Types of Legacy Gifts

Create Your Legacy Through a Legacy Gift

Charitable gifts help you meet your current philanthropic goals and extend your generosity well into the future. But did you know that a legacy gift can also protect your assets, provide for your family, and guarantee you income for life? You can even make a significant impact through a gift that costs nothing in your lifetime (through a charitable bequest under your will).

Six Ways to Make a Legacy Gift

To read about one of the six basic ways to make a legacy gift, select the one below that best fits your situation.

Photo of a couple sitting on a bench. Links to Gifts by Will
Gifts by Will
Make a gift that costs nothing now.
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Beneficiary Designations
Beneficiary designations are one of the simplest and most flexible ways to make a gift.
Photo of a smiling couple. Links to Gifts That Pay You Income
Gifts That Pay You Income
You can support the University of Utah and retain income for yourself and loved ones.
Photo of two women smiling. Links to Gifts That Protect Your Assets
Gifts That Protect Your Assets
Lead trusts allow you to benefit the University of Utah now, then your heirs.
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Gifts from Retirement Plans
Consider retirement-plan benefits for a significant gift to the University of Utah.
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Assets to Give
Giving cash is simple, but giving assets such as stocks often offers additional tax savings.


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