Gifts You Can Make From Your Estate

You may be able to reduce or eliminate federal and state estate taxes by including a gift to Clark in your estate plan. Gifts that come to Clark upon your death allow you to leave a significant legacy without parting with assets during your lifetime. Follow in the footsteps of Clark's first benefactor, Jonas Clark, by helping to further the University's reputation as an educational leader and supporting the students and faculty who challenge convention — and change our world.

Such gifts may be made through:

  • Tax-deferred retirement accounts: These gifts are easy to set up — and are often the most tax-savvy way for you and your heirs to make an estate plan gift
  • A bequest in your will or trust: This  allows you to leave a fixed dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, your entire estate or the residuary of your estate to Clark
  • Life insurance policy: Making Clark the beneficiary of your life insurance policy is simple and easy
  • Beneficiary designations on your donor advised fund or bank accounts

Have an idea for funding a special gift?

If you would like to use your estate plan gift for a particular purpose at Clark or to create an endowed scholarship, professorship or other fund, please contact us to discuss how best to structure your gift to ensure your wishes will be fulfilled when we receive your gift.