A charitable gift from your estate is a favored method of giving that enables you to achieve your financial goals, maintain control of your assets, and benefit Columbia.
While you may transfer many of your assets through your will or living trust, a document called a beneficiary designation controls distribution of your retirement plans, life insurance policies, commercial annuities and a variety of financial accounts.
The IRA charitable rollover (also called the Qualified Charitable Distribution, or QCD) is a great way to make a tax-free gift to Columbia University.
Planned giving is a great way to support Columbia while generating income for yourself and your family.
Make a substantial gift to Columbia in the form of fixed annual payments and pass assets to your family or other heirs at reduced tax cost.
Donate your home, farm, or a second home to Columbia and receive an immediate income tax charitable deduction, while retaining the right to live in your home for the rest of your life. If you itemize your deductions instead of taking the standard deduction you could save significant income taxes.
Receive immediate cash and make a gift to Columbia by selling to us a valuable asset, such as real estate, for less than it is worth.