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Planned Giving, Smart Giving... You Can Make a Difference
11th Annual Legacy Society Dinner
President Peter P. Mercer and guest speaker Drew Nieporent with Ramapo College alumni at the 11th Annual Legacy Society Dinner. (L-R) Susan Geltman '92, Carolyn Merkel '78, Marion Dugan '80, Jeffrey Warren '73, Kathy Azzara '02, Jonathan Marcus '93, Audrey Newman '93, Debra Perry '85, President Peter P. Mercer, Sue Sykes '06, Marina Topken '03, Drew Nieporent and Mary Ippolito '82
Nick and Susan Vallario at a special dinner, wine tasting and presentation event

Nick and Susan Vallario at a special dinner, wine tasting and presentation event hosted by the Ramapo College Foundation.
Successful Women Series

(L-R) Joan Dunn, Lisa Ryan '84 and Fran Hackett '80 at Successful Women Start the Year Right, as part of the Successful Women Series.

Your planned giving donation can support student scholarship aid, faculty research projects, enhanced campus facilities and programs. The Office of Planned Giving can help you select the best method of giving to make your charitable gift meaningful, while meeting your personal (financial) goals. By considering your gift planning options, you will discover the many benefits that will create a lasting legacy.

Ramapo College is grateful for the many ways its benefactors support the institution. The Legacy Society recognizes alumni and friends who have created an endowment or who have provided for Ramapo College in their estate plans through wills, life income gifts, retirement plans, life insurance dedications and other planned gifts.

Scholarship Donors Make Giving a Family Affair
Q&A With the Kossowsky Family More

Is Your Will Missing This?
If you want to protect your family and assets, then your will is the most vital document you can own. That's not all your will can accomplish, though. By adding a few simple words, you can extend your charitable support beyond your lifetime. More

3 Gift Options for the Person Who Wants Flexibility
It's not always easy to think about being charitable if you're worried about tomorrow's finances or aren't prepared to finalize a large gift. Rest assured, there are flexible gift options that allow you to change your mind, if need be. Here are gift options that let you have control. More

8 Essential Estate Planning Checks
No matter your age or health, it's important to have an up-to-date will and estate plan. Before visiting your estate planning attorney, use this handy checklist to help determine if it is time to update your plans. More

Congress Controls Future of IRA Charitable Rollover
Congress has yet to take action on a bill that would reinstate the IRA Charitable Rollover, which offers tax savings for some donors 70 1/2 and older. More

Encouraging Generosity in Your Grandchildren
Much of what we teach our young grandchildren is accomplished by setting good examples. One of these examples may be showing them how to give back. It is the firsthand experience that leaves a lasting impression. More

3 Tax-Savvy Strategies to Use This Year
There is no better time than now to protect your wealth with valuable and often overlooked tax deductions. First, estimate how much income you expect to bring in by the end of the year. Knowing this information can help you decide how much you may want to give to favorite causes, such as The Ramapo College Foundation, reducing your income tax hit. More

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