Gifts Anyone Can Make

Did you know there are ways to support the University of South Carolina or one of its affiliated foundations that don't affect your current lifestyle or your family's financial security?

  • You can make a gift that costs you nothing during your lifetime.
  • You can make a gift that leaves your cash flow and current financial planning unchanged.
  • You don't have to use cash to make your gift: you can "buy low and give high" by making your gift with appreciated securities instead.
  • You can give an asset you no longer need or want.

Gifts through Your Will
Give to the University of South Carolina or one of its affiliated foundations without affecting your cash flow during your lifetime.

Appreciated Securities
Give appreciated securities and enjoy significant tax breaks.

Business Interests
Give the University of South Carolina or one of its affiliated foundations an interest in a closely held or family business.

Life Insurance

  • New Policy - Fund a future gift for the University of South Carolina or one of its affiliated foundations and deduct premium payments.
  • Paid-Up Policy - Give us a policy whose coverage you no longer need.
  • Wealth Replacement - Create a life income gift for yourself; create an irrevocable insurance trust to restore the value of your gift to your heirs.

Partnership Interests
Support the University of South Carolina or one of its affiliated foundations by transferring an interest in a real estate or oil and gas partnership.

Personal Property
Donate books, artwork, or equipment and secure an income tax deduction.

Real Estate
Make a substantial gift to the University of South Carolina or one of its affiliated foundations through a transfer of residential, commercial, or undeveloped real estate.

Retained Life Estate
Receive a large deduction by donating a residence while retaining the right to live there for life.

Retirement Plans
Designate the University of South Carolina or one of its affiliated foundations as the beneficiary of your retirement plan and avoid potential double taxation of these assets.