Some of the most common ways to make a gift to Westminster Ingleside Foundation are to write a check, make a gift using a credit card, or donate online.

A gift of cash could be right for you if:

  • You want the easiest way to donate to Westminster Ingleside Foundation. 
  • You want the largest possible income tax charitable deduction for your gift.
  • You would like to make the gift to Westminster Ingleside Foundation that has the greatest immediate impact.

How it works
You make a gift of cash directly to Westminster Ingleside Foundation and you receive an immediate income tax charitable deduction.

How Your Gift Helps

Your gifts to the Westminster Ingleside Foundation help raise funds in support of the continuing care retirement communities Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge, and Ingleside at King Farm. It will provide the Westminster Ingleside Foundation with the resources to…

Raise charitable funds to help residents in need Enhance the quality of life for all residents Build an endowment for the future


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What is an outright gift of cash?
An outright gift of cash is when you transfer funds to Westminster Ingleside Foundation and get nothing of financial value in return. The most common way for donors to make an outright gift is to write a check payable to Westminster Ingleside Foundation.

Gift provides immediate support
Unlike some other gift arrangements, your outright gift will provide resources that Westminster Ingleside Foundation can put to immediate use. If you prefer to restrict our use of your gift in any way, please contact us so that we can be sure that we can carry out your wishes.   

Maximum tax savings
You may deduct the full amount of your donation up to 60% of your adjusted gross income, providing tax savings if you itemize. 

Ways to give cash
Most donors make an outright gift by writing a check payable to Westminster Ingleside Foundation and mailing it to us. You may also make a cash gift using your credit card.


Kerry Wade would like to make an immediate $15,000 gift to Westminster Ingleside Foundation. Kerry could write a check for this amount and earn a charitable deduction equal to $15,000. Alternatively, Kerry could make a gift using her credit card by calling us on the phone, responding to a mailing, or by donating online through our website. Gifts of checks and gifts made via credit cards are considered cash gifts.


  • Kerry may deduct up to 60% of her adjusted gross income for her gift of cash, providing tax savings if she itemizes.
  • If Kerry itemizes deductions but cannot use the entire deduction in the year of gift, she may carry the balance forward for up to five additional years. 
  • Assuming Kerry itemizes deductions and can use her entire income tax charitable deduction of $15,000, she will save her $5,550 (37% tax).
  • Kerry will gain the satisfaction of making a $15,000 gift to Westminster Ingleside Foundation.