Giving Wisely
Strategies to Shape Your Future and Theirs

Planned giving includes a wide variety of tools that allow you to amplify your impact on future students, faculty, and staff while potentially lowering your tax burden and creating a lifelong income stream. Naming the University of Pittsburgh as a beneficiary in your will or retirement account, making gifts of appreciated stock, and creating a charitable gift annuity are among the most popular planned giving strategies.

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Retirement Plan Assets

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Life Insurance

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Sample Language for Your Will

Get the legal language to share with your attorney to make a gift in your will or living trust.
Federal tax ID number: 25-0965591

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Calculate Your Benefits

Get a personalized look at how different gifts can support your financial goals.

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Why We Give

Our donors support Pitt students, researchers, and programs important to them. Here are their stories.

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Legacy Societies

Make a gift for the future of the University of Pittsburgh and become a valued member of our legacy societies.

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Personal Estate Planning Kit

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This comprehensive estate planning kit will help you protect loved ones, organize everything in one place, and save on taxes.

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