Ways to Give
Create Your Legacy Through a Planned Gift
Charitable gifts help you meet your current philanthropic goals and extend your generosity well into the future. But did you know that a planned gift can also protect your assets, provide for your family, and guarantee you income for life? You can even make a significant impact through a gift that costs nothing in your lifetime (through a charitable bequest under your will).
Eight Ways to Make a Planned Gift
To read about one of the eight basic ways to make a planned gift, select the one below that best fits your situation.
Gifts by Will
Bequests allow you to secure an estate-tax deduction for the value of your gift.
Gifts That Pay You Income
You can support the University of Rochester and retain income for yourself and loved ones.
Gifts That Protect
Lead trusts allow you to benefit the University of Rochester now, then your heirs.
Gifts of Retirement Plans
Consider retirement-plan benefits for a significant gift to the University of Rochester.
Gifts by Estate Note
An estate note is an irrevocable pledge or debt against the donor's estate.
Many donors find a donor-advised fund to be an economically attractive alternative to a private foundation.
Explore some ideas about how to make a special gift in celebration of your reunion.
What to Give
Giving cash is simple, but giving assets such as stocks often offers additional tax savings.
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