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  • Donor-Advised Funds

    The new University of Miami Donor-Advised Fund allows donors to make charitable contributions, receive an immediate tax benefit, and recommend grants to the University and other qualified charities over time. A popular and simple vehicle for effective charitable giving.

  • 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.

  • 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 the University of Miami as a beneficiary of your IRA can be a great way to remove highly taxed assets from your estate.

  • Beneficiary Designation Gifts

    A beneficiary designation gift is a simple and affordable way to make a gift to support the University of Miami. You can designate us as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment or bank account or your life insurance policy.

  • Appreciated Stock Gifts

    Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift to the University of Miami.

Join the Heritage Society

By becoming a member of the Heritage Society, you help the University of Miami meet the challenges of tomorrow by leaving a legacy for future generations. The Heritage Society connects individuals with the University and establishes a meaningful and enduring relationship with donors and their families.

Membership is open to all individuals who include the University of Miami in their estate plans or make a planned gift through one of the designated vehicles.

Members receive the following benefits:
  • Heritage Society certificate
  • Heritage Society historic ibis pin
  • Recognition in the UM honor roll (with permission)
  • An invitation to our donor recognition luncheon held every other spring
  • Invitations to other University events
To confirm your planned gift, please provide a copy of the appropriate pages or sections of a will, trust, or other estate planning document or please sign our Statement of Support, a non-binding letter confirming your intent to make a planned gift to UM. Once we have confirmation of your planned gift, you'll be welcomed into the Heritage Society. If you have not notified us of your plans, we encourage you to contact us at the Office of Estate and Gift Planning so that your intentions are acknowledged and we can thank you and recognize your generosity and commitment to the University of Miami.

28th Annual Heritage Society Luncheon

The Heritage Society luncheon was held on April 10, 2018, to thank donors who have made planned gifts to the University and induct the society's newest members. Click here to read the story.