RIT Alumni Association

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Outright Gifts

Gifts of Cash
Maximize your charitable deduction and deliver immediate benefits to RIT.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities
The IRS allows you one of its most significant tax breaks for gifts of appreciated securities. Here's information on how to transfer these assets to RIT.

Gifts of Real Estate
Make a substantial gift to RIT through a transfer of residential, commercial, or undeveloped real estate.

Gifts of Business Interests
Give RIT an interest in a closely-held or family business.

Gifts of Partnership Interests
Support RIT by transferring interest in a real estate or oil-and-gas partnership. Learn what the IRS requires and how we review gift offers.

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

Estate Gifts

Gifts by Will or Living Trust
Give to Rochester Institute of Technology without affecting your cashflow during your lifetime.

Gifts of Retirement Plans
Your retirement plan may be worth more when donated to RIT than to your heirs.

Gifts of Life Insurance
Create a significant endowment for RIT without dipping into your capital assets.

Gifts in Partnership With Us

Charitable Bargain Sales
This part-gift/part-sale transaction gives you a charitable deduction plus cash to purchase other property.

Charitable Gift Annuities - Immediate
Receive a fixed payout and significant tax benefits.

Charitable Gift Annuities - Deferred
Build retirement earnings by deferring the onset of annuity payments. (recommended for younger donors)

Charitable Lead Trusts
Freeze the taxable value of your appreciating assets by using them to make gifts today and pass them back to family members later.

Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts
Combine a charitable gift with a predictable fixed-income payout by placing your donation into an individually managed trust.

Charitable Remainder Unitrusts
Choose from several options that best meet your personal financial situation and our needs.

Retained Life Estates
Give RIT your house and continue to live there rent-free.


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