What You Can Give to the Foundation

  • Cash
    Cash gifts are an easy way to give. Cash gifts of any size make an immediate impact on the University campus, college, or program of your choice.
  • Securities
    Gifts of stocks, bonds, treasuries, and mutual funds that have increased in value are a win-win opportunity for you under current tax laws. They provide an immediate benefit to the University, and a current income tax savings for you.
  • Property
    Property and real estate includes homes, cabins, commercial buildings, farm land, and other property.

Planned Gifts

  • Planned Gifts involve giving to the University in the future. Typical types of planned gifts are Bequests, Life Income Gift, Charitable Gift Annuity, Charitable Remainder Trust, Life Insurance, Gift Of Residence With A Life Interest.
  • The Legacy Society is a unique organization whose members include those caring alumni and friends who have provided for Bemidji State University through a planned gift. Members receive special benefits including an invitation to attend an annual banquet as guests of the President. They receive a custom designed Legacy Society lapel pin, a membership certificate, The Legacy newsletter, special mailings and invitations.

Benefits of Giving to the Foundation

  • Make an immediate or future impact on the University.
  • Help the department or college of your choice.
  • Make a large gift with a small cash investment.
  • Save on income tax.
  • Reduce estate taxes.
  • Avoid capital gains tax.
  • Generate lifetime income.
  • Funding your planned gift with securities or other property that has appreciated in value has the additional advantage of avoiding all capital gains taxes.