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CARES Act’s Impact on Giving

Did you know? The CARES Act includes several charitable tax provisions to encourage giving. These include:

  • A new deduction for charitable donors who do not itemize when filing their tax returns. If you do not itemize but make a gift to a non-profit like Florida Southern, you will be allowed to take a special tax deduction, up to $300, to reduce your tax liability.*
    *If you are married filing jointly, the deduction is per couple, not per person.
  • An increase in the deduction limit up to 100% of a donor’s annual income for case gifts (previously the deduction was capped at 60% of annual income). If you make a gift, you will be able to deduct more this year.

Talk to us about donations of bequests, retirement assets, stocks and bonds, real estate, beneficiary designation gifts, and insurance. As always, please consult with your tax advisor.

Ways to Give


Make a secure gift using your credit card. We accept payments from Discover, Mastercard, Visa, and American Express.

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Make a secure gift using Paypal.

If you would like to make your donation via phone, you can contact the Development Office at 863.680.3000.

If you prefer to mail your contribution, you can send a check or money order addressed as follows:

Development Office
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801

Many employers match donations, even for spouses and retirees. Please use the linked donation matching tool to locate your employer, and follow the instructions for submitting your matching gift paperwork.

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Bequests, retirement assets, stocks and bonds, real estate, and insurance make for wonderful planned gifts to the College.

Learn More about planned giving

Gifts of $1000 or more ($500 or more if graduated in the last 10 years) qualify you for our exclusive giving society.

Learn More about the spivey society

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a charitable account sponsored by a public charity that donors can use to support their philanthropy. Donors make an irrevocable contribution to the charity that sponsors a DAF and an account is established in the donor’s name.

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