New to Estate Planning?

Just getting started and want to know where to begin? Planning your estate may seem daunting, but it's much easier than you think. The hardest step to take is the first one. Reach out to a member of Concordia University Irvine's Planned Giving Team. We are here to walk you through the process step by step AT NO COST. You can email us at or call 949-214-3535 to connect with a representative.

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Simple Ways to Make a Planned Gift to CUI

Your Will
Including “Concordia University Irvine Foundation” in your will is an easy process. The bequest can be specific or general. Contact us so we can assist you with the legal wording and provide examples for your lawyer.

Retirement Plan Assets
Preserve more of your estate for the people and organizations that matter most in your life by designating “Concordia University Irvine Foundation” as beneficiary. Simply submit a beneficiary designation form to your retirement plan custodian.

IRA Gifts
Individuals, age 70 1/2 or older, can instruct IRA trustees to make transfers to organizations they support without incurring taxable income on those amounts.

Transfer stocks to the “Concordia University Irvine Foundation.” The best stocks to donate are those that have increased greatly in value, particularly those producing a low yield.

Real Estate
Donating appreciated real estate, such as a home, vacation property, land, or commercial property can make a great gift to support the mission of Concordia University Irvine.

Life Insurance
A gift of life insurance is a great way to leverage your impact simply name us as the beneficiary. In this way, you can make a sizeable gift through a wise investment.

There are several types of trusts designed to help you make the right gift – Charitable Lead Trust and Charitable Remainder Unitrust produce a value for the University and your family.

Gift in Kind
Gift non-monetary items of tangible personal property such as art, automobiles, and other personal assets or materials that represent value to Concordia University Irvine.

View our Guide to Planned Giving

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Great Commission Society

The Great Commission Society honors alumni and friends who have generously made a charitable gift to Concordia through their estate plan. Great Commission Society members’ gifts help secure our university’s future and have a missional impact for years to come.

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