Ways to Give

When you give to IYRS, you invest in learning, in fine craftsmanship, in our collective maritime heritage, and in building our manufacturing future. Your charitable gift to IYRS makes an important positive impact on our students and our world.

IYRS is a 501(c)(3) organization, and your gift is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Ways to Give to IYRS

Stock Gift

Gifts of securities are welcome. Please contact Director of Development & Marketing, Kim Norton-O'Brien, at 401.848.5777 x218 for stock transfer instructions.

Corporate Matching

Many corporations match their employees’ charitable gifts to non-profit organizations, effectively doubling the power and value of your contribution. To find out if the company you work for (or your spouse's company) has a matching gift program, contact your human resources office and follow the directions to initiate a match. Please contact Kim Norton-O'Brien, Director of Development & Marketing, a 401.848.5777 x218 with any questions.

Qualified Charitable Distribution

Donors who reach age 70 1/2 may make a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) directly from their IRA to IYRS. A QCD is a distribution of up to $100,000 that is paid directly to a qualified charity. The QCD is tax-free to both the IRA owner and IYRS.

Boat Donations

Boat Donations (Assets)
When a boat is donated, the owner receives the full appraised value as a charitable tax deduction and IYRS is the beneficiary of the funds when the boat is later sold. Please contact Kim Norton-O'Brien at 401.848.5777 x218 for details. All boat donations must be pre-approved by IYRS.

Boat Donations (Restorations)
IYRS accepts a limited number of boat donations for student restoration projects. The owner receives the full appraised value as a charitable tax deduction. All boat donations must be pre-approved. Please contact Bill Kenyon, Director of Education, or call 401.848.5777 x213 for details.

Endowed Funds

Endowed funds provide support for IYRS for a discrete length of time, or into perpetuity. The donor's gift is professionally invested and a percentage is spun off annually to be used by IYRS. Endowed funds may be designated by the donor for a particular purpose, including scholarship, faculty chair, or operating funds. Endowed funds start at a minimum gift amount of $25,000. Please contact Kim Norton-O'Brien, Director of Development & Marketing, at 401.848.5777 x218 for more information about starting an endowed fund at IYRS.

Bequest

By naming IYRS in your estate plans, you create an important and impactful legacy. You can designate IYRS as the beneficiary of your assets by will, trust, or other instrument. Please contact Kim Norton-O'Brien, Director of Development & Marketing, at 401.848.5777 x218 for more information.

Charitable Gift Annuity

Transfer your cash or appreciated property to IYRS in exchange for a partial tax deduction and payment of an annual fixed income for the rest of your life. Charitable gift annuities allow you to receive income and realize a tax benefit while providing financial support to IYRS. For more information about charitable gift annuities, please contact Kim Norton-O'Brien, Director of Development & Marketing, at 401.848.5777 x218.

Make a gift today!

Your gift to IYRS can be made securely online by clicking here. Or, mail a check to:

IYRS School of Technology & Trades
Development Department
449 Thames St.
Newport, RI  02840

To make a credit card gift by phone, please call Kim Norton-O'Brien, Director of Development & Marketing, at 401.848.5777 x218.