The nation’s tax laws recognize the role of charitable
organizations in meeting public needs that are of benefit
to society. As a result, incentives are provided to encourage
charitable gifts. Wise donors plan their contributions to
minimize the after-tax cost while securing allowed benefits
for themselves and their families, and the school of medicine
can reap tremendous benefit.
Planning Charitable Remainder Trusts, Gift Annuities, Lead
Trusts, Life Estates and gifts of life insurance or appreciated
property is best accomplished by contacting the Director of
Development at the School of Medicine, and your financial
For many, gifts made through a will are the best way to make
a substantial donation. Bequests can be made for a specific
dollar amount or for a percentage of the estate. The bequest
should direct the gift to benefit the area that most interests
the donor, i.e., research, scholarship, departmental professorships
or chairs, lectureships, or for the discretionary use of the
school of medicine.
Retained Life Estates
A gift of property can be given with all rights and obligations
to the property maintained by the donor during their lifetime.