Planned Giving

Do you want to protect your beneficiaries from high income taxes that apply to retirement plans?

Retirement plans are significant assets that you can use to help UCLA Law while also taking care of your family. When you designate UCLA Law as a beneficiary of your IRA, pension, 401(k) plan or other retirement savings plan, you can provide for loved ones and substantially reduce the income taxes and transfer taxes they may owe.

Do you want to ensure a steady source of income for yourself and loved ones while supporting UCLA Law?

We know you want to make an investment in UCLA Law, but you also need a predictable, steady stream of income for yourself and those you love. A charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust can achieve both of these goals. As an added benefit, you’ll receive considerable tax savings.

Do you want to make sure your family has access to your assets during their lifetime while also giving back to UCLA Law?

We’re here with guidance on the best way to provide security for family members, minimize taxes and estate costs, and benefit UCLA Law – all at the same time. Through a will or living trust, you can make an outright bequest to transfer real estate, personal property, appreciated securities or cash to UCLA Law. Other options include naming UCLA Law as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy or using flexible trust devices like a testamentary trust to defer your gift to the law school until after your loved ones have been taken care of.

Do you want to benefit from immediate tax savings with a gift to UCLA Law?

There are many ways to reduce your tax burden significantly during your lifetime by making contributions to UCLA Law. You can transfer appreciated securities or donate real estate. Even personal property such as antiques, paintings, patents and copyrights can be charitable donations that have the additional advantage of helping you avoid capital gains tax.

Have we piqued your interest? To discuss your goals and plans for UCLA Law and your family, contact Donna Colin, Executive Director of Major Gifts and Stewardship, at (310) 825-3025 or

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