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The IRA Gift (QCD)

The IRA charitable rollover (also called the Qualified Charitable Distribution, or QCD) is a great way to make a tax-free gift to Hamilton College.
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Giving Assets to Hamilton

While you may transfer many of your assets through your will or living trust, a document called a beneficiary designation controls distribution of your retirement plans, life insurance policies, and more.
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Gifts by Will or Trust

A charitable gift from your estate is a favored method of giving that enables you to achieve your financial goals, maintain control of your assets, and benefit Hamilton.

Life Income Gifts

Learn about gifts that allow you to give to Hamilton College while generating income for yourself and your family.
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Charitable Lead Trust

Make a substantial gift to Hamilton College in the form of fixed annual payments and pass assets to your family or other heirs at reduced tax cost.
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Retained Life Estates

Donate your home, farm or a second home to Hamilton and receive an immediate income tax charitable deduction, while retaining the right to live in your home for the rest of your life.

Bargain Sale

Receive immediate cash and make a gift to Hamilton College by selling to us a valuable asset, such as real estate, for less than it is worth.