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EMU Foundation

Planned Giving

At each stage of your life, there is something you can do to support your philanthropic plan:

In your 20s/30s

Connect with Eastern Michigan and discover your philanthropic passion(s) within the university and the University community.

  • Develop a habit of giving by making an annual gift to Eastern Michigan.
  • Set up your first will, or trust, and become a recognized member of the Heritage Society by including a bequest to Eastern Michigan in your estate plan.

In your 40s/50s

Continue to update and revise your will and estate plan where necessary, and then consider:

  • Making a gift of stocks, bonds, or other securities.
  • Designating a percentage of your retirement plan assets to benefit Eastern Michigan after your lifetime (including 401k, 403b, IRA, etc.).
  • Contributing a life insurance policy (paid in-full) you no longer need and/or naming Eastern Michigan as a beneficiary.

In your 60s and Beyond

Continue to update and revise your will and estate plan where necessary, and then consider:

  • Setting up a charitable gift annuity to Eastern Michigan to receive fixed payments for life.
  • Arranging a charitable remainder trust (unitrust, annuity trust, lead trust) and naming Eastern Michigan as the beneficiary.
  • Making a gift of real or personal property.

Every gift plan is tailored to your needs, and state laws vary, so we recommend consulting with your financial or legal advisor before making your gift.

If you need more information, please contact Susan Rink at susan.rink@emich.edu or at 734.487.5634.

EMU Foundation is located at 112 Welch Hall, 850 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti, MI, USA 48197 Phone: 734.484.1322