Gift planning tool

Planned gift calculator

Use the calculator below to explore how planned gifts can benefit your financial, estate, and charitable planning goals. To begin, click on “Personalize this diagram” and select a gift type.

  • Gift Annuity: In exchange for your gift to Cornell, you or up to two other annuitants receive a fixed sum each year for life.
  • Deferred Gift Annuity: In exchange for your gift to Cornell, you or up to two other annuitants receive a fixed sum each year for life starting at the date of first payout.
  • Charitable Remainder Unitrust: Your unitrust pays a fixed percentage of its value, determined each year, to you or others you name for life or a term of years. The remaining assets then go to charity.
  • Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust: Your trust pays a fixed dollar amount each year to you or others you name for life or a term of years. The remaining assets then go to charity.
  • Pooled Income Fund: Your gift is combined with other gifts to the fund. The fund pays you or others you name your share of its net income each year for life. When your gift ends, your share of the fund principal passes to Cornell.
  • Retained Life Estate: You deed your home or farm to charity, but retain the right to live in it for the rest of your life, a term of years, or a combination of the two.
  • Charitable Lead Unitrust: Your unitrust pays a fixed percentage of its value, determined each year, to charity for a term of years or one or more lifetimes. The accumulated assets then go back to you or others you name.
  • Charitable Lead Annuity Trust: Your trust pays a fixed dollar amount each year to charity for a term of years or one or more lifetimes. The accumulated assets then go back to you or others you name

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