Planned Giving

 

CONTACT:

Joseph Chart
Senior Major Gift Officer
617-384-8604
jchart@gsd.harvard.edu

Jane Verrill
Senior Associate Director
University Planned Giving
617-495-9421
jane_verrill@harvard.edu

Learn which assets are most commonly used to fund a gift.

Stock and Brands

Stocks & Bonds

Giving appreciated stock that you have owned for more than one year is one of the most tax-advantaged ways to make charitable gifts. With careful planning, you can reduce your capital gains tax while supporting Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Retirement Assets

Retirement Assets

A gift of your retirement assets, such as an employee retirement plan, IRA, or tax-sheltered annuity, is an excellent way to make a gift. A gift of these assets can shield your heirs from taxes while funding Harvard Graduate School of Design's future.
Life Insurance

Life Insurance

Life insurance is a valuable asset for making a charitable gift. You can make a gift of a life insurance policy without diminishing other investments or assets earmarked for family members.
Real Estate

Real Estate

A gift of real estate allows you to preserve your cash assets, receive tax and income advantages, and make a significant charitable gift to Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Personal Property

Personal Property

A gift of artwork, coins, antiques, or other personal property can be an excellent way to support Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Donor-Advised Fund

Donor-Advised Fund

A donor-advised fund can provide you with immediate tax benefits while making your charitable giving easier for years to come. Might a donor-advised fund be right for you? Here’s how it works.