How you can give

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.

Charitable gift annuities »            Charitable remainder trusts »


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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