Ways to Give Today
Your gift to the Southern Oregon Historical Society helps us continue our mission of bringing history alive by collecting, preserving, and sharing the stories and artifacts of our region’s past. Through its interpretive programs, collections, and publications, the Society strives to educate the public and generate an appreciation of regional history for present and future generations.
SOHS depends on the wonderful generosity of our supporters, members and community stakeholders. This support makes everything we do possible!
You can make your gift by clicking the donate button below or by mailing your check to SOHS at 106 N. Central Ave., Medford, OR 97501.
Thank you for your generous support of the Southern Oregon Historical Society!
Give to our General Fund
The General Fund supports the daily operations of the Southern Oregon Historical Society. That includes everything we do--collections, library, and archives; programs, events, and activities; publications, social media, and other outreach efforts; the History Center and SOHS Hanley Farm; not to mention the individuals who make all of this possible!
Support the Event Center
SOHS is transforming a portion of its Medford History Center, the one-of-a-kind Art Deco streamline moderne J. C. Penney's Building, into an Event Center. This much-needed downtown event space will not only accommodate 350+ people for cultural and community activities, it will also underwrite SOHS's mission of preserving and sharing Southern Oregon's unique history along with the Society's plans for a new museum.
Other Ways to Give
There are many ways you can support us! Make a lasting mark by making a major contribution or think about including us in your planned estate.
|Type of Gift||How it Works||When to Set up the Gift|
|Cash||Write a check or charge a credit card.||Anytime: Tax breaks can help you each year.|
|Bequest||Leave a specific amount or percentage of your estate to us through your will or living trust.||Anytime: You can change the gift as your life circumstances require|
|Appreciated Securities||Give securities owned longer than one year, and receive a deduction and avoid capital gains tax.||Anytime: Consider this gift whenever long-term capital gains taxes are an issue.|
|Retirement Plan||Name us as primary or contingent beneficiary of part or all of your retirement plan.||Anytime: This tax-heavy asset makes a great charitable gift after your lifetime.|
|Charitable Gift Annuities||Make a donation and, in turn, receive a fixed annuity payment each year for life.||Anytime: Benefit from a current tax deduction and augment potential retirement income on a tax-favored basis.|
|Memorials & Tributes||Give a gift in memory or in honor of a loved one.||Anytime: Realize tax benefits for your kindness.|
|Donor Advised Funds||Access the giving power of a private foundation without the expense or complexity.||Anytime: This gift allows for easy record keeping as well as an immediate tax deduction.|
|Endowments||Establish a fund to support a specific interest, leaving the principal intact in perpetuity.||Anytime: Gain a tax advantage and create a permanent and financially stable fund.|
|Retirement Assets||Designate all or a portion of your retirement plan to SOHS while retaining control and use of the funds during your lifetime.||Anytime: Give the most-taxed asset in your estate to SOHS, leaving more favorably taxed property to your heirs.|
|Life Insurance||Name SOHS owner and beneficiary of a life insurance policy.||Anytime: Make a significant gift from income instead of capital while qualifying for an income tax deduction.|