• A charitable gift could bring a lifetime of benefits

    • You may enjoy a wide variety of tax savings and other benefits
    • You will have the satisfaction of helping UM fulfill its mission
    • You will leave a legacy at UM for generations to come
  • Charitable Gift Annuity

    By donating cash or stock, you can receive a fixed payment from UM for the rest of your lifetime and benefit the U.
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  • Gifts of Real Estate

    Donating appreciated real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch or commercial property can make a great gift to the University of Miami.
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  • IRA Gifts

    If you are 70½ or older you may be interested in a planned gift that reduces the income and taxes from your IRA withdrawals. An IRA charitable rollover is a way you can support UM while benefiting yourself. Or at any age, designating UM as a beneficiary of your IRA can be a great way to remove highly taxed assets from your estate.
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  • Bequests

    By designating the University of Miami as a beneficiary in your will, trust or beneficiary designation form, you’re ensuring the future of the University.
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How to Give

How To Give

Giving to the University of Miami can be done either directly or through a gift vehicle that can provide tax benefits and even income. Click on a gift vehicle below to learn more.

This site is informational and educational in nature. It is not offering professional tax, legal, or accounting advice. For specific advice about the effect of any planning concept on your tax or financial situation or with your estate, please consult a qualified professional advisor.

  • Bequest
    You may designate the University of Miami as a beneficiary of your will, trust or beneficiary designation form.
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  • IRA Rollover
    Congress recently enacted a permanent extension of the IRA Charitable Rollover. As a result, if you are 70 ½ or above, you can make an IRA rollover gift to the University of Miami in 2016 and beyond.
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  • Beneficiary Designation Gifts
    You can designate us as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment or bank account or of your life insurance policy.
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  • Charitable Gift Annuity
    You can transfer your cash or appreciated property to the University of Miami in exchange for our promise to pay you fixed payments (with rates based on your age) for the rest of your life.
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  • Charitable Remainder Unitrust
    You can transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable remainder unitrust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with income for life, revalued annually, or a term of years.
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  • Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust
    You can transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable remainder annuity trust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with fixed income for life or a term of years.
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  • Charitable Lead Trust
    You can fund a trust, the income from which can be given to the University of Miami annually for a number of years. You or your family receives the trust remainder at substantial tax savings.
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  • Sale and Unitrust
    You can give a portion of your property to us to fund a charitable remainder trust, when the property sells you receive cash and income for life.
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  • Bargain Sale
    The University of Miami purchases your property for less than fair market value. You receive cash and a charitable deduction for the difference between the market value and purchase price.
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  • Give It Twice Trust
    You can provide your children with a stream of income while making a gift to charity.
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  • Life Estate Reserved
    You can give your personal residence, vacation home or farm to the University of Miami but retain the right to use the property during your life.
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