Building Your Plan
Just like all of us balance our short-term needs with our long-term goals in life, we encourage our donors to adopt the same approach when building your charitable giving plan. Our guidance is designed to help you build a plan that is responsive to your needs and allows you to achieve your goals and build your legacy.
The Delaware State University Planned Giving Decision Guide is designed to help you understand all of the Planned Giving opportunities available to donors, along with recommendations based on the most common donor profiles. In the guide, each gift type is explained in a simple, step-by-step process. Gift types recommended for Young Donors are denoted with a “YD” designation, gift types recommended for Mid-Life Donors are denoted with “MD”, and gift types recommended for Senior Donors are denoted with “SD.”
As you explore the various Planned Giving opportunities, we encourage you to reach out to a member of our team for support. We also recommend reaching out to your own professional financial, tax or legal advisor so that we can work together to help you build a plan that meets your goals.
compare Planned giving solutions
|Planned Gift Type||Tax Benefits||Annuity Income||Gift Value Minimum||Asset Appreciation||Donor Type|
|Bequests||Y||Y*||N||Y*||Mid-Life & Senior Donors|
|Named & Endowed Scholarships||Y||N||$3,000-$10,000||Y*||Mid-Life & Senior Donors|
|Annuities||Y||Y||Y||Y*||Mid-Life & Senior Donors|
|Gift of Cash or Assets||Y||Y*||N||Y*||All|
*Asterisk indicates that these benefits apply to gifts that meet additional qualifications
To learn more, reach out to our Director of Major Gifts, Justin Rodstrom, at jrodstrom [at] desu.edu ( )or 302-242-2784. You can also check out our Planned Giving Brochures & eDocuments page for more information on the Planned Giving opportunities here at DSU.
Below you’ll find a series of helpful videos from our recent “Building Your Planned Giving Plan” workshop, featuring DSU alumni speakers and our University Advancement team-
- Full Workshop:
- Planned Giving Explained:
- Orienting Yourself as a Donor:
- Tax Benefits of Planned Giving:
- Profiles in Giving:
- Workshop Q&A Session: