Gifts that Leave a Legacy


At Gonzaga, you have the opportunity to make your personal statement, give more than might otherwise be possible, help shape the University’s future and leave a lasting legacy for future generations of students.

What specific plan is best for you? That will depend on your personal circumstances. Your tax and financial advisors should always be consulted in the decision-making process. Of course, we are willing and able to work with you and your advisors to help ensure the impact of your planned gift.

Ask us more about these gifts that leave a legacy!

Assets within your Will or Trust

A bequest:
A provision in your will or trust which directs to Gonzaga a dollar amount, a percentage (%) of your estate, or what remains of your estate after taking care of your heirs.

Consider Including a Gift to Gonzaga in your Will or Living Trust

Assets outside your Will or Trust

IRA, 401(k), 403(b), qualified retirement accounts:
Designate Gonzaga as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k), or 403(b) type retirement account. These assets make an ideal gift to charity because Gonzaga will not be taxed, your heirs will.

Protect your Heirs from Heavy Taxes & Leave your Legacy

Give and Get - Income for Life

Charitable Gift Annuity:
Make a gift of cash or securities to Gonzaga and in return, the University will pay you fixed quarterly payments for your lifetime.  Afterwards the assets remaining in the annuity are put to good use by Gonzaga.

Discover if a Charitable Gift Annuity is the Right Choice for You

Charitable Remainder Unitrust:
Make a gift of cash, securities and/or real estate into a charitable trust that provides you with variable payments for life or for a term of years.  Afterwards, assets remaining in the trust are put to good use by Gonzaga.

Learn more about Charitable Remainder Trusts

Life Insurance

Make Gonzaga the owner/beneficiary of a paid-up policy or name the University as a beneficiary of an existing policy.

Fulfill your Philanthropic Goals & Ease your Financial Concerns

Beneficiary Designations

Bequest Language

Stock Gift Instructions

Become a Member of Gonzaga's Heritage Society

Office of Planned Giving
Gonzaga University
502 East Boone
Spokane, WA 99258-0098

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(509) 313-6141
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