If you have ever wondered if you could make a philanthropic gift to support your Aggieland passions, the simple answer is: “Yes, of course!” Naturally, your follow-up question might be, “How?” While current and planned giving options are available, this is also easy to answer because anyone can plan a gift to leave a legacy after his or her lifetime. The next question is more challenging to answer: “What assets should I use to fund my legacy gift?”
Anytime you have options, you have more to consider. Think about a restaurant that only serves chicken finger baskets versus another that offers a variety of tasty meals. It may be challenging to decide what you want for dinner at the restaurant with more options, but in the end, you are satisfied because you got to choose the dish that was perfect for you. With that said, consider planned giving your very own philanthropy buffet!
Variety is the name of the game in planned giving with numerous methods you can use to plan a legacy gift; many impact areas you can support, such as students, faculty, colleges, programs, etc.; and there is also a plethora of assets you can use to fund your gift. A legacy gift truly is customizable to your needs and wishes. Let’s explore the most prevalent assets used and learn how some could potentially benefit you and your loved ones, while also benefiting Texas A&M University.
Assets to explore