Turn Your Generosity Into Lifetime Income

Charitable Gift Annuities

When you are looking for ways to help the the University of Denver with our mission, you shouldn't feel like you are choosing between your philanthropic goals and financial security. One gift that allows you to support the University's work while receiving fixed payments for life is a charitable gift annuity.

Not only does this gift provide you with regular payments and allow us to further our work, but when you create a charitable gift annuity with the University you can receive a variety of tax benefits, including a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Plus you receive a higher rate of return than money sitting in a traditional savings account.

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An Example From DU

James L. “Jim” Hecht and Amy Blatchford HechtFor more than 60 years, James L. “Jim” Hecht and Amy Blatchford Hecht have believed in the power of cultural exchange. While neither attended the University of Denver as students, an introduction to DU’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies inspired the couple to establish a new academic and scholarly exchange program.

In 2015, the couple created the University of Denver/American University of Beirut Academic Partnership Endowment Fund to support a scholarship exchange for faculty and students between DU and the university where Amy’s parents met. The Hechts established a gift that pays them income to create the partnership. By transferring appreciated securities to DU, the Hechts receive a partial tax deduction and a lifetime stream of annual income. Additionally, their gift was matched with institutional funding, providing scholarship funds for immediate use.

“A charitable gift annuity is a good financial tool. If you sell stock, you lose a lot in taxes. By giving appreciated stock, we increase our income, and there’s no downside,” Jim says.

The Hechts hope to benefit both universities through this partnership and strengthen bonds between the U.S. and the Middle East at the same time.

Watch How It Works

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Jon Kraus at 303.871.4619 or jon.kraus@du.edu for additional information on charitable gift annuities or to chat more about the personal benefits of creating an annuity with the University.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include the University in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: University of Denver (Colorado Seminary)
Address: 2199 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO 80208
Federal Tax ID Number: 84-0404231

Gifts That Pay

Your payments depend on your age at the time of the donation. If you are younger than 60, we recommend that you learn more about your options and download this FREE guide Plan for Retirement With a Deferred Gift Annuity.

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Payments for Life

Learn more about the many benefits of a charitable gift annuity in our FREE guide Strengthen Your Future With a Charitable Gift Annuity.

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