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

It’s Back to School—And a Charitable Gift Can Help Pay for College

Parents and grandparents of college students can help them pay for their education and make a gift to us by setting up a charitable trust.

Accelerating Testamentary Gift Can Yield Major Savings

Following the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) at the end of 2017, philanthropic American taxpayers are facing steeper hills to climb in pursuit of estate-tax savings ...

A Charitable Gift Plan for Investors That Accomplishes Four Objectives

Charitable gifts of stock that can save capital-gain tax and accomplish several other objectives

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