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Brown Office of Planned Giving
What It Means to Give
College Hill Society
Build Your Gift
What to Give
Ways to Give
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A bequest is an excellent way to make a final gift to Brown.
A provision in your will allows for a larger gift to Brown than is possible in your lifetime.
It also can serve as a capstone to a lifetime of giving.
A bequest can be written in your will as a specific dollar amount or as a percentage of the “residue of the estate.”
Gifts after death can also take the form of trusts, gifts from insurance policies, or gifts of retirement benefits.
Two kinds of taxes on retirement benefits: Estate Tax and Income Tax
These taxes can add up to 80% or more of the money if given to family members.
Give a percentage (e.g. 5%).
Create a named fund in support of a specific program.
Endow your current giving.
Consult your attorney to determine the best fit for your estate plan.
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