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How to Give

How to Give

You can give to Southern Nazarene University with cash gifts, or through planned giving options that can provide tax benefits or even income. Click on a gift model below to learn more.

Please let us know if you have already included Southern Nazarene University as a beneficiary of your retirement assets. We would like to thank you and recognize you for your gift.

  • Bequest
    One of the easiest ways to give is to designate SNU as the beneficiary of your asset by will, trust or beneficiary designation form.
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  • IRA Rollover
    In 2016, Congress made qualified charitable distributions from your IRA a permanent option. As a result you can make an IRA QCD, also called a charitable rollover gift, each year after you reach 70 ½ years of age without including it as taxable income.
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  • Beneficiary Designation Gifts
    You can designate SNU as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment or bank account or a life insurance policy.
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  • Charitable Gift Annuity
    Transfer cash or appreciated property to SNU in exchange for our commitment to pay you fixed payments (with rates based on your age) for the rest of your life.
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  • Charitable Remainder Unitrust
    Transfer stock, cash, or appreciated property to fund a charitable remainder unitrust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with income for life or a term of years. At the end of the term, the remainder of the fund value transfers to SNU.
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  • Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust
    Transfer cash, stock, or appreciated property to fund a charitable remainder annuity trust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with a guaranteed income for life or a term of years. At the end of the term, the remainder of the fund value transfers to SNU.
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  • Charitable Lead Trust
    In your estate documents, you can fund a trust that makes gifts to SNU for a specific number of years. After that term ends, your family receives the trust remainder at substantial tax savings.
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  • Sale and Unitrust
    Fund a charitable remainder trust with a property gift to SNU. When the property sells you receive cash for the sale and income for life, and SNU receives the remainder of the trust after your death.
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  • Bargain Sale
    SNU purchases your property for less than fair market value. You receive cash for the sale, plus a charitable deduction for the difference between the market value and purchase price.
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  • Give It Twice Trust
    Provide your children with a stream of income for a set number of years. At the end of the term, the remainder of the trust transfers to SNU.
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  • Life Estate Reserved
    Transfer ownership of your home or farm to SNU, but retain the right to stay in your home and use the property until you pass away.
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