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  • Support a cause that's important to you with a planned gift
  • Put your assets to work with our tax-efficient charitable strategies
  • Take advantage of the many tax benefits of making a gift
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How to give

How To Give

Giving to VCU* can be done either directly or through a gift model that can provide tax benefits and even income. Click on a gift model below to learn more.

  • Bequest
    You designate VCU* as the beneficiary of your asset by will, trust or beneficiary designation form.
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  • IRA charitable rollover
    Congress recently enacted a permanent extension of the IRA charitable rollover. As a result, you can make an IRA charitable rollover gift in not only this year, but on into the future.
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  • Beneficiary designation gifts
    You can designate VCU* as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment or bank account or your life insurance policy.
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  • Charitable gift annuity
    You transfer your cash or appreciated property to VCU* in exchange for our promise to pay you fixed payments for the rest of your life.
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  • 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 the rest of your life or a term of years.
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  • Charitable remainder annuity trust
    You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable remainder annuity trust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with fixed income for life or a term of years.
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  • 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.
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  • Sale and unitrust
    You give a portion of your property to fund a charitable remainder trust, when the property sells you receive cash and income for life.
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  • Bargain sale
    We purchase your property for less than fair market value. You receive cash and a charitable deduction for the difference between the market value and purchase price.
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  • Give it twice trust
    You provide your children with a stream of income while making a gift to VCU*.
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  • Life estate reserved
    You give your property to VCU* but retain the right to use the property during your life.
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*Or an affiliated foundation for the benefit of VCU.

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