Plan Your Gift to Williams
Williams College offers a full range of charitable gift planning services to alumni, parents and friends. The Office of Gift Planning can help you explore a host of gift options that will allow you and your family to make a difference to present and future Eph generations.
This site offers ideas and information to help you consider and complete a planned gift to Williams. Explore Giving Options here, or visit the navigation bar on the right. You can utilize our gift calculator, learn about The Ephraim Williams Society, find sample bequest language, check a current issue of Giftwise, our newsletter about planned giving, or simply read fellow Ephs' personal giving stories.
Please contact us with your questions, requests for more information, or to have a confidential conversation with a member of our team – including personalized gift illustrations.
NEW: Effective January 1, 2023, Congress passed the Legacy IRA Act as part of an omnibus spending bill. The new legislation allows for donors to use an IRA to fund a one-time life income gift (CGA or CRUT) up to $50,000 per person (indexed to inflation.) Additional changes include increasing the age to 73 for when required minimum distribution must begin.
Another ACGA rate increase! Learn how that could mean more income for you.
There are many planned gifts that won’t affect your existing financial resources, but will have a significant impact on Williams College. Give to the institution you care so much about, while maintaining control and flexibility.
Make a Bequest
A bequest is a gift provision in your will or revocable living trust. All assets, including cash, securities, real estate, and tangible personal property, may be transferred to Williams College at the end of your life.
The Ideal Gift for You?
When determining the right gift option, it’s vital to first decide your most important personal and family goal. This could range from maximizing tax benefits to preserving assets for your heirs.
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