Thank you for your interest in supporting Iowa State University's University Museums. We hope you will enjoy learning about Gift Planning and the ways in which you can fulfill your philanthropic goals. We invite you to share this website with your own professional advisors as you discuss retirement, estate, and gift plans with them. Please contact the ISU Foundation Gift Planning staff with any of your questions
Gifts of Stocks and Bonds
A gift of your securities, including your stocks or bonds, is an easy way for you to make a gift. By making a gift of your appreciated securities, you can avoid paying capital gains tax that would otherwise be due if you sold these assets.
Gifts of Real Estate
A gift of your real property (such as your home, vacation property, vacant land, farmland or ranch or commercial property) can make a great gift. If you own appreciated real property, you can avoid paying capital gains tax by making a gift to us.
Gifts of Retirement Assets
A gift of your retirement assets [IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax deferred plan] is an excellent way to make a gift. By making a gift of your retirement assets, you will help further our work.
Gifts of Cash
A gift of cash is a simple and easy way for you to make a gift. You will receive a charitable tax deduction that will provide you with savings on this year's tax return.
Gift of Insurance
A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to us. If your life insurance policy is no longer needed or will no longer benefit your survivors consider making a gift and help further our mission.
Giving to our cause can be done either directly or through a gift model that can provide tax benefits and even income. Click on a gift model below to learn more.
You designate our organization as the beneficiary of your asset by will, trust or other instrument.
Charitable Gift Annuity
You transfer your cash or appreciated property to our organization in exchange for our promise to pay you fixed income (with rates based on your age) for the rest of your life.
You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable trust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with income for life or a term of years.
Charitable Annuity Trust
You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable trust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with fixed income for life or a term of years.
Charitable Lead Trust
You transfer your cash or property to fund a lead trust that makes gifts to us for a number of years. You receive a charitable deduction for the gift. Your family receives the remainder at substantial tax savings.
Sale and Unitrust
If you give a portion of your property to us to fund a charitable remainder trust, when the entire property sells you receive cash and income for life.
We purchase your property for less than fair market value. You receive the cash and a charitable deduction for the difference between the market value and purchase price.
Give it Twice Trust
You may be looking for a way to provide your children with income while making a gift to charity. The Give it Twice Trust is a popular option that allows you to transfer your IRA at death to a term of years unitrust.
To learn more about Planned or Deffered Giving to the University Museums contact the ISU Foundation at