What Is Planned Giving?


Committing upfront cash is not the only way to make a charitable gift.  You can choose one or more of a variety of giving techniques that offer a number of advantages. And you can make a larger gift than you thought possible!

What is Planned Giving?

Planned giving is simply the act of thoughtfully selecting ways to give that help you meet your charitable goals…and Daemen’s.


Planed gifts include:

  • A bequest in your will
  • Estate designations in a trust, retirement plan, IRA, or life insurance policy naming Daemen College as the beneficiary or co-beneficiary
  • Charitable life income arrangement, such as a charitable remainder trust
  • Charitable lead trust
  • Gift of real estate with retained life use


For more information on all planned giving options, in confidence and with no obligation, please contact:

Pat Smith

Director of Leadership Giving

Daemen College

4380 Main Street

Amherst, NY  14226




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