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Make a Tax-Free Gift With An IRA

See Your Generosity in Action

If you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit Barry University and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as ours without having to... Read More

How to Donate Stock

With the stock market regularly breaking records at the closing bell, many of your investments are likely worth more today than what you originally paid for them. Time to sell? If you do, you might have to pay capital gains taxes. There’s a... Read More

4 Insider Tips From a Will Planning Attorney

Proper planning includes involving the right people. Here’s why an attorney is a vital partner in your will planning process. 1. I already have a will, so I’m all set, right? Not necessarily. Unlike antiques and wine, a will... Read More

Tribute Gifts: Your Search for the Perfect Gift Is Over

We all have one: a box in the attic or closet where we put gifts from loved ones that don’t quite match our needs or styles. It’s the “re-gift” stash. This year, you can make sure that your gifts to loved ones stay out of... Read More

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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Barry University a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

Bequest Language

I give, devise, and bequeath to Barry University [(___% of my estate) or (the sum of $__) or (the following described property __) or (all the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate)] for [(the general use of Barry University) or (for the following use or purposes___)].

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to Barry University or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate, or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the gift tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Barry University as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Barry University as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and Barry University where you agree to make a gift to Barry University and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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