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How To Give

How to Give

Gift Benefit Comparison Chart

Your generosity transforms the lives of students and ensures young women and men with the talent and willingness to work hard will reap the benefits of a Colby education. Every gift, large or small, makes a difference.

You may make a planned gift to Colby either directly or through a vehicle that can provide tax and income benefits. Please refer to the resources below for further guidance.

Bequest
You designate Colby as the beneficiary of your asset by will or trust.
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IRA Rollover
Congress recently enacted a permanent extension of the IRA Charitable Rollover. As a result, you can make an IRA rollover gift in 2015, 2016 and beyond.
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Beneficiary Designation Gifts
You designate Colby as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment, bank account, or life insurance policy.
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Charitable Gift Annuity
You transfer cash or appreciated property to Colby in exchange for our contractual guarantee to pay you fixed payments, with rates based upon your age, for the remainder of your life.
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Charitable Remainder Unitrust
You transfer cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable remainder trust. 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 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 Colby for a number of years. Your family receives the trust remainder, at a substantial savings.
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Sale and Unitrust
You give a portion of your property to Colby to fund a charitable remainder trust, and when the property sells you receive cash and income for life.
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Bargain Sale
Colby purchases your property for less than its 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 Colby.
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Life Estate Reserved
You give your property to Colby and retain the right to use the property during your life.
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