How Will You Leave Your Legacy?

Your experience at Metro State is worth honoring

A planned gift enables you to preserve your assets during your lifetime and leave a valuable legacy. Your gift to Metropolitan State University of Denver helps ensure that a high quality, accessible education at MSU Denver is available for future generations.

Let us help you make the gift that's right for you. Explore several popular ways of supporting MSU Denver, then begin a confidential, no-obligation conversation to get started.

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MSU Denver honors members of the Legacy Society for their generosity and for inspiring others to support our students and programs in a similar way.

When you make a gift to MSU Denver from your will or trust, you'll join the others who share your principled commitment. If you've already included us in your plans, please let us know so we can properly thank you and make sure your gift will be used as you've intended.

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The Most Popular Planned Gifts

Gifts From Your Will
General Bequest

Through a provision in your written and executed will, you can make a gift in the form of cash, securities, real estate or personal property. There are many types of bequests. Choose the one that best fits your needs and intentions.

Beneficiary Gifts
Retirement Accounts

Naming MSU Denver as the beneficiary of a qualified retirement plan asset such as a 401(k), 403(b), IRA, Keogh, profit-sharing pension plan or other donor-advised funds, will accomplish a charitable goal while realizing significant tax savings.

Gifts That Pay You
Life Income Gift

You can turn assets (stock, cash in a savings account, CDs, savings bonds, etc.) into a gift to MSU Denver that provides income to you. Your gift will provide you income for life and tax benefits, too.

Current Gift Options

Gifts of Stock
Appreciated Stock

When you donate appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares instead of cash, you'll receive charitable deductions at full, fair market value while reducing capital gains impact.

Charitable IRA Rollover
Charitable IRA Rollover

If you're 70 1/2 or older, you can make a gift directly from your IRA to MSU Denver. While there is no charitable deduction for a rollover gift, you do avoid the income tax on the donated portion of your required minimum distribution.

Gifts of Property
Real Estate and OtherValuables

Like stock, the fair market value of gifts of appreciated assets such as real estate, artwork, and other well curated collections, can be deducted from your income tax today and reduce your estate taxes in the future.

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There are many giving options available to you, such as naming MSU Denver as a beneficiary in your will and charitable gift annuities that provide steady income for you and your family during your lifetime. For more information, please find our contact info below, or submit this form.

Contact Us

Kyle Backlund '01
Associate Director of Planned Giving

303-615-2040
backlund@msudenver.edu

Metropolitan State University of Denver
University Advancement

 Campus Box 14, PO Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362

For Professional Advisors

If you are working with a professional advisor or advising a donor, here's a useful guide for including MSU Denver in a charitable estate plan.

 

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© Metropolitan State University of Denver Foundation, Inc. and Planned Giving Marketing.
This site is informational and educational in nature. It is not offering professional tax, legal, or accounting advice. For specific advice about the effect of any planning concept on your tax or financial situation or with your estate, please consult a qualified professional advisor.
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