An easy way to give from your IRA
If you are over the age of 70 1/2, you can easily make a charitable gift in the form of a cash distribution from your IRA.
Your giving advances Cornell University’s mission and continues a tradition of philanthropy that established Cornell, and continues to thrive. We can help you expand your philanthropy with knowledge, confidence, and tools to help develop your gift plan.
Planned gifts come in many forms that can help you with your personal financial goals, such as paying an income or protecting your assets, while giving to Cornell. Here are the most popular financial tools for gift planning and how each works.
You can create a gift plan using a variety of your personal assets. We will guide you through options that will allow you to take care of your family and make your other financial goals. By using a variety of assets, you may be able to do more for Cornell than you think you can.
Our team is committed to sharing timely and relevant resources that strengthen your understanding of planned gifts and the legal provisions that affect charitable giving. Review the provided literature and explore your choices with our gift planning calculator. If any one of the gift strategies seems right for you please contact us for assistance.
We celebrate Cayuga Society members through special events and small acts of recognition. There is no minimum gift level and membership is for your lifetime. We need only know that you have made a planned gift for Cornell and, if you wish, we can keep your membership anonymous.
Many gift planning documents require the following information about Cornell.
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The discussion herein is general in nature and may not apply to all individuals. Prospective donors are urged to consult their personal tax and financial advisors concerning the specific consequences of making gifts to Cornell University. We would be pleased to discuss, in confidence, ways in which you may support Cornell University. These measures may also have an impact on your estate planning.