A Myriad of Ways to Give
Tufts University was built upon a foundation of planned gifts, from the land itself with Charles Tufts’ original bequest to scholarships that have created innumerable opportunities for students, professorships and research funding, and unrestricted support that has made a lasting impact on each of our campuses. As you explore the various ways to create a legacy at Tufts, we look forward to assisting you. Your thoughtful planning will leave a Jumbo footprint on the Tufts community for future generations.
Create a Gift in Your Estate Plan
Create a legacy by setting aside a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your assets to an area of your choice at Tufts. Making a gift through your estate will not affect your current cash flow and may offer future tax savings. If your plans change, such gifts are generally revocable.
Create a Gift that Provides Income
These gifts offer current or future income for you and your loved ones, a charitable income tax deduction, possible capital gains, estate and gift tax savings. Your gift may be funded with cash or appreciated assets. Remaining funds are distributed to Tufts for the purpose that you specify.
Create a Gift of Non-Cash Assets
Most people choose to make gifts of cash. Yet you may have other valuable assets which would make ideal gifts for Tufts and provide you significant tax savings.
Tools to Help You Decide
Legislation that impacts giving: The SECURE Act (retirement accounts)