Planned Giving

Estate planning enables donors to leave a legacy at DePaul and support future generations of students. Planned gifts also allow our alumni and friends to fulfill their financial and estate planning goals.

We recognize our planned gift donors by inviting them to join the Cortelyou Heritage Society, DePaul's society for planned gift donors, and by sending them Generations, DePaul's planned giving newsletter.

The following chart offers a brief summary of various gift types organized by the goal you may have in working through your own financial plans. Please contact one of our planned giving professionals to learn more about making a planned gift to DePaul University.

To make a quick & easy gift now.
Receive an income tax deduction and avoid capital gains taxes.
To defer your gift until after your lifetime.
Reduce estate taxes.
To make a gift to DePaul's future using non-cash assets.
Receive a current income tax deduction and possibly future deductions as well.
To minimize taxation on retirement plan assets at death.
Make a large gift after your death while being recognized for your gift today.
To avoid capital gains taxes on sale of real estate
Receive an immediate tax deduction and avoid capital gains taxes.
To give real estate where you continue to reside
Receive a charitable tax deduction and continue to live in the home for your lifetime.
To provide fixed income to you and/or family members for a term of years
Receive immediate income tax deductions and a fixed income for life. Minimum: $250,000
To provide fixed income to you and/or family members for a term of years while taking advantage of the growing economy.
Receive immediate income tax deductions and an income for life that has the possibility of increasing. Minimum: $250,000
To receive fixed payments for the rest of your life and/or the life of your spouse.
Receive income tax deductions now and in the future, and receive fixed payments during your lifetime. Minimum: $25,000
To reduce estate taxes on assets passed to heirs
Keep your property in your family, reduce the size of your taxable estate, and often see reductions in gift taxes.
To receive payments for the rest of your life and/or the life of your spouse
Receive an immediate tax deduction and avoid capital gains taxes.

Contact Us

Richard Goode
Senior Director of Development for Gift Planning
(312) 362-8605
rgoode@depaul.edu

Patricia Wright
Assistant for Planned and Principal Gifts
(312) 362-7369
pwrigh14@depaul.edu