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Major Gifts

One Donor's Journey

Over the past nine years, there have been hundreds of participants who have graduated from the Adult Rehabilitation Program (ARP) in Chico - and George Walker has been to almost every graduation. Back in 1985, George, already the Advisory Board Chair in Chico, saw a need in the community for a robust drug and alcohol treatment program - and it became his mission to see that The Salvation Army address this need. George?s vision became reality: He helped to spearhead a $5 million capital campaign, and the ARP in Chico was established in 2007.

There are many ways you can make a gift and have a positive impact on someone's life. Most of these giving opportunities could benefit you financially, and all of them will make a difference in many lives, families and communities.

Because we serve people in so many different ways, we know that there is a giving opportunity that fits your needs and passions. Please contact us at 888-390-2769, and one of our Donor Relations Directors will be happy to speak with you.

Meet Our Team

Kim Butters                                                                                         
Director of Development



Austin Nevers                                                                 Blaine Goodwin                                            
Sacramento & Placer Counties                                     Sonoma County                                             



Trina Planchon                                                     Donna Ruiz
Marin, Napa & Solano Counties                         Northern Nevada


Here are some of the most common vehicles for making a major gift and a major impact:


Charitable gifts are most often made in the form of cash, checks and electronic transfers.  When you itemize your tax deductions, gifts of cash may be used to eliminate federal income tax on up to half of your adjusted gross income (AGI). You may enjoy state income tax savings as well.


Giving securities (stocks, bonds or mutual funds) that are worth more than they cost can bring additional tax savings. Such gifts are generally deductible for income tax purposes at their full current value if they have been owned for longer than one year. They can be used to offset tax on up to 30 percent of your AGI. As an additional benefit, no tax is owed on capital gain that could be due in the event of a sale.

If you have investments that are now worth less than they cost, consider selling them and using the cash proceeds to make a charitable gift. This creates a loss you may be able to deduct from other taxable income as well as a deduction for the amount of the cash contribution. The combined deductions for the gift and the loss may total more than the current value of the investment. 

Whether you make a gift in the form of cash or other property, any unused deductions may serve to reduce your taxes in as many as five future years.

Instructions for transferring publicly traded securities to The Salvation Army account held at UBS:

DTC ID #0221
UBS Financial Services, Inc.
888 San Clemente Drive, Suite 400
Newport Beach, CA 92660
FBO: The Salvation Army, Del Oro Division
Account #: UJ56861

Real Estate

Donating acceptable real estate can save capital gains, offer a tax deduction and has a major impact on helping those in need.

Memorial Gift

This is a unique way to honor a friend or loved one and benefit others in our care at the same time.



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