Gift Planning

Bequests and Beneficiary Designations

You can support Lamar University with a bequest in your will or trust or with a beneficiary designation of your account or insurance policy. These popular gifts are revocable and deferred, and many donors find this flexibility attractive. You maintain control of the asset during your lifetime, so you can access the funds as needed. Upon your death, any remaining funds will be distributed as you direct.


Donor Stories

Explore the many benefits of charitable gift planning and learn how others have made an impact through planned gifts for Lamar University.


Gifts of Retirement Assets

Donating part or all of your unused retirement assets such as a gift from your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax-deferred plan is an excellent way to make an impact at Lamar University.


IRA Charitable Rollover

An IRA rollover allows people age 70½ and older to reduce their taxable income by making a gift directly from their IRA.


Gifts of Stocks and Bonds

Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift to benefit Lamar University.


Donor Advised Funds

You fund a DAF and make charitable gift recommendations during your lifetime. When you pass away, your children can carry on your legacy of giving.