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How to Make a Gift

Gifts of cash are the easiest and most direct way to give to ECS and gifts are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Many members and friends participate with gifts of cash. These benefactors enjoy seeing the immediate results of their generosity in ECS programs.

There are a number of ways to make your cash gift.

  • Make your gift online
  • Send a check. Make your check payable to The Electrochemical Society; and tell us where to direct your gift. Send to: ECS, 65 S. Main Street, Bldg. D, Pennington, NJ 08534-2839, USA
  • Call the ECS Development Office at 1.609.737.1902 ext.115

CFC Payroll Deduction
If you are a federal employee, you may be able to give to ECS through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The CFC enables Federal civilian, postal and military employees to easily and efficiently support eligible non-profit organizations of their choice. You may make a one-time gift through the CFC, or elect to pledge a specific amount to be withheld regularly from your pay beginning in January and continuing through December. ECS is currently registered with the CFC of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA); our charity code is 10087. To learn more about CFC or to set up an account, please visit Gifts made to ECS through the CFC are tax deductible.

Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, or Planned Giving
You do not have to give cash to make a gift to ECS.  A gift of cash or a gift in stocks both generate the same charitable contribution. But if you use stocks, bonds, or mutual funds to make a gift to ECS, you may receive additional tax benefits.  The IRS allows you to make your transfer to ECS without recognizing capital gain on the appreciation.  Thus, leveraging a larger donation than if you used cash and receive a larger tax-deduction by “buying low and giving high.”

Planned Giving Building a Legacy
ECS offers philanthropic options that benefit both the member and the Society. We invite you to take a leadership role by creating a legacy for your technical field through another special giving option, a gift to the ECS Endowment. A "planned gift" simply means that you arrange to make a contribution to ECS, either outright or deferred. Because of careful tax planning or the passage of time, planned gifts generally allow you to make a larger contribution than would otherwise be possible. A planned gift creates a substantial principal base to allow the net income to make a difference in the solid-state and electrochemical science and technology community. The principle, your initial gift, remains in perpetuity.

  • Read about Carl Hering and his legacy to the Society.
  • In appreciation We thank these individuals who have made a significant investment in the future of The Electrochemical Society and the science it advances. Their generosity will have an impact on ECS in perpetuity.

    Robert P. Frankenthal
    George R. Gillooly
    Stan Hancock
    Carl Hering
    W. Jean Horkans
    Keith E. Johnson
    Mary M. Loonam
    Edward G. Weston
    2 Anonymous Donors

For additional information, including sample language for making a bequest, please click here. Many of our planned giving financial vehicles such as gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts provides the donor with income for life and a pay rate of return that may equal or exceed the current investment returns. If you are interested in learning more how you and/or a spouse or child can receive income for life or you have/would like to add ECS to your will, please contact the ECS Development Office at 609.737.1902, Ext. 115.



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