A simple and easy way to make a planned gift, cash can be given as a check, credit card or electronic funds transfer. You can use cash for many types of planned gifts, including bequests, charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts.
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Gifting appreciated real estate such as homes, vacation properties, commercial properties, or oil and gas interests can leave a powerful impact on your Texas A&M passions. Real estate can fund gifts such as a bequest, charitable remainder trust or retained life estate.
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By giving appreciated securities such as stocks, bonds or mutual funds, you can avoid capital gains taxes and invest in Texas A&M. These assets are a great choice for creating a charitable remainder trust, a charitable gift annuity or a beneficiary designation gift.
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If you are like most people, you might not use all of your retirement assets (such as your IRA, 401(k), 403(b) or other tax-deferred plan) during your lifetime. When the remainder of these assets are given to a charity like the Texas A&M Foundation, they are not taxed, which makes them a wonderful way to support future Aggies. Retirement assets are a good choice to fund a beneficiary designation gift, a “give it twice” trust or a charitable gift annuity.
If you are 70.5 or older, an IRA charitable rollover is another way you can use your retirement assets to benefit Texas A&M. The process is simple: You contact your IRA administrator to make a gift up to $100,000 from your IRA each year. Gifts from your IRA are not reportable as taxable income, so you won’t pay taxes on it. Request our IRA rollover template to get started! This template includes suggested language you can use to notify your IRA custodian of your desire to make a charitable rollover gift.
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If your life insurance policy is no longer needed or will no longer benefit your survivors, you could use it to further the Foundation’s mission of building a brighter future for Texas A&M. In addition to an outright gift, you can give life insurance through a beneficiary designation gift.