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Gift Planning

Planned Giving

Find out what types of assets make the best planned gifts. Learn about gifts of cash, securities and property.

Gift Planning

Gift planning, also referred to as planned giving or legacy giving, describes an array of methods that can be used to commit to making a gift that will be paid to a non-profit organization at a future date, in some cases from the donor's estate upon their passing. Often these options allow a person or couple to make a more significant gift than they would be able to with their ordinary income. These giving vehicles can align with estate and tax planning guidance, often providing the donor or donors a means to benefit both their heirs and the not-for-profit organization, while reducing the impact on the donor's estate, the sale of a business, or other events with significant tax consequences.


Your charitable gift to ESU will provide vital support for our students and our institution and will influence the well-being of our graduates and the communities they serve far into the future. In addition, you can enjoy immediate or deferred tax benefits for you and your family.

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Gift Options
Gift Options
Find out What to Give and learn about the best assets to make a planned gift. Learn about gifts of cash, securities and property. Learn How to Give and discover gift options that provide tax and income benefits. Discover the best planned gift to meet your goals.
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About Bequests
About Bequests
You may be looking for a way to make a significant gift to help further our mission. A bequest is a gift made through your will or trust. It is one of the most popular and flexible ways that you can support our cause.
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Donor Advised Funds
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.
more about Donor Advised Funds
IRA Charitable Rollover
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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Beneficiary Designation Gifts
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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