Gift Planning

Gifts from Your Will or Trust

Need to preserve assets? You can plan a gift to us that will take effect only after your other obligations are fulfilled.



How It Works

  • Include a gift to Smith College in your will or trust. (Here is sample bequest language for your will.)
  • Make your bequest unrestricted or direct it to a specific purpose.
  • Indicate that you would like a percentage of the balance remaining in your estate or trust, or indicate a specific amount.
  • Tell us about your gift so we may celebrate your generosity now.

Important Related Topics

Benefits

  • Your assets remain in your control during your lifetime.
  • You can modify your gift to address changing circumstances.
  • You can direct your gift to a particular purpose (be sure to check with us to make sure your gift can be used as intended).
  • Under current tax law, there is no upper limit on the estate tax deduction for your charitable bequests.


Contact Us

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

Dawes House
8 Bedford Terrace
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (800) 241-2056 (option 5) or (413) 585-2051
E-mail: giftplanning@smith.edu