Planned gifts, including bequests and life income gifts, are designed to help you meet your financial and charitable goals while supporting Mohawk University in the long term.
Mohawk University, its employees, and representatives do not offer legal or financial advice. Prospective donors are urged to consult with an attorney, financial advisor, estate planner, or accountant before making arrangements.
By spreading a donation over time, pledges help you make larger gifts at your own pace, allowing a potentially greater impact on the University. Some donors make multi-year pledges, often over five years or less.
Name Mohawk University as a Beneficiary
Adding Mohawk University as a retirement account beneficiary is good wealth planning. Mohawk University is exempt from income taxes, unlike individual heirs, so your philanthropic impact will go further when you leave an account to the University.
Include a Bequest in Your Will
Bequests to Mohawk University are not deductible for estate tax purposes. They may be structured in many ways and directed to a purpose of your choice.
Charitable Gift Annuities
Funded with $25,000 or more in cash or securities, charitable gift annuities provide fixed payments for life. A portion of these payments is usually tax-free for a number of years.
Charitable Remainder Trusts
Funded with $100,000 or more in cash or securities, charitable remainder trusts provide a stream of payments for life (or a term of years) determined by investment performance (unitrust) or a fixed dollar amount (annuity trust). Unitrusts may be invested alongside Mohawk University’s endowment to benefit from diversification and access to asset classes not available to most individuals.
Mohawk University Crowdfunding
Choose a project that’s meaningful to you to provide seed money that can turn ideas into impact or enhance the student experience at Mohawk University. Now, you can be a part of a fraternity or research project that advances a cause you’re passionate about.