Major Gifts and Bequests

There are many ways you can support the mission and work of the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs. Please remember that you should always consult with a tax or financial advisor before deciding to make a major gift or bequest. The list that follows describes the types of giving available to you through the Indiana University Foundation. Please refer to the IU Foundation's Guide to Giving for more details.


Gifts of Assets

The simplest way to support the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs is through cash gifts. But creative gifts of assets can include stocks, bonds, and property (real estate and personal property such as artwork). These can not only provide you with charitable deductions, but also offer additional tax savings.

Gifts by Will

Through various types of bequests for the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs, you may secure a charitable estate-tax deduction for the value of the gift. Best of all, you will know that your generosity will support IU and its diversity mission for years to come.

Gifts That Pay You Income

Do you want to support the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs, but worry about having enough income for yourself and your loved ones? Life-income gifts such as gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts can provide donors with an income stream, significant tax savings, and the satisfaction of supplying IU with vital, long-term resources.

The Charitable Lead Trust

Transferring property to IU on behalf of the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs and individuals you wish to benefit is not always an either/or proposition. With careful planning, you may be able to arrange your transfers to accomplish more than one objective. For example, if you have assets that are appreciating, children who may want to start a business in the future, and a desire to assist IU and the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs, you may wish to consider creating a charitable lead trust.

Gifts of Retirement-Plan Benefits

You may consider using retirement-plan benefits to make a significant gift that will support IU's diversity efforts. Because of the estate- and income-tax treatment of retirement-plan benefits, the cost of your gift to your estate and heirs is often relatively small.

Life-Stage Gift Planner

The Life-Stage Gift Planner will help guide you through the financial strategies and possible charitable solutions to the taxing problems you may be facing.