Planned Giving

Planned gifts have an enormous and lasting impact on D’Youville, creating a legacy for students that last for generations.

Planned gifts also form part of an overall financial plan that can provide you with significant benefits. For example, planned gifts can help you maintain control of your assets during your lifetime, take advantage of a number of tax benefits, leave a legacy at D’Youville, and possibly even provide income to yourself or others during your or their lifetime. Unlike gifts of cash, planned gifts typically come from assets in your estate, rather than disposable income.There are many types of gifts that would benefit D’Youville and its students. These include:

  • Stocks and Bonds
  • Real Estate
  • Retirement Assets
  • Cash
  • Insurance

How to Give

Some planned gifts provide life-long income to the donor. Other gift plans use estate and tax planning to provide for the charity and heirs in ways that maximize the gift and/or minimize its impact on the donor’s estate. If you are considering making a planned gift to D’Youville, we encourage you to contact your attorney or financial planner.

If your ar 70 1/2 or older, you may be interested in a way to lower the invome and taxes from your IRA withdrawals.

A beneficiary designation gift is a simple and affordable way to make a gift to support D'Youville. You can designate us as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment or bank account or your life insurance policy.

Your attourney or financial planner can advise whether these can help you achieve your goals of passing assets while reducing or even eliminating gift or estate taxes.

An excellent way for you to support D'Youville's mission is to leave us a bequest in your will or living trust. A beqquest can be structured in a number of ways and we recommend that you contact your attorney.

Bequest Language :

"I hereby give, devise and bequeath to D'Youville College located at 320 Porter Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14201, Federal Tax ID #16-0743989, the sum of ${insert amount} or {insert number} percent of my estate or the rest, residue and remainder of my estate."

Become a Member of the Providence Society

"I leave all to Divine Providence, my confidence is in it; all will happen which is pleasing to God."
St. Marguerite d'Youville

The Providence Society honors those generous donors who include D'Youville in their estate plans and made charitable bequests to D'Youville. The most important benefit you will receive as a member of the Providence Society is the satisfaction in knowing that your planned gift will benefit many generations of students. Once you complete your estate plans, please fill out our member profile form to let us know. We would like to thank you for your generosity by including you in the Providence Society.