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Ways to Give

There are many ways to give to the University of Missouri based on your goals, as outlined below. Whichever method you choose, your gift will support what’s important to you while also strengthening Mizzou’s fundraising efforts.

For more information, contact the Mizzou Office of Advancement toll-free at 1-866-267-7568 or email us. If you are ready to make a gift online, you can fill out our quick and convenient online giving form.

Immediate Impact

Check or Credit Card

Contribute online using your credit card or complete a gift form and mail it with a check payable to the University of Missouri to:

Mizzou Gift Processing
407 Reynolds Alumni Center
Columbia, MO 65211

Benefits to You: Simple, tax-deductible
Securities

Securities may include publicly traded stocks, bonds, and mutual funds

Benefits to You: Avoid capital gains tax, tax-deductible
Real Estate

Real estate may be given pending approval by MU

Benefits to You: Avoid capital gains tax, tax-deductible
Tangible Property

Examples include artwork, antiques, stamp/coin collections, jewelry, furniture, and rare books

Benefits to You: Avoid capital gains tax, tax-deductible
Intangible Property

Patents, copyrights, websites, and royalties may be given under certain conditions with the University’s approval

Benefits to You: Consult your tax adviser to learn the benefits of gifts of intangible property

Planned Giving

Bequest

A bequest is created through your estate plan, such as a will or living trust

Benefits to You: Simple, flexible, takes donated assets out of your taxable estate
Beneficiary Designation

You can fill out a beneficiary form for your insurance policy, retirement or bank accounts, and automobiles

Benefits to You: Simple, flexible, takes donated assets out of your taxable estate
Life Insurance

Make MU owner of policy as well as beneficiary

Benefits to You: Income tax deduction for gift of policy and any premium payments you continue to pay

Income Arrangement

Charitable Gift Annuity

Agreement in which assets are transferred to the University in exchange for life payments

Benefits to You: Tax deduction, annuity payments may be partially tax-free, capital gains liability reduction
Charitable Remainder Trust

Donate assets to a charitable trust that provides an ongoing stream of income

Benefits to You: Tax deduction, can fund with appreciated securities to reduce capital gains liability
Pooled Income Fund

Similar to a mutual fund, gifts from multiple donors are “pooled.” Prorated shares of the fund’s earnings are distributed to all donors.

Benefits to You: Immediate tax deduction for portion of gift
Life Estate

Give your home or farm now, but retain the right to live or work there during your lifetime

Benefits to You: Receive current charitable tax deduction and future benefits to your taxable estate