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Types of Gifts

Where do you want to go? Click on the gift plans that interest you to learn more about how they can help you and us reach our goals.

Outright Gifts

Gifts of Cash

Did you know that this simplest gift maximizes your charitable deduction and delivers immediate benefits to The College of New Jersey?

Appreciated Securities

Did you know that the IRS still allows you one of its most significant tax breaks for these gifts? Here’s the information you need about how to transfer appreciated stocks and bonds to TCNJ.

Gifts of Real Estate

Did you know that you can make a substantial gift to TCNJ through a transfer of residential, commercial, or undeveloped real estate? Here’s how we can work together on your gift.

Gifts of Business Interests

Did you know that you can give TCNJ an interest in a closely-held or family business? Here’s how we can work together on your gift.

Gifts of Closely Held Stock

You give shares of closely-held stock to TCNJ. TCNJ offers the stock back to your company for redemption or re-purchase and uses the proceeds for its programs.

Gifts of Partnership Interests

Did you know that you can transfer an interest in a real estate or oil-and-gas partnership that could produce more benefit for us than it’s giving you? Learn how these gifts are made, what the IRS requires, and how we review gift offers.

Gifts of Personal Property

Did you know that you can give us books, artwork or equipment and also secure an income tax deduction? Learn about tax regulations and appraisal requirements for such gifts here.

Estate Gifts

Bequests (stipulating a gift in your will)

Did you know that this most fundamental planned gift delivers critically important support to TCNJ every year? You’ll find descriptions of the various types of charitable bequests, plus sample bequest language here.

Gifts of Retirement Plans

Did you know that your retirement plan can deliver more benefit to TCNJ than to your heirs? Learn more about this tax-advantaged estate gift here.

Gifts of Life Insurance

Did you know that you can create a significant endowment here from income rather than capital?

Revocable Living Trust

The subject of a living trust as an estate planning tool generates quite a bit of discussion. A living trust is an arrangement you create during your lifetime to provide for yourself and your family both before and after your death. It has built-in flexibility that can work very well with your overall estate plans.

Wealth Replacement Trust

Perhaps you would like to make a sizable contribution to The College of New Jersey now to help meet our current needs, but you don’t want to reduce the estate you will pass to your family. The solution? Purchase life insurance.

Gifts in Partnership With Us

Charitable Gift Annuities

Did you know that our simplest life-income gift also delivers the highest annual payments and significant tax benefits for you? In return for your gift, TCNJ Foundation pays you an annuity; you receive an income tax deduction, avoid upfront capital gains tax on your gift transfer, and pay no income tax on part of the payments you receive from TCNJ Foundation.

Deferred Gift Annuities

Did you know that there is a life-income gift designed to build younger donors’ retirement earnings? Deferring the start of your annuity until retirement or later gives you a large income tax deduction now and an additional source of income when you need it later.

Charitable Remainder Unitrusts

Did you know that this powerful life-income gift is our most creative planning tool for donors? The unitrust pays you a fixed percentage of principal and reinvests excess income. You have flexibility in determining who will manage the unitrust, the length of the income payout and the number of income beneficiaries, and which assets will be placed into the trust.

Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts

Did you know that you can combine flexible management of your gift with a predictable fixed-income payout? The annuity trust is individually managed, and can pay fixed income for life or a term of years to multiple beneficiaries.

Charitable Lead Trusts

Did you know that one gift plan reduces the cost of transferring assets to your family – while delivering immediate benefits to TCNJ? The lead trust holds appreciating assets for a term and pays income to TCNJ, then passes the principal to your family. This gift plan freezes the taxable value of appreciating assets but passes on to your family the full market value after the period of income to TCNJ.

Retained Life Estates

Did you know that you can give TCNJ your house and continue to live there rent-free?

Find out how you might benefit from a planned gift.