Gift Planning

Gift Planning

How 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).

Six Ways to Make a Planned Gift

To read about one of the six 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.
Photo of the Columbia University subway stop. Link to Gifts That Pay You Income.
Gifts That Pay You Income
You can support Columbia and retain income for yourself and loved ones.
Gifts That Protect Your Assets
Lead trusts allow you to benefit Columbia now, then your heirs.
Gifts of Retirement Plans
Consider retirement plan benefits for a significant gift to Columbia.
Photo of Columbia University engraved on building. Link to Gifts from Future Business Success.
Gifts from Future Business Success
Pledge a percentage of your venture's future proceeds to benefit Columbia.
Photo of lion knocker. Link to Donor Advised Funds.
Donor-Advised Fund
Our donor-advised fund is a convenient alternative to a private foundation.


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