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How to Give

How To Give

Giving to our cause 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 our organization as the beneficiary of your asset by will, trust or beneficiary designation form.
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  • IRA Rollover
    Congress recently enacted a permanent extension of the IRA Charitable Rollover. As a result, you can make an IRA rollover gift in 2015, 2016 and beyond.
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  • Beneficiary Designation Gifts
    You can designate us as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment or bank account or your life insurance policy.
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  • Charitable Gift Annuity (Currently not available through the Lamar University Foundation)
    You transfer your cash or appreciated property to a charitable entity in exchange for the promise to pay you fixed payments (with rates based on your age) 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 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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  • Give It Twice Trust
    You provide your children with a stream of income while making a gift to charity.
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  • Life Estate Reserved
    You give your property to our organization but retain the right to use the property during your life.
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