A gift that costs nothing during your lifetime.
Legislation Affecting Philanthropy
Ways of Giving
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Variety is the spice of giving.
You can give almost any kind of highly appreciated property—such as closely-held stock, real estate, partnership interests, or valuable art—to a charitable remainder trust and receive major tax and income benefits.
So, all at once, you can:
- Receive income for life
- Take a charitable tax deduction
- Avoid all capital gains tax
- Support the mission of Smith College
You can even allow your assets to accumulate tax-free until you "turn on the income spigot" at retirement or some other future event, such as the start of your child's education.
The Grécourt Society
“Alumnae and friends who have included Smith in their estate plans through a will, trust, retirement plan, life insurance policy or life income gift are eligible to join The Grécourt Society. Planned gifts of any amount qualify for membership.”
—Kathleen McCartney, President
Interactive Plan-a-Gift™ will recommend the best gift plan to meet your individual needs based on your age, goals and assets, and will help Smith College at the same time.
Explore More Gift Options
Personal Property →
Donate personal property, receive signifcant tax benefits.
Real Estate →
Donate a valuable asset, receive powerful tax benefits.
Charitable Lead Trusts →
How can you preserve your businesses' value for your family?
Retained Life Estate →
Use your home to make a gift, but still live there.
Appreciated Securities →
Take advantage of appreciated securities, avoid tax.
Life Insurance →
Make a significant gift, no matter the size of your estate.
Use these tools to start your gift to Smith College. Learn More →.
Goals & Benefits
There are many ways to make a gift to Smith College. Take a look at some of the options designed to help you to achieve different goals.
We can turn your clients’ philanthropic dreams into reality.
Estate Planning Section
An estate plan is a must, no matter your age or income.
Planning your estate and legacy for future generations, including your charitable interests, takes careful evaluation. Consulting with the appropriate professionals can assist you.
Office of Gift Planning
8 Bedford Terrace
Northampton, MA 01063
Phone: (800) 241-2056 (option 5) or (413) 585-2051