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Gifts Anyone Can Make

Did you know there are ways to support Syracuse University that don't affect your current lifestyle or your family's financial security?

  • You can make a gift that costs you nothing during your lifetime.
  • You can make a gift that leaves your cash flow and current financial planning unchanged.
  • You don't have to use cash to make your gift: you can "buy low and give high" by making your gift with appreciated securities instead.
  • You can gift an asset you no longer need or want.

Gifts Through Your Will
Give to Syracuse University without affecting your cashflow during your lifetime. (Sample Bequest Language)

Appreciated Securities
The IRS allows its most significant tax breaks for gifts of appreciated securities.

Business Interests
Give Syracuse University an interest in a closely-held or family business.

Life Insurance

  • New Policy - You can fund a future gift for us and deduct premium payments.
  • Paid-Up Policy - Give us a policy whose coverage you no longer need.
  • Gift-Replacement - Create a life-income gift for yourself; create an irrevocable insurance trust to restore the value of your gift to benefit your heirs.

Partnership Interests
Support Syracuse University by transferring an interest in a real estate or oil-and-gas partnership.

Personal Property
Donate books, artwork, or equipment and secure an income tax deduction.

Real Estate
Make a substantial gift to Syracuse University through a transfer of residential, commercial, or undeveloped real estate.

Retained Life Estate
Receive a large deduction by donating a residence while retaining the right to live there for life.

Retirement Plans
The balance of your retirement plan may be worth more when donated to Syracuse University than to your heirs.



The material presented in this web site is not offered as legal or tax advice. You are urged to seek the advice of your tax advisor, attorney, and/or financial planner to make certain the gift you are considering fits into your overall circumstances and planning.