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Planned Giving


Welcome to the Gift Planning Site for California State University, Los Angeles!
The gift planning staff at California State University, Los Angeles stands ready to help you meet your unique financial needs by:

  • Providing gift plans that benefit you and your family
  • Bringing immediate and deferred tax advantages to both you and your heirs
  • Having a meaningful impact on Cal State L.A. and our goals and interests, beyond your own lifetime and far into the future

Paying It Forward Through Charitable Giving
On the desk of Marquita Grenot-Scheyer sits an old black-and-white photo of the elementary school students she tutored in the 1970s. More

Secure Your Kid's Future Today
Children add much joy to life, but they also bring about the need for many new tasks. Possibly the most important task is planning a secure future for them in the event that you won't be here. If you've already created a plan, how accurate is it today? More

The Dangers of DIY Wills
Everyone loves to save time and money, and DIY estate planning seems like a perfect opportunity to do both. Sites like and came on the scene a few years back and have steadily gained a following. Experts estimate that more than 1 million individuals use these sites every year to create wills and other estate documents. More

No Kids? You Still Need a Plan
Estate planning is for everyone, regardless of your marital status, income or age. Your life circumstances, however, will affect your plan. For example, estate planning for people without children has a different focus than planning for those with kids. More

4 Reasons to Consider a Gift in Your Will
If you believe in our mission but don't want to part with money today, a gift in your will or living trust may be the donation option you've been looking for. More


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