Consider the various ways you can enjoy tax and income benefits and help students at Southern Adventist University.

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IRA Gifts

For those aged 70½ or older, it is once again possible to make tax-favored charitable gifts
from traditional and Roth IRA accounts. Your gift will qualify for your required minimum
distribution, and you will not have to pay federal income tax on the amount given from your
IRA to Southern Adventist University. Click here to learn more about how to make an IRA gift. 


Appreciated Asset Gifts

Gifts of appreciated assets such as securities or real estate are an excellent way for you to support Southern.  Securities may be transferred directly to the university while real estate is transferred through a deed.  These gifts will not affect your cash flow, and they provide the following tax benefits:

  • Charitable deduction to help save on taxes
  • Bypass federal and state capital gains taxes
  • Avoidance of the tax on net investment income


Charitable Life Income Plans

If you have low-yielding assets and are seeking higher income, a charitable life income gift such as a charitable gift annuity or remainder trust may be worth exploring.  In exchange for your charitable gift of cash or appreciated securities, you reap the following multiple benefits:

  • Receive a lifetime income
  • Generate a current income tax deduction
  • Bypass all or a portion of the capital gains on appreciated assets
  • Make a future gift to benefit Southern

Click here for more information about how to make an appreciated IRA gift, asset gift, or charitable life income plan.