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 NIU Foundation.
Naming Us in Your Assets
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, commercial annuities and a variety of financial accounts.
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 Northern Illinois University Foundation.
Life Income Gifts
Planned giving is a great way to support NIU Foundation while generating income for yourself and your family. Learn about the gifts that allow you to give to NIU Foundation while generating income for yourself and your family.
Retained Life Estates
Donate your home, farm or a second home to NIU Foundation and receive an immediate income tax charitable deduction, while retaining the right to live in your home for the rest of your life. If you itemize your deductions instead of taking the standard deduction you could save significant income taxes.
Charitable Lead Trust
Make a substantial gift to Northern Illinois University Foundation in the form of fixed annual payments and pass assets to your family or other heirs at reduced tax cost.