How to Give

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  • In Your Will
    You designate the JMU Foundation as a beneficiary in your will or trust.
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  • IRA Rollover
    Congress has enacted a permanent IRA charitable rollover. As a result you can make a gift from your IRA to the JMU Foundation this year and in future years.
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  • Make JMU a Beneficiary
    You can name the JMU Foundation as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment or bank account or your life insurance policy.
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  • Stocks and Bonds
    Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift to James Madison University. You may avoid capital gains taxes by gifting appreciated stock.
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  • From Your Retirement Account
    Donating part or all of your unused retirement assets, such as your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax-deferred plan, is an excellent way to make a gift to James Madison University.
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  • From Your Insurance Policy
    A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to James Madison University. If you have a life insurance policy that has outlasted its original purpose, consider gifting it to the JMU Foundation.
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  • Charitable Gift Annuity
    You transfer your cash or appreciated property to the JMU Foundation in exchange for our promise to pay you fixed payments (with rates based on your age) for the rest of your life.
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  • Charitable Remainder Unitrust
    You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable remainder unitrust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with income for life or a term of years.
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  • Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust
    You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable remainder annuity trust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with fixed income for life or a term of years.
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  • Charitable Lead Trust
    You fund a trust that makes gifts to us for a number of years. Your family receives the trust remainder at substantial tax savings.
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  • Sale and Unitrust
    You give a portion of your property to us to fund a charitable remainder trust, when the property sells you receive cash and income for life.
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  • Bargain Sale
    We purchase your property for less than fair market value. You receive cash and a charitable deduction for the difference between the market value and purchase price.
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  • Give It Twice Trust
    You provide your children with a stream of income while making a gift to charity.
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  • Life Estate Reserved
    You give your property to our organization but retain the right to use the property during your life.
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