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How to Give

How to Give

Giving to our cause can be done either directly or through a gift model that can provide tax benefits and even income. Click on a gift model below to learn more.

  • Donor Advised Funds
    You fund a DAF and make charitable gift recommendations during your lifetime. When you pass away, your children can carry on your legacy of giving.
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  • IRA Rollover
    Congress has enacted a permanent IRA charitable rollover. As a result you can make an IRA rollover gift this year and in future years.
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  • Bequest
    You designate our organization as the beneficiary of your asset by will, trust or beneficiary designation form.
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  • Beneficiary Designation Gifts
    You can designate Wheaton College as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment or bank account or your life insurance policy.
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  • Charitable Gift Annuity
    You transfer your cash or appreciated property to our organization 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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  • Blended Gifts
    There are many combination gift options that can make your giving go farther than a simple gift of cash or property.
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  • Sale and Unitrust
    You give a portion of your property to Wheaton College to fund a charitable remainder trust, when the property sells you receive cash and income for life.
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  • Bargain Sale
    Wheaton College will 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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  • Pooled Income Fund
    A pooled income fund is a special charitable fund. You can make a gift to Wheaton's pooled income fund and receive tax and income benefits in return.
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  • Unitrust and Special Needs Trust
    If you are looking for a way to provide for a loved one who has special needs, and also make a gift to Wheaton, a charitable remainder unitrust and a special needs trust arrangement could help you achieve your objectives.
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  • IRA to Gift Annuity Rollover
    You may be looking for a way to help further our mission and enhance your income. If you are 70 or older, you can make a one-time IRA rollover to fund a charitable gift annuity and receive fixed payments for life.
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