Thank you for considering a charitable gift to McGeorge. The campus has a number of current needs, and you may direct your gift to the area that matters most to you. No matter the size or designation of your gift, we appreciate your support.
Your gift can come in many forms. There are a variety of options available so that giving is convenient and fits within your annual and long term planning. Options for making a gift include:
Gifts made over a period of time carry more than monetary value. They enhance McGeorge's ability to plan ahead based on reliable funding sources. Through a pledge, your generosity allows the law school to look further ahead when improving our campus, or the quality of our legal education.
Many companies recognize the importance of philanthropy by agreeing to match or multiply donations made by active and retired employees, and in some cases, employees' spouses and partners. Your gift to McGeorge could double or even triple in value. Please contact your personnel/human resources department for matching gift forms. Or, to see if your company matches charitable contributions, search our matching gift company database.
If you are looking for a way to make a lasting impact on McGeorge students, you can name the law school as the beneficiary of your IRA upon your passing. This may help you avoid heavy tax burdens. Ask your tax advisor for more details on how the federal tax regulation — PPA2006 — may benefit you, your family and McGeorge.
Like securities, there can be many tax-wise advantages to gifts of real estate, particularly where there is appreciation. Gifts of real estate may be made outright, or may be used to finance a planned gift such as a charitable trust. In the case of a gift with a retained life estate, the donor may continue to use the property for a certain number of years or for the remainder of the donor's lifetime and still benefit McGeorge.
Of course, every gift is planned, but the term "planned giving" usually refers to estate gifts, charitable trusts, gift annuities, retirement plan designations, and gifts of life insurance. Planned gifts often provide attractive tax advantages and other financial benefits to the donor. Credit for the gift occurs when the gift is made; however, in many cases, the gift does not become available to McGeorge until after a defined term of years, or upon the death of the donor.
We can help you plan your gifts. If you decide to include a gift for the benefit of McGeorge in your will or estate plan, please let us know about your decision ahead of time for the following reasons: First, you can complete a gift agreement and ensure that there will be no question as to how your gift will be used. Second, we can make note of the gift as we plan for the future. And finally, we may recognize your generosity and show our appreciation — you will be included in the roster of major donors to McGeorge and as a member of our Schaber Legacy Society.
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