Gifts That Benefit You and the University Now

How to Give

The following options for giving to the University can allow you to increase educational opportunities for deserving students and may provide significant tax benefits. Click on a gift model below to learn more.

Under the tax law changes that were passed in 2017, the standard deduction was increased to $12,000 for an individual and to $24,000 for a couple filing jointly. In addition, the deduction for state and local income taxes was capped at $10,000.

If your deductible expenses for 2019 will be near but below the standard deduction, you may wish to consider increasing your 2019 charitable giving in order to take maximum advantage of the charitable income tax deduction.

  • Gifts of Cash
    A gift of cash is a simple and easy way for you to make a gift.
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  • Gifts of Stocks and Bonds
    Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift to the University of New Haven.
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  • IRA Rollover
    If you are age 70½ or older, you may transfer up to $100,000 per year from your IRA to charitable organizations without paying taxes on the withdrawal.
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  • Gifts of Business Interests
    As a business owner, you have opportunities not only to build your business and accumulate wealth for yourself and your family, but also to accomplish your philanthropic goals through charitable planning. A gift of your corporate stock or other corporate assets can provide you with tax and income benefits and help further our mission.
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  • Gifts of Real Estate
    Donating appreciated real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch or commercial property can make a great gift to the University of New Haven.
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  • Gift of a Home While Retaining Lifetime Use (Life Estate Reserved)
    You give your property to the University but retain the right to use the property during your life.
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  • Bargain Sale of Property
    We purchase your property for less than fair market value. You receive cash and a charitable deduction for the difference between the market value and purchase price.
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  • Charitable Lead Trust (for family)
    You fund a trust that makes gifts to us for a number of years. Your family receives the trust remainder at substantial tax savings.
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