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Did you know there are creative ways to support James Madison University? Ways in which James Madison University, you and your loved ones all benefit at the same time?

Such giving techniques are called "planned gifts", because with thoughtful planning, you create win-win solutions for you and James Madison University.

Some examples are naming James Madison Foundation, Inc. in your will, make JMU beneficiary of your IRA, life insurance and/or retirement plan

Let us help you plan for the future with our new will creation platform! We care about our alumni and know it can be intimidating to take the first steps in creating a will. We want to make it as easy as possible. Here is an opportunity to create your legacy and support the causes you care about the most. We make estate planning accessible, simple, personal, secure, and FREE!

Will Planning Wizard

Not ready to draft your will? Use this Wizard to organize your assets and your goals.

Note: Information entered in the LegacyPlanner is not held by JMU – it’s for personal use.

Make a Qualified Charitable Distribution

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IRA Charitable Rollover (QCD) Tool

70 ½ or older? Make a “Tax-Free” Gift Through Your IRA. The Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) is an excellent way to show your support for James Madison University and receive tax benefits in return.

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Be the wealthy benefactor you wish you had.

You don’t have to be wealthy to make a generous, long-lasting gift.

  • Make a gift right now that costs you nothing during your lifetime.
  • Save on taxes by giving appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares.
  • Donate life insurance you no longer need.
  • Use a gift to reduce your estate tax exposure and eliminate capital gains.
  • Receive lifetime income back from us in return for your gift, and pass more of your assets to your heirs.

Planned gifts make it possible to support the mission of James Madison University in a far more significant way than you ever thought possible.

Read more, email us, or contact us at 540-568-8938

The Madison Founders Society

Members of the Madison Founders Society have expressed their commitment to James Madison University through a very special and important form of financial support.

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Plan-a-Gift ™

Interactive Plan-a-Gift™ will recommend the best gift plan to meet your individual needs based on your age, goals and assets, and will help James Madison University at the same time.

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