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Gift Planning

Estate Commitment

Please review questions and answers here before completing.

I/We want to support Haverford by including the College in my/our estate plan as follows:

Gift type:
Will or Trust provision
Retirement assets provision
Life insurance beneficiary
Other
Haverford will receive this gift:
Upon my death
Upon the death of my surviving spouse/partner
Other
 
This provision is stated as:
Specific dollar amount $
A percentage of estate/account: %.
I/We estimate the current value of this percentage to be:
$
Supporting Documents (only one of the following is requested):
A copy of the will or trust provision pertaining to Haverford College
A copy of the beneficiary designation form
The summary page from a recent statement (for a retirement account or a life insurance gift)
A letter from my attorney, executor, or trustee
Other
 

Please submit your supporting document to Margaret Gindhart at mgindhar@haverford.edu.

I/We would like this gift to support:
Haverford's greatest needs as determined by the Board of Managers (unrestricted)

New or existing scholarship

New or existing scholarship fund name

Please contact me to discuss how my gift could be used. My telephone number and/or email address is:
Jacob Jones Legacy Society
I/We do authorize Haverford College to include my/our name(s) on any list and in publications in recognition of my/our support and membership in the Jacob Jones Legacy Society. 

[I/We understand that no information about the amount of my/our eventual gift will be publicized.]

Name(s)*

E-mail Address*

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Haverford recognizes that this gift is subject to change depending on personal economic circumstances. This form is not intended to be a legally binding pledge. Information you provide will remain confidential.

eBrochure Request Form

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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Haverford College a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

"I give to Haverford College, a nonprofit corporation currently located at 370 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA 19041, or its successor thereto, ______________* [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to Haverford or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the gift tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Haverford as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and receive an immediate federal income tax charitable deduction. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Haverford as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and Haverford where you agree to make a gift to Haverford and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

Personal Estate Planning Kit Request Form

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