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Giving 101

Alumni may give to the College of Arts and Humanities in many different ways throughout their lifetimes:

Appreciated securities
Bequests or planned gifts
Cash gifts
Charitable remainder trusts
Life insurance
Memorial or honorary gifts
Pledges
Real or personal properties

Appreciated securities

Gifts of stock are a convenient way to make a gift by using assets other than cash. The transactions can be handled with you directly or with your financial representative and have multiple benefits that vary with each individual’s portfolio.

Bequests or planned gifts

Gifts made through your estate plan can help you realize your philanthropic goals and may allow you to make a more significant gift than is possible during your lifetime. Please contact Assistant Dean of Development Laura W. Brown for a confidential consultation. Or for more information about planned giving opportunities, please visit the university’s Office of Gift Planning.

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Cash gifts

An easy, flexible, and simple way to give is to send a personal check or money order by mail or use your credit card to make a gift online. You can easily designate your gift for the college or a college scholarship.

Charitable remainder trusts

Earn money on your contribution by transferring money, securities, or other assets to a trust that will then pay you an income for life or a period of years. The trust will be designed by you, in conjunction with your financial advisor or legal representative, to fit your own needs. However you choose to support the college, please contact the Development Office to direct your gift to the arts or humanities program of your choice.

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Life insurance

If you are carrying more insurance coverage than your family obligations now require, you may find a hidden gift asset in a surplus, paid-up policy.

Memorial and honorary gifts

You may make a gift in memory of or in honor of a loved one, colleague, or mentor.

Pledges

Payments spread over a period of time (five years maximum) allow donors to make large gifts at a comfortable pace.

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Real or personal properties

Property is another attractive way to make a gift. When you make gifts of property, certain value appraisals are required. These transactions will be handled with you directly and in conjunction with your legal representative.
 
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