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How to Give

How to Give

You can support Lamar University with your outright gift or through a gift model that can provide tax benefits and even income. Click on a gift model below to learn more.

  • Gifts of Cash
    A gift of cash is a simple and easy way for you to make a gift.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Charitable Gift Annuity
    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 ("CRUT")
    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 ("CRAT")
    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 transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable lead trust that makes gifts to Lamar University for a number of years. Your family or other beneficiary 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 charitable gift to support Lamar University.
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  • Life Estate Reserved
    You give your personal residence or farmland to Lamar University but retain the right to use the property during your lifetime.
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  • 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.
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