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How you can give


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.

Wills and trusts           Bequest language           Beneficiary designations


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.

Charitable gift annuities            Charitable remainder trusts            The IRA Charitable Rollover Gift Annuity Plan


Giving through your donor-advised fund

A donor-advised fund (DAF) acts like a philanthropic savings account. It is a type of giving program that allows you to combine tax benefits with the flexibility to recommend the amount and the frequency of gifts to your favorite charities like Bucknell University. 

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Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs)

The Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD), also known as the “charitable IRA rollover” continues to be a tax-savvy way to give for those who qualify. Whether you give due to a tug on your heartstrings or consider charitable donations an integral part of your financial plan, the Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) can help you leverage your support – and minimize your taxation.

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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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