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How to Give

How to Give

Giving to Notre Dame's mission can be done either directly or through a gift model that can provide tax benefits and even income. Click on a gift model below to learn more.

  • Bequest
    You designate Notre Dame as the beneficiary of your asset by will, trust or beneficiary designation form.
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  • Charitable Gift Annuity
    You transfer your cash or appreciated property to Notre Dame in exchange for our promise to pay you fixed payments (with rates based on your age) for the rest of your life.
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  • Charitable Lead Trust
    You fund a trust that makes gifts to us for a number of years. Your family receives the trust remainder at substantial tax savings.
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  • Charitable Remainder Trust
    You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable remainder unitrust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with income for life or a term of years.
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  • Donor Advised Fund
    You can streamline and simplify your annual and lifetime charitable giving with a Notre Dame Donor Advised Fund.
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  • Gifts of Retirement Assets
    Donate part or all of your retirement assets, such as a gift from your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension, or other tax-deferred plan may be an excellent way to make a gift to Notre Dame.
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  • IRA Rollover
    Congress has enacted a permanent IRA charitable rollover. As a result you can make an IRA rollover gift this year and in future years.
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  • Life Estate Reserved
    You give your property to Notre Dame, but retain the right to use the property during your life.
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