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Planned Giving

Gift Planning

Provide long-lasting support and enjoy a variety of tax benefits and even income when you make a gift through your estate or in the form of another gift. Explore some of our featured gift models or learn about more ways to give.


You may be looking for a way to make a significant gift to help further our mission. A bequest is a gift made through your will or trust. It is one of the most popular and flexible ways that you can support our cause.

IRA Charitable Rollover

An IRA rollover allows people age 70½ and older to reduce their taxable income by making a gift directly from their IRA.

Charitable Remainder Unitrust

You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable remainder unitrust. The trust sells your property tax-free and provides you with income for life or a term of years.

Charitable Lead Trust

You fund a trust that makes gifts to us for a number of years. Your family receives the trust remainder at substantial tax savings.

Assets Also Make Great Gifts

There are different types of assets that you can give to the University. Learn about some of our most commonly given assets or discover which assets make the best gifts according to your needs and goals.

Gifts of Insurance

Gifts of Insurance

A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to the University. If you have a life insurance policy that has outlasted its original purpose, consider making a gift from your insurance policy.

Gifts of Real Estate

Gifts of Real Estate

Donating appreciated real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch or commercial property can make a great gift to the University.