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Giving to Marble Retreat
Your gifts to Marble Retreat Christian Counseling help continue our tradition of excellence in helping to bring healing and restore hope to those in vocational Christian ministry through brief, intensive, Christ-centered psychotherapy.

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Gifts to Marble Retreat, 501(c)(3), are charitable contributions with resulting tax benefits. The amount of the benefit depends on the kind of gift. A well-planned gift can combine financial and charitable objectives by helping realize personal goals and by providing tax benefits.



Cash gifts can provide Marble Retreat with funds for current use and can result in immediate tax savings. If you'd like to give a cash donation, please click on the Donate Online link on the upper left or view and print our mail form.


Gifts of appreciated securities can be one of the most advantageous ways of giving and thus helping with our Christain counseling mission. These gifts can be made in person, through the mail or through a broker. For tax purposes, the value of the gift is the average market value on the date of delivery or if mailed, on the postmark date. If transferred through a broker, the value is determined on the date of transfer as recorded in a Marble Retreat account.

Personal Property

Gifts of tangible personal property such as art and rare books related to Marble Retreat's exempt purposes are fully tax-deductible at fair market value.

Real Estate

Real estate can provide an immediate gift, fund a trust, or even arrange for lifetime occupancy after making the gift.


A bequest in your will can be an effective way of giving while reducing the taxable portion of your estate for federal tax purposes.

Life Income Gifts

You can make a substantial gift to Marble Retreat while obtaining income, estate and gift tax benefits and providing an income for your spouse or other family members. In general, cash or other assets are transferred to a trustee who administers the fund. After the death of the last beneficiary, the trust is terminated and the principal transferred to Marble Retreat. An investment to benefit you and Marble Retreat may be made through a Charitable Remainder Unitrust. A Qualified Terminable Interest Property Trust is another option.


Life insurance can benefit Marble Retreat at a relatively low cost to the donor. To qualify, Marble Retreat must be the owner and beneficiary. If the policy is paid up, your charitable contribution is the cash value of the policy. Premiums paid on a gifted insurance policy also qualify for deductions.

Amazon Smile! - An Easy and Free Way to Support Marble Retreat!

If you shop through Amazon, you can go to and search for Marble Retreat. When you add Marble Retreat as your charity, .5% of your eligible purchases will be donated to Marble Retreat. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Marble Retreat every time you shop and you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Please Note: Donations are made by the AmazonSmile Foundation and therefore not tax deductible by you.

Further Information

A member of the Marble Retreat staff is available to answer your questions regarding gift options and Marble Retreat's gift acceptance policies. For specific recommendations, you should consult your own qualified professional adviser.

Kari MacKenzie, D.Min, M.A.
Executive Director
Marble Retreat Christian Counseling
P. O. Box 176
Carbondale, Colorado 81623
(970) 963-2499, or email us (