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Planned Giving

When you include a gift to Georgetown as part of your legacy, you are continuing a tradition that has spanned centuries: a tradition to educate young women and men to act in the service of others.

Below are some of the most common ways to give, including gifts from an estate, gifts that provide income for life, and gifts using creative funding assets. You can also view our planned giving chart to see what kind of gift may be right for you.

Attorneys and executors can also view information for assisting clients or administering an estate or trust.

Gifts From Your Estate

Many Georgetown alumni and friends use simple gifts such as bequests in a will or trust or beneficiary designations to make a difference for the next generation of Hoyas.

One of the easiest ways to create a legacy with Georgetown is through a bequest in your will or trust. You can leave a specific amount, percentage, or the residue of your estate to the program or school that is meaningful to you.

Naming Georgetown the beneficiary of a retirement account, insurance policy, or bank or brokerage account only takes a few moments and allows flexibility if your plans change in the future.

Smart Gifts That Pay you Back

Whether through a charitable gift annuity or trust, there are multiple ways to make a gift to support Georgetown while also generating reliable income for you and/or loved ones.

For individuals seeking a gift that also provides fixed or variable income for life or a set number of years, charitable remainder trusts are an excellent choice.

This practical and reliable gift provides fixed payments for life for you and/or a loved one while also making a gift to Georgetown.

Gifts You Can Make Now

In addition to significant tax savings, these options allow you to support a school or program that is important to you.

You may be able to use appreciated stock, bonds, or mutual funds to make a gift to support Georgetown that provides a charitable deduction while also avoiding capital gains taxes.

If you’re 70 ½ or older, this is a tax-smart way to meet your Required Minimum Distribution and decrease your taxable income, all while making a gift to Georgetown.

A gift of real estate such as a residence or commercial property may be a meaningful way to make a gift to Georgetown.

Gifts of art, collections, or other personal property may provide a creative way to make a gift to Georgetown.

Careful planning can help unlock the power of illiquid assets, allowing you to reach your philanthropic goals while realizing additional tax benefits.

Charitable lead trusts allow you to make a significant gift to your children, grandchildren, or other heirs on a date you specify, while also making a gift that benefits Georgetown now.

Resources

Ready to make a planned gift or want to let us know of an existing gift? Learn how to be recognized (or remain anonymous) for your philanthropy.

Ready to make a planned gift or want to let us know of an existing gift? Learn how to be recognized (or remain anonymous) for your philanthropy.

We have compiled information for those assisting clients in making planned gifts to Georgetown or are administering an estate or trust.

Contact Us

We’re here to answer any questions you may have about making a planned gift or maximizing your philanthropy with Georgetown. For more information, contact the Office of Planned Giving by phone at (800) 347-8067, email plannedgiving@georgetown.edu, or complete the information request form.

 


The information on this website is not intended as legal, financial, or tax advice. Please consult an attorney, financial advisor, or tax advisor in your planning.