Planned Giving

The Office of Planned Giving aims to maximize a donor's contribution and present ways to make a larger gift to Howard than thought possible. It facilitates the use of assets such as stocks and securities, life insurance, retirement accounts, a personal will, and tangible personal property such as artwork and rare books as gift options. Planned Giving can also help secure increased tax benefits and/or supplementary income. Benefits include earned life income, and the reduction of capital gains income and estate taxes.

Below are some of the most popular methods for making the most of your contribution.

Bequests
Making a bequest to Howard is simple. Learn more about how you can contribute to Howard in this way.

Charitable Lead Trusts
Charitable lead trusts allow Howard to receive income from a donor's assets for a specified time, after which time the donor regains control of the assets.

Charitable Remainder Trusts
Charitable remainder trusts provide income and tax benefits for donors while creating revenues for Howard.

Gift Annuities
Gift annuities provide older donors with lifelong fixed incomes, as well as tax benefits.

Life Insurance
Giving a life insurance policy is a great way to contribute more than you may have thought possible.

Stocks/Securities
Giving stock or securities to Howard is beneficial to the University and allows relief from capital gains taxes.

For additional information or to make a planned gift, please contact Nesta H. Bernard, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, at nbernard@howard.edu or (202) 238–2430.