Planned Giving

From bequests to real estate to stocks, maximize your philanthropic impact by making a planned gift to Brown.

Leave your legacy.

Have a profound impact on future students, faculty, and research and help ensure that the University continues to be a leader in educational innovation and scholarship that matters—all through planned giving. With smart planning, you can also increase the size of your estate and/or reduce the tax burden on your loved ones.

By making a planned gift to Brown, you can make a lasting and transformative impact on the University. From bequests to living trusts to retirement assets, planned giving is an effective way to give back to Brown in a meaningful way while also helping you achieve your own charitable and financial goals.

Gifts through your will or retirement plan

Gifts that pay income to you or a loved one

  • You, and/or the people you choose, can receive fixed or variable payments for life or a specified period of years.
  • Various assets can fund a life income gift.
  • You receive an immediate charitable tax deduction.

Gifts during your lifetime

  • IRA charitable distribution
  • Appreciated marketable securities
  • Real estate
  • Special financial assets, including:
    • Closely held, restricted, or pre-IPO stock
    • Partnerships and LLCs
    • Investment fund interests
  • You receive an immediate charitable tax deduction.

The Brown planned giving team can help craft a personalized strategy that achieves your philanthropic and financial goals. By making a planned gift of any size, you will qualify for membership in the College Hill Society, which recognizes alumni and friends who provide for the University through a planned gift. 

Learn more about planned gifts to Brown.

Planned Giving website

Office of Planned Giving
Box 1893
Providence, RI, 02912

+1 (401) 863-9119
+1 (401) 863-3301 (fax)
[email protected]

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