Benefits of Giving

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In addition to supporting the mission of Cooper Union, a planned gift can provide to you substantial tax advantages, especially on gifts of stocks and real estate

 

The total income, estate, and capital gains tax savings and the probate expense savings can come close to the amount transferred. The benefits include: 

  • Income Tax Deductions
  • Reduced Capital Gains Taxes
  • Reduced Estate Tax
  • Income for Life

Simply by taking advantage of incentives the IRS provides, you and your advisor can craft a gift that fits your needs, as well as the needs of Cooper Union. Even with the increased standard deduction in the tax law that became effective January 1, 2018, an immediate income tax charitable deduction resulting from a planned gift may lead to itemizing deductions and greater tax savings. A planned gift makes it possible for you, your loved ones, and Cooper Union to all benefit.

 

We want to be sure that we can fulfill your wishes. If you have any questions, please contact:

 

Peter H. Congleton
(212) 353-4172
planned-giving@cooper.edu
Director of Gift Planning
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art