligible to receive benefits. That said, they are eligible for donor recognition and to receive priority points.

IRA Distributions

Donors can choose to award a distribution from their IRA account to Aztec Athletics. These types of gifts are acceptable and may provide some tax advantages. IRA distribution gifts can not be applied to the contributions required for football or basketball tickets, nor are they eligible to receive benefits. That said, they are eligible for donor recognition and to priority points.

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PLEASE NOTE: For any and all questions regarding tax law and how it impacts your giving, please consult your tax advisor. Athletics development staff are happy to answer any questions, but cannot provide tax advice.

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