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Gifts by Will or Trust

A charitable gift from your estate is a favored method of giving that enables you to achieve your financial goals, maintain control of your assets, and benefit Wellesley.
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Naming Us in Your Assets

While you may transfer many of your assets through your will or living trust, a document called a beneficiary designation controls distribution of your retirement plans, life insurance policies, commercial annuities, and a variety of financial accounts.
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The IRA Gift (QCD)

The IRA charitable rollover (also called the Qualified Charitable Distribution, or QCD) is a great way to make a tax-free gift to Wellesley College.
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Life Income Gifts

Learn about planned giving, a great way to support Wellesley while generating income for yourself and your family.
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Retained Life Estates

Donate your home, farm or a second home to Wellesley and receive an immediate income tax charitable deduction, while retaining the right to live on that property for the rest of your life. If you itemize your deductions instead of taking the standard deduction you could reduce your income taxes significantly.