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Planned Giving Contributions

There are many different ways to make a financial contribution to Salem's Riverfront Carousel.  

Depending upon the type of gift, there are different tax and estate planning implications.  Some donations take place in the present form (e.g. gifts of cash, securities, real estate) while other donations (e.g. wills, life insurance, life income gifts) typically fall into the category of planned gifts.  To learn more information about how to support Salem's Riverfront Carousel please contact Marie Bradford at 503-540-0374 ext 302 or

 Salem’s Riverfront Carousel, a nonprofit organization (501.c.3 ID # 91-1815668), was handcrafted between 1995-2001 and is distinctly Oregon themed with various State symbols as part of its artistic attraction. All of the items, including the animals were and are ‘adopted’ with sponsorship and support from our local community.  We strive to keep the dream alive by embracing our global community, promoting tourism/volunteerism, providing cultural/educational opportunity/events/programming, and continuing business/agency partnering. Our goal remains to inspire creative living, community cohesiveness, cooperation, diversity, inclusion, imagination and fun, for generations to come!

To help us Keep the Dream Alive, make a donation now.

Board of Directors

Cassandra Ferder - Chair

Sue Thompson- Vice Chair

Lois Cole - Treasurer

Maggie Sather - Secretary


Cathy Daniels

Naomi Dwyer

Darr Goss

Don Herman

Tom Rohlfing

Ozzie Rose

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Planned Giving Ideas:

Life Income Gifts

Life income gifts allow you to receive an income as a result of making a charitable gift.  Depending on the type of plan you choose, the income can be fixed or variable and can be for you or other beneficiaries you choose.  For example, you might create a charitable remainder trust to pay income to you for life and contribute money, stock or other property to it.  Once placed in the trust, the assets can be sold (avoiding capital gains tax) and the proceeds reinvested to produce a higher yield.  Life income gifts entitle you to an immediate income tax deduction, which is based on the present value of your future gift to us.


Life Insurance

You can contribute a life insurance policy to Salem's Riverfront Carousel by naming us as either the owner of the policy or simply as the beneficiary.  If you name us as owner and beneficiary, you will be entitled to an income tax deduction limited to the lower of the value of the policy or your cost basis in the contract.  In addition, if you continue to pay premiums on a policy that we own, you can deduct the premium payments.


Real Estate

If you own property that is not subject to a mortgage and has appreciated in value, a charitable gift may be an attractive option.  You can claim an income tax deduction based on the fair market value of the property, avoid all capital gains taxes and remove that asset from your taxable estate.  Or, you can transfer your home, farm or vacation rental to Salem's Riverfront Carousel now and continue to use the property for the rest of your life.  Due to the complexities involved, we encourage you to contact us to discuss any gift of real estate.



The easiest way to leave a legacy for Salem's Riverfront Carousel is to remember the Carousel in your will.  You can name a specific amount or indicate a percentage of your estate to be directed to the Carousel.  Following is more information for making a charitable bequest to Salems Riverfront Carousel.


Sample Language for Wills and Estate Plans

I bequeath to Salem's Riverfront Carousel, an Oregon non-profit organization, with its principal offices located at 101 Front Street NE, Salem, Oregon, the sum of $______ (or ____% of my residuary estate) to be used at the discretion of its governing board for the Carousel's ongoing work.


Please note that the sample language above should be written or adapted by legal counsel to fit your individual situation. 


Additional Information for Your Attorney

Legal name: Salem's Riverfront Carousel  

Address: 101 Front St. NE, Salem, Oregon  97301

Phone: 503-540-0374 Fax: 503-763-0630

(Please contact us for additional Tax ID information).


All of us who donate our time, talent, and energy to keep the Carousel dream alive have given a tremendous gift.


But did you know that anyone can leave a lasting gift to the Carousel?  


For more information about these and other ways you can leave a lasting legacy for Salem's Riverfront Carousel, please contact Marie Bradford-Blevins, Executive Director at 

503-540-0374, ext 302 or

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