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Types of Gifts

Thanks to the generous support of those who help to fund our programs, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing is able to provide a world-class educational experience for our students. Private funding is used to enhance our innovative education programs, nursing research and community based projects. Our donors exemplify the College's philosophy of caring, and we are grateful for their support.

Outright Gifts

Gifts of cash are the simplest and most commonly received charitable contributions. Cash gifts may be used to honor or memorialize someone.

Gift of Appreciated Property, including securities and real estate, are popular with individuals seeking to manage capital gains taxes on appreciated assets with a market value well beyond the original purchase price.

Gifts-in-Kind of Tangible Personal Property such as library collections, works of art, historical items, computers, and other items can be of great value to the College.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Matching Gifts are made by hundreds of corporations nationwide when their employees, retirees, board members and even these individuals' spouses contribute to charitable organizations. Contact the Human Resources office of your employer to see whether they have a matching gift program. In most cases, you complete a form that is mailed with your personal donation. We will follow up with your company to secure the gift. Your giving record will reflect your company's matching gift as well as your own contribution.

Planned Gifts

When a contributor is interested in specific strategies for tax and estate planning, planned gifts to the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing provide many opportunities to accomplish personal goals while assisting the College in a substantial way. Bequests in a will can be used to ensure that a specific amount or percentage of an individual's estate will come to the College after his/her death. Life-Income Gifts provide a variety of ways in which you can make a contribution to the College while still providing income for yourself, your spouse, or another individual. These include:

  • Charitable Remainder Unitrusts
  • Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts
  • Charitable Lead Trusts
  • Pooled Income Funds
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Gifts of Real Estate with Retained Life Interest.