Gift Planning

Welcome to Gift Planning

Making a planned gift is a wonderful way to show your support and appreciation for Elmhurst College and its mission while accommodating your own personal, financial, estate-planning, and philanthropic goals. With smart planning, you may actually increase the size of your estate and/or reduce the tax burden on your heirs. Just as important, you will know that you have made a meaningful contribution to Elmhurst.

We recommend that you familiarize yourself with various gift options by exploring Types of Planned Gifts and What to Give. Then compare gift options and/or calculate how these gifts could work for you. And of course, please contact us for assistance or to discuss your personal situation and objectives.

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Creating a Legacy

Read how generous donors like you have created a lasting legacy at Elmhurst.

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Join the Meusch Legacy Society

The Meusch Legacy Society was created in 1999 as a way to recognize the generosity of individuals who have included Elmhurst College in their estate plans.

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Bequest Intention Form

If you have already included Elmhurst College in your estate plan or are planning on making a bequest, please contact us or complete and submit the bequest intention form.

Gift Planning Blog

Many Donors Give Appreciated Property to Charity at Year-End—Even if They Aren’t Going to Itemize

Many donors have come to realize that long-term appreciated property is one of the best assets that can be used to fund charitable gifts.

Deciding How to Divide Your Estate Among Your Children—And Charities

There are difficult questions to answer when deciding how to divide one’s estate among children—and charity.

A Charitable Gift with Payments More Predictable Than a Box of Chocolates

Charitable remainder trusts are a way to make a gift to us and get payments in return.

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