To celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary and give back to the institution that made such an impact on their lives, Ronald S. and Mary Brockway chose to create a Regis legacy. Having taught at Regis, Ronald full-time and Mary part-time, they have been deeply influenced by Regis’ commitment to providing a quality education for the leaders of tomorrow. In fact, Regis is held in such high regard that all four of their children chose Regis at some time in their lives. The Brockways have supported Regis financially for years but decided their 50th wedding anniversary was the “perfect backdrop to celebrate the fact that a Regis education helped our children.” To commemorate this special occasion and pay forward this gift, they chose to establish a scholarship and make a legacy gift intention through their estate so others could benefit from the Regis experience. “We believe in our responsibility to help our community and give back to those in need.”
A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Regis University a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.
an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan
I, <Name of Donor>, of <City/State/Zip>, give, devise and bequeath to Regis University, Denver, Colorado <written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property> for its unrestricted use and purpose. Regis University Federal Tax ID# is 84-0402707. To honor your intentions, please inform Regis University of your estate provision.
able to be changed or cancelled
A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.
cannot be changed or cancelled
tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient
the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation
the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase
the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on
The person receiving the gift annuity payments.
the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid
a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will
the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will
A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to Regis or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.
An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.
Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.
Securities, real estate, or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.
Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property, or undeveloped land.
A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.
You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the potential tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.
You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Regis as a lump sum.
You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to Regis as a lump sum.
A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.
A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and Regis where you agree to make a gift to Regis and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.