NYU Stern is committed to making the charitable giving process as flexible and convenient as possible. The School offers supporters a variety of giving options, including ways to plan giving to optimize your gift’s impact and yield tax advantages. Thank you for considering such a meaningful gift to NYU Stern.
A bequest is a gift that comes to NYU after your lifetime and enables you to support our mission and make a difference in the lives of future generations. A bequest is easy to arrange, will not alter your current lifestyle in any way, and can be easily modified to address your changing needs. Through a bequest, you can direct a specific dollar amount or assets to the School or you can direct all or a percentage of the remainder of your estate to the School after estate-related expenses are paid.
Life Income Gift
Gift of Stock
Gift of Retirement Account Assets
Gifts of Real Estate
Gift of Life Insurance
- Why should I give to NYU?
- What is the best way to give to NYU?
- How do I know how my gift will be used?
- How do I designate how I want my gift to be used?
- What is the difference between a restricted gift and an unrestricted gift?
- How does a gift in my will work?
- I’d like to make a gift but I don’t know if I can make a gift now...
Why should I give to NYU?
Your generosity—along with that of our other friends and supporters—makes possible the programs and projects that are hallmarks of our mission. Not only is giving satisfying, it can be rewarding, allowing you to make a personal statement, shape the future, and leave a lasting legacy.
What is the best way to give to NYU?
There is no “best way.” Rather, there are numerous ways to give. You can write a check, use a credit card, transfer stock, bonds, retirement plan assets, or real estate. You can make a gift in your will or designate us as the beneficiary of an IRA. If you’d like our help exploring gift opportunities, simply contact us to get in touch.
How do I know how my gift will be used?
To some extent you can designate how your gift will be used. You can apply it to an existing program, you can specify that it be applied to a larger, yet general goal, or you can state that a gift should be used to support our overall mission.
How do I designate how I want my gift to be used?
You can specify your wishes with a letter of intent or by creating a Memorandum of Agreement. Or simply write in the memo portion of your check how you want your gift to be used.
How can I find out more about making a gift of stock or including New York University in my estate plan? Simply contact us and we will be happy to talk to you about gift opportunities.
What is the difference between a restricted gift and an unrestricted gift?
A restricted gift is used for the specific purpose that you specify. An unrestricted gift is put in the general fund that supports all of our programs and projects as well as our overall mission.
How does a gift in my will work?
A gift in your will—a charitable bequest—lets you make a gift now that is realized sometime in the future. Simply designate in your will that NYU Stern receives a specific amount or certain property at your death. If you already have a will, your attorney can easily amend it through a codicil. Since a bequest gift is not completed today, you have the opportunity to change the gift arrangement if your needs or goals change. For many of our supporters, a charitable bequest is an ideal way to make a meaningful gift.
I’d like to make a gift but I don’t know if I can make a gift now...
Whatever your philanthropic goals, planning now is the right thing to do. But planning now does not mean you have to give now. Some of the most meaningful and rewarding gifts are those that can be planned today and completed later. Ask us for more information.
Thank you for considering such a meaningful gift to NYU Stern. If you have further questions, please contact Kathleen Koehler at 212-998-0596 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certain IRS limitations apply. The information presented is not intended as legal or financial advice. Please consult your own professional advisors to discuss your specific situation.