Ways to Give

Giving options provide exceptional planning strategies and flexibility and may minimize tax implications.

    * Reduce your income taxes
    * Avoid capital-gain tax
    * Increase your spendable income
    * Retain payments for life
    * Achieve no-cost, worry-free asset management

Types of Giving Include:

Gifts by Will
Through various types of bequests for UAlbany, you may secure a charitable estate-tax deduction for the value of the gift. Best of all, you will know that your generosity will support UAlbany for years to come. Read more

Gifts That Pay You Income
Do you want to support UAlbany but worry about having enough income for yourself and your loved ones? Life-income gifts, such as gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts, can provide donors with an income stream, significant tax savings, and the satisfaction of supplying UAlbany with vital long-term resources. Read more

The Charitable Lead Trust
Transferring property to UAlbany and individuals you wish to benefit is not always an either/or proposition. With careful planning you may be able to arrange your transfers to accomplish more than one objective. For example, if you have assets that are appreciating, children who may want to start a business in the future, and a desire to assist UAlbany, you may wish to consider creating a charitable lead trust. Read more

Gifts from Retirement Plans
You may consider using retirement-plan benefits to make a significant gift that will support UAlbany. Because of the estate- and income-tax treatment of retirement-plan benefits, the cost of your gift to your estate and heirs is often relatively small. Read more

Estate Note
You may make a charitable gift to UAlbany after your lifetime without revising your current will or estate plans. An estate note is an irrevocable pledge or debt against the donor's estate. Read more

Gifts of Assets
The simplest way to support UAlbany is through cash gifts. But creative gifts of assets can include stocks, bonds, and property (real estate and personal property such as artwork). These can not only provide you with charitable deductions, but can also offer additional tax savings. Read more

 

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