Estate and Planned Gifts

Bequest – A bequest is a transfer of property, such as cash, securities or tangible property, to an individual or charitable organization by will or living trust. For many donors, a bequest offers the opportunity to make a more substantial gift than would be possible during the donor’s lifetime. Other donors view a bequest as an opportunity to put the finishing touches on a lifetime of giving with a lasting legacy to the University of Michigan. Bequests are a very popular, simple and impactful way to provide long-term support for Michigan Medicine programs.

Charitable Gift Annuities – A charitable gift annuity can help you turn assets into a stable, lifetime income stream as you support the university’s mission of education, research, and patient care. A gift annuity is a simple contract that is easy to set up.

Charitable Remainder Trusts – A charitable remainder trust offers a number of financial planning benefits and a way to make a charitable gift which will provide annual payments to one or more beneficiaries for their lifetimes or for a specific term of years.

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To speak with someone directly, please contact Jane Langeland, Director of Gift Planning at 734-998-7587 or