Never before have the conditions for making a planned gift been so favorable. Naming the School of Architecture as a beneficiary in your estate plans has allowed alumni and friends of this school to give back to the place they love even in a suppressed economy. A low interest rate environment has influenced a number of donors to establish income-producing gifts such as charitable gift annuities or charitable remainder trusts, which benefit them during their lifetimes with up-front income tax savings and often a higher income, while ultimately supporting the School of Architecture.

The University of Texas at Austin has assembled a top-notch team of gift planning experts, all available to assist alumni and friends of the university with their gift planning goals. The School of Architecture encourages all alumni to consider including the school in their wills for a certain dollar amount or a percentage of their residual estates. For more information, please visit the UT Office of Gift Planning or contact Jeff Glosser, Director of Gift Planning, at 512.475.9688 or jglosser@austin.utexas.edu. All donors who share with us their intention to include the School of Architecture in their estate plans will become members of the Texas Leadership Society.

Examples of Testamentary Gifts

  • Bequests of cash or other assets
  • Revocable "living" trust provisions
  • IRA or other retirement plan designations
  • Life insurance policy designations

Examples of Income Producing Gifts

  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Pooled Income Fund