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No matter what you choose, rest assured that your gift will help build and sustain the scholarship and research of Clark students and faculty for years to come.

By giving to Clark University, you can reduce your income and capital gains taxes now — and possibly save estate taxes later. Some gifts can provide you with income for your lifetime; others can help you pass assets to your heirs tax-free. Gifts can range from charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts to IRA charitable rollovers and paid-up life insurance policies.

Types of planned giving include:

If you are age 70½ or older, you can make direct tax-free transfers from your IRA account to Clark. These gifts count toward your required minimum distribution and may reduce your federal and state income taxes.

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Making a gift of appreciated securities can help you avoid capital gains taxes and generate a charitable income tax deduction, stretching your charitable dollars further.

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Create a philanthropic spending account that allows you to time your giving — and your charitable deductions — to maximize your tax savings.

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Combine a fixed income stream for life with tax savings — and a gift to Clark.

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Combine a gift to Clark with tax savings and lifetime income for you or others. You can fund your charitable remainder trust with a wide variety of assets and add to it over time.

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Choose from a variety of ways to structure your gift, including an arrangement that allows you to stay in your home for your lifetime and take a federal income tax deduction now.

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Create a charitable lead annuity trust, which allows you to pass assets to your heirs tax-free while providing an annual gift to Clark for a number of years.

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Assets other than cash or stocks can make great gifts to Clark — particularly if they’re no longer of use to you. Clark may be able to accept:

  • Paid-up life insurance policies
  • Personal property, including art and collectibles
  • Closely held stock and business interests
  • Intellectual property and royalty rights

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Laws governing charitable deductions and planned giving strategies can change regularly. Get the latest information on how to maximize your tax savings and meet IRS requirements.

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Contact Us

Mary S. Richardson, JD, LLM
Director of Planned Giving

Contact Information

The Clark Fund

Office Information
  • Office of University Advancement
    Clark University
    950 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610

  • 1-888-257-5363
  • 888-CLRKFND
  • 1-508-793-7331
  • clarkfund[at]clarku[dot]edu