Which gift is best for you?

When deciding on the type of gift to make to Bucknell, it’s important to think about issues ranging from maximizing tax benefits, and producing income, to preserving assets for your heirs.

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Giving through your estate

A charitable gift from your estate is a favored method of giving that enables you to achieve your financial goals and give back to Bucknell.

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Giving and generating income

Planned giving is a great way to support Bucknell University while generating income for yourself and your family. Learn how these gifts allow you to achieve both of these goals.

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Giving and tax benefits

Certain types of gifts can minimize estate and capital gains taxes, and provide sizable income tax charitable deductions. Learn about the different gifts and how they can benefit you and Bucknell University.

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Recent Giving News

$7.5 Million Commitment Will Expand Global Education at Bucknell

The McDonnell Global Scholars Program will increase study-abroad opportunities for Bucknell students with financial need. 

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WE DO, The Campaign for Bucknell University, Surpasses $500 Million Goal

A historic future commitment to financial aid from Ken and Elaine Langone brings the campaign to a triumphant close.

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Head of CBS Corp. Leslie Moonves Makes Campaign Commitment to Humanities

Moonves, a member of the Class of 1971, will support the Humanities Center and need-based financial aid in related disciplines.

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A Family’s History Inspires Support for the Humanities

Hildreth-Mirza Hall and a new Islamic studies professorship will honor the experience of a Bucknell president's daughter and granddaughter.

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Academic East Receives $6 Million Gift From Richard Garman '56

Bucknell's next academic building will greatly expand engineering classrooms and laboratories, while also providing a new home for the education department. 

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