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The Power of Planned Giving

Help support the College of Humanities and Sciences with a planned gift.

Leaving Your Legacy

Your support makes our vision a reality. When you make a gift to the College of Humanities and Sciences at VCU, you are investing in the next generation of students, creating new avenues of cross-disciplinary research and recruiting renowned scholars. Access, resources and opportunities are all critical components of our mission, and our supporters make it possible. This webpage will offer an introduction to your planned giving options.

Why a Planned Gift?

The College of Humanities and Sciences partners with the VCU Foundation to offer gift planning options that provide a future benefit to the College while meeting your financial and philanthropic goals. Your planned gift allows the College to plan for the future. Some planned gifts provide you with income. Many of them can reduce your taxes. The greatest benefit, however, lies in knowing you are supporting work that is valuable to you and will leave a lasting impact on a promising student or academic discipline.

A gift that reflects your values

I want to be part of the continuation of the humanities at VCU. I think the humanities civilize us. They help us think critically. To have graduates become thinkers, sharers, contributors, that is just the best gift.

Fred Wayne (‘70/H&S, ‘86/CHP) 

Investing in the Future

Gifts the College Can Use Today

There are many gifts in addition to cash that can benefit the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences today. These offer tax benefits, such as an income tax deduction, as well as the opportunity to support current programs, establish or add to an endowment or provide funding for capital improvements.

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Gifts that Take Effect at Death

These deferred gifts ensure future generations will benefit from your generosity and legacy.

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Gifts That Pay You Income

With careful planning you can receive an immediate income tax deduction, provide yourself or someone else with an annual income and support the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences in a meaningful way.

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Ensuring future success

I am pleased to learn of current happenings at the College and how things have developed on campus. Therefore, it was an easy decision to include the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences in my estate plan. I hope that the success of the College continues for many more years to come.

Elske v.P. Smith 
Former Dean (1980-95)
College of Humanities and Sciences

This webpage is intended to provide general gift planning information. VCU is not qualified to provide specific legal, tax or investment advice. We encourage you to consult with your own legal and financial adviser before making a gift.