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Overview of Giving Instrument Considerations

There are a variety of instruments that may be used when making a charitable gift. These instruments, in association with asset types, can allow donors to achieve a whole host of objectives, both charitable and non-charitable.

Various instruments that a donor may wish to use as a part of a charitable-giving plan are listed below. The links go to short descriptions of each instrument, which explain under which conditions a type of gift may make sense, describe the associated benefits, and suggest assets to consider. Please note that the University of Illinois Foundation and the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences encourage donors to consult with their personal tax, financial, and/or legal advisors to discuss tax and planning implications associated with their assets. The materials are intended only for informational purposes and for use in discussions with your advisors.

Types of Giving Instruments

For More Information

Contact the University of Illinois Foundation Office of Gift Planning and Trust Services at 217-244-0473 or the College of ACES Office of Advancement at 217-333-9355 and ask to speak with a major gift officer. For further information on the types of assets to consider when making a charitable gift, please visit the University Foundation's site on Planned Gifts.