Planning Your GiftCharitable Bequests
A Charitable bequest is the simplest way to provide future support to Teachers College. A will can be made at any age, and by anyone who wishes to support the programs at Teachers College.
Gifts that Provide an Income
For those who wish to make a gift to Teachers College but are concerned about current income, Teachers College offers Charitable Gift Annuity and a Pooled Income Fund programs. In return for an irrevocable gift, the College agrees to pay you and/or another person you may choose an income for life.
You can provide income to you or your loved ones and for the College with a Charitable Remainder Trust. A Charitable Lead Trust can allow you to make a significant gift to Teachers College, while providing current or deferred income, diversifying your assets, and giving you significant tax benefits.
Gifts of Retirement Plan Assets
Retirement plan assets are among the best assets to use for charitable gifts because they are highly taxed in your estate. Naming Teachers College as a beneficiary of your retirement plan can provide significant tax savings.
Gifts of Life Insurance
If you no longer have use for your paid-up life insurance policy or wish to donate an existing policy or wish to create a new policy, you can use it to make a charitable gift by designating Teachers College as a beneficiary to your life insurance policy or giving the policy to the College outright. Either way, you can be eligible for substantial tax savings.
Gifts of Tangible Personal Property
Teachers College welcomes gifts of personal property that may be used to support the mission of the College. The Office of Planned Giving would be happy to discuss the guidelines for a gift of this kind.