Planned gifts offer special opportunities to support Fisher College. Solidifying the future of Fisher can be simple and satisfying - and make a difference in the lives of many students.
A gift made through a will is a simple and high-impact way to support Fisher College, and can be for a specific amount, a percentage, or a residual portion.
Example: In her will, Lea C. Pearson '42 requested that two shares of her estate - which amounted to a $30,000 gift - be given to Fisher College.
Insurance policies and retirement benefits such as pensions and IRA accounts can be assigned by naming Fisher College as the beneficiary.
Example: An anonymous member of the Class of 1976 named Fisher as the beneficiary of a portion of her IRA, noting, "There are things that stand out when you review your life and my experience at Fisher was defining. I am proud to include Fisher in my long-term plans."
A trust allows a donor to use stocks and other assets - and receive current tax benefits - while declaring their commitment to Fisher.
Example: A charitable lead trust valued at $322,000 - the largest gift in Fisher history now administered by the Cape Cod Foundation - was made by Charles A. Wintermeyer, Sr., the former director of several Accelerated and Professional Studies sites.
CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITY
A donor may earn income throughout their life (payable quarterly) based on their age and the amount of the contribution. A minimum contribution of $10,000 is required. Tax advantages include a partial tax exemption on the annuity income and a charitable income tax deduction for a portion of the contribution.
A durable gift made with a specific purpose.
If you have already named Fisher in any of these instruments, please let us know and you will be added to the E.H. and M.C. Fisher Legacy Society. Your gift could activate others to do the same. Anonymity is assured upon request.
This information is intended to be illustrative only. Please consult your attorney or tax advisor.