Find out what types of assets make the best planned gifts. Learn about gifts of cash, securities and property.
Bob and Mary Are Giving Smarter and Achieving Their Dreams...Find Out How You Can Too!
Bob and Mary first met at Two-Bit Flicks, a 25-cent movie night held on Fridays in Brighton Lecture Hall. When the spring formal hosted by the women's dorm came around, Mary asked Bob to go with her. It was their first "official" date.
The rest, as the saying goes, is history. Or in Bob and Mary's case, it is natural history. That's because Emporia State also introduced them to a lifelong passion for the natural sciences.
Bob and Mary feel Emporia State was the catalyst for the life they've built together. Mary became a science educator for 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade students. Bob founded and served as director of the Great Plains Nature Center and became a renowned nature photographer.
Now they want others to have the same opportunity they did. They want to help students come to ESU and discover a passion they can follow for the rest of their lives.
Bob and Mary found a simple and easy way to achieve this dream. When they set up their trust, they named Emporia State as a beneficiary.
What's your dream?
Learn how easy it is to make your dream a reality by naming Emporia State University in your will or trust. Contact Angela Fullen, Director of Planned Giving at the Emporia State University Foundation. She can answer your questions or help you get started. If you have already named Emporia State in your will or trust, let us know. We will make sure your gift does everything you want it to do.
"I would encourage anyone, if they are thinking about doing something like this, to contact the Foundation. For us, it has been a great experience." - Mary Butel
Getting Started is Easy
Not sure how to take the first step? We've got just the thing you need. Download your free Will and Estate Planning Guide. This guide is an easy way to get started on, or update, your estate plan. It will help you explore your options at your own pace. It's free, easy and yours to keep.
Download your copy today or contact Angela Fullen to request a printed copy.
Gifts of Insurance
A gift of your whole life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to Emporia State University Foundation. If you have a whole life insurance policy that has outlasted its original purpose, consider making a gift of your insurance policy to Emporia State University Foundation. For example, you may have purchased a policy to provide for minor children and they are now financially independent adults.
Benefits of gifts of whole life insurance
- Receive a charitable income tax deduction equal to the cash surrender value
- Receive additional income tax deductions each year that you make additional contributions so that Emporia State University Foundation can pay the annual insurance premiums
- At death, the proceeds of your policy will be paid to our organization and we will use the insurance proceeds to continue our charitable work
How to make a gift of whole life insurance
To make a gift of whole life insurance, please contact your life insurance provider. Designate Emporia State University Foundation as both the owner and irrevocable beneficiary of the policy.
How to Make a Gift of Term Life Insurance
Naming ESU the beneficiary of term life insurance policies does not have the same benefits as whole life insurance. You cannot take a charitable deduction and you must continue to make the insurance premium payments. Please contact us if you want to explore this option.
If you have any questions about making a gift of a life insurance policy, please contact us. We would be happy to answer questions that you have.
Please let us know if you have already named us as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy. We would like to thank you and recognize you for your gift.
You can also designate Emporia State University Foundation as a partial, full or contingent beneficiary of your life insurance policy. You will continue to own and can make use of the policy during your lifetime. Your estate may benefit from an estate tax charitable deduction.
Your deduction for the gift of life insurance will depend on the whether the policy has increased in value above the premiums and whether the policy is paid up or there are remaining payments to be made.