Planned Giving

Planned Giving

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We all strive to make a difference in this world. One of the greatest legacies you can leave is the knowledge that future generations of Crowder College students can gain the knowledge and skills to enhance their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities in which they live.

The Crowder College Foundation invites you to leave a legacy by including the college in your legacy-giving plans. Your gift as an endowment can provide a stream of vital income to benefit programs you are passionate about or scholarships. Your gift will be managed and accounted for separately from the college’s finances.

Named scholarship funds can be endowed with a minimum $10,000 gift. Named program funds can be endowed with a minimum gift of $25,000. If you are interested in starting an endowment now, contact us to discuss the plan that would work best for you.

Legacy Society

Please let us know if you have included Crowder College in your legacy giving plans, regardless of the amount. We would be honored to include your name in our Crowder College Foundation Legacy Society, listing you with the names of others who have put gift plans in place. Including your name also serves as an encouragement to others who are considering a legacy gift to the college. We hold occasional events to recognize and celebrate Legacy Society members.

Ways To Leave Your Legacy

Name Crowder College Foundation as the beneficiary of some or all of a qualified retirement account, such as an IRA or 403(b) plan. This can be a tax-efficient gift since distributions from these accounts can be highly
taxed if left to heirs, but can pass tax-free to the Foundation as a qualified charity. You then can leave other assets to heirs. This also is the simplest way to leave a gift since it often only requires completion of a new beneficiary form with your retirement plan administrator.

Include Crowder College Foundation as a charitable beneficiary in your will as part of your distribution of assets. We often recommend a percent of the estate instead of a dollar amount, since the ultimate value of the estate
can vary greatly during your lifetime. Contact us if you need specific wording to provide to your attorney.

Name Crowder College Foundation as a full or partial beneficiary of a life insurance account or other bank or brokerage accounts.

Use a gift instrument that provides you with a stream of income for life, with the Foundation being the charitable beneficiary when the terms of the gift instrument end. Contact our office to discuss if a life-income gift might be appropriate for you.