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Office of Trusts, Estates, and Gift Planning
Cornell University
130 E Seneca Street, Suite 400
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 1-800-481-1865
Fax: 607-254-1204


Options for Planned Gifts

There are many ways to meet your philanthropic goals and extend your generosity well into the future. Gift planning can also be structured to protect your assets, provide for your family, and guarantee you income for life. Depending on your needs and your available assets, you can find an option to meet your financial goals.

Gifts by will and gifts that pay you income are the most popular options our Cornell friends have chosen for their planned gifts. Below are ways to make a planned gift.

Photo of teacher. Link to Gifts by Will.
Gifts by Will
Make a gift that costs nothing now.
Photo of student. Links to Gifts That Pay You Income.
Gifts That Pay You Income
You can support Cornell and retain income for yourself and loved ones.
Photo of campus. Link to Gifts That Protect Your Assets.
Gifts That Protect Your Assets
Lead trusts allow you to benefit Cornell now, then your heirs.
Photo of student. Link to Retirement Plans.
Retirement Plans
Consider retirement-plan benefits for a significant gift to Cornell.
Photo of campus. Link to Gifts by Estate Note.
Gifts by Estate Note
An estate note is an irrevocable pledge or debt against the donor's estate.
Photo of students on campus. Link to Donor Advised Fund.
Donor Advised Fund
Our donor advised fund is a convenient alternative to a private foundation.