"I met my wife Joan at UMSL and we both graduated in '76. We value what UMSL provides. So in addition to our annual gifts and our campaign gift to support the new business building, we have established a planned gift to provide funds in the future. We know our money will be put to a very good use."

Steve Wideman
University Development

Charitable Gift Planning

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Welcome to your resource for charitable gift planning!

We've created this Web site to help you dream, about our future and yours. If you're not sure where to begin, try our Build Your Gift planner.

If you already have gift options in mind, click on Compare Gifts to see how your choices match up or click on eBrochures to request specific information on a planning option. Happy dreaming!

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Give This, Not That
You might be worried that by including a gift to a charitable organization in your estate plans there will be less assets left for children, family and friends. While some estate gifts are passed on with a heavy tax percentage, others can be passed down income tax–free. More

Even 1 Percent Matters
"Do I really have enough money to donate to change lives?" If you are doubting your ability to make a difference, you'll want to read about these gift options that could change your mind. More

When Is the Best Time to Give?
While many gifts can be established at any time, certain donation options provide more advantageous benefits when given either before or after retirement. More

Remembering Why We Help Others
Don't let your giving become simply another task you need to accomplish. Get back to the inspiration for your generosity and next time you make a gift it’ll mean a lot more than the fact that you get to cross something off your to-do list. More

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