IRS guidelines require online credit card transactions be completed by 11:59 p.m. December 31, 2015 (based on the time zone in which the gift is made) in order for those gifts to count toward 2015 tax deductibility.
Phoned-in Credit Card Gifts
Phoned-in credit card gifts must be received by 12:00 p.m. (Central Time), December 31, 2015. To make a gift by phone, call Nancy at 773429-4200. Please have your credit card number, expiration date, and daytime telephone number ready.
Mailed Check or Credit Card Gifts
If you prefer, you can send a check or make a credit card gift by mail. If sending a check, it must be postmarked by December 31, 2015. If sending a credit card gift by mail, it must be postmarked by Monday, December 18, 2015, to help ensure processing before year-end. Simply send your credit card number, expiration date, daytime telephone number, and instructions regarding your gift designation to the Brother Rice Development Office. The Foundation accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.