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MSU Office of Gift Planning
University Development
Spartan Way
535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
(517) 884-1000 or (800) 232-4678
Fax (517) 432-1129

Outright Gifts
Outright Gifts

Gifts That Are Simple, Straightforward, and Direct

  • Cash
  • Securities
  • Closely Held Stock
  • Tangible Personal Property
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Life Income Gifts
Life Income Gifts

Gifts That Give Back; Future Gift to MSU and Current Income for Yourself

  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Charitable Remainder Unitrust
  • Charitable Remainder
    Annuity Trust
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Revocable Gifts
Revocable Gifts

Completely Flexible Gifts to MSU You Can Change or Revoke Whenever or However You Choose

  • Bequest
  • Revocable Living Trust
  • Retirement Plan Assets
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Other Gifts
Other Gifts

Consider Other Creative Ideas that Provide Future Gifts to MSU...

  • IRA, 401(k), 403(b),
    other Pension Assets
  • Retained Life Estate
  • Charitable Lead Trust
  • Life Insurance
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Welcome to MSU

Thank you for taking a moment to visit the MSU Gift Planning website. We hope you will find it useful and informative. If you are interested in learning about some of the creative ways to support Michigan State University, click on one of the menu items to the left. You’ll be linked to easy-to-understand passages that explain the concept you’ve selected.

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Making A Difference

The IRA Charitable Rollover and Other Year-End Planning News

The Senate acted to extend the IRA Charitable Rollover through 2014 by passing H.R. 5771. The bill was signed by President Obama on December 19, 2014.

The extension allows individuals age 70½ or older to transfer up to $100,000 from their IRAs to qualified public charities free of federal income tax. The transfer also qualifies for a donor’s 2014 required minimum distribution (RMD).

The bill extends this opportunity only through the end of 2014. No relief was afforded in the form of an extended period of time to make a gift in 2015 that applies to the 2014 tax year. Individuals who want to make a charitable rollover should contact their advisors and IRA administrators immediately to assess their options.

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