Gifts That Reduce Your Taxes
With a gift for Rensselaer, you can bring new meaning, and new substance to the question: “Why not change the world?”
What’s more, you can leave these generous gifts now and you may receive tax benefits to enjoy for yourself.
Gift of Cash
One of the most common ways to make a gift to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to write a check, make a gift using a credit card, or donate online.
Bank & Brokerage Accounts
This is one of the easiest gifts to give and one of the most useful in accomplishing your philanthropic goals. The next time you visit your bank, you can name Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Tax ID: 14-1340095) as the beneficiary of a checking or savings bank account, a certificate of deposit (CD), or a brokerage account. When you do, you’ll take a powerful step toward changing the world through education and research.
A gift of your retirement assets, such as an employee retirement plan, IRA, or tax-sheltered annuity, is an excellent way to make a gift. A gift of these assets can shield you or your heirs from taxes while funding Rensselaer.
A gift of artwork, coins, antiques, or other personal property can be an excellent way to support Rensselaer.