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Passionate about supporting the University of Colorado and our students even after your lifetime? It's not only possible, it's easy to do with a beneficiary designation with the University of Colorado Foundation to benefit the University of Colorado. Just name the University of Colorado Foundation as a beneficiary of all or a portion of your plan to benefit the University of Colorado. You simply fill out a form that is entirely separate from your will—which makes this approach an easy way to give.
Not only is it an easy way to give, but it's also flexible—you aren't locked into the choices you make today. You can review and adjust beneficiary designations anytime you want.
Check Out This Potential Scenario
Robert and Carol treasure the financial help they've been able to give their children and CU over the years. Now that their kids are grown, Robert and Carol changed their estate plan so it could work harder for the people and causes they love. The couple updated their will to leave stocks and real estate to their kids. And they left us a $75,000 IRA to be transferred after their death. Because the University of Colorado Foundation is tax-exempt, all $75,000 will help support CU students.
If Robert and Carol had left the IRA to their children, approximately $21,000* would have gone to pay federal income taxes—leaving only $54,000 for their family's use. Robert and Carol are happy knowing they are making the most of their hard-earned money thanks to their updated estate plan.
*Based on an assumption of a 28 percent marginal income tax bracket.
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You can name us beneficiary of the following assets:
- Contact Gift Planning and Leadership Giving at 303-541-1229 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on beneficiary designations that benefit the University of Colorado.
- Talk to your financial or legal advisor to learn which assets will or will not trigger taxable income when paid to a beneficiary.
- If you name CU in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: University of Colorado Foundation
Address: 10901 W. 120th Ave., Suite 200, Broomfield, CO 80021
Federal Tax ID Number: 84-6049811
The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. References to estate and income taxes include federal taxes only. State income/estate taxes or state law may impact your results. Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.