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A Guide to Gift Planning - June 2015

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Blended Gifts Help CU Now, and Later One way or another, the University of Colorado has made an enduring imprint on you. Maybe you, a colleague, or a family member have thrived thanks to a CU degree. Maybe you value CU's impact on our community, culture, and economy. Maybe you have benefited from university research, technology, or services. Maybe you harbor affection for a special person, program, or place you encountered on our campuses. No matter how you've been enriched by CU, you can leave your own enduring imprint on the university through a planned gift. It can pay dividends that leave tomorrow's CU a better place for students, for faculty, for Colorado, and for the world. We'll Help You Choose the Right Path There's a planned gift to suit every circumstance. On these pages, we outline creative ways you can bolster CU's future. Each giving strategy has distinct benefits for you and for the university. Our Gift Planning Group can guide you through the available choices, and help you increase your legacy. Leave Your Imprint on CU For Handy Giving Tools, Visit our Website Often, your most rewarding strategy for supporting CU blends a current gift with a deferred gift (such as a bequest by will). This tailored approach can yield an ideal mix of retirement income, tax, and estate benefits, and recognition of your generosity. Our Gift Planning website——features easy ways to understand and choose from the array of planned giving options. You can read stories that detail the impact of planned gifts to CU. You also can find resources including frequently asked questions and a gift calculator at

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