Gift Planning | UND Alumni Association & Foundation

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Gift planning

You can ensure that the University of North Dakota’s mission lives on — today, tomorrow, and forever.

How to give

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Gifts That Pay Income

Life income plans enable you to make a substantial gift to benefit students at UND while receiving income for life or a term of years. 

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Wills & Living Trusts

An estate gift of any size is a straightforward way for you to realize your charitable goals at UND and provide a lasting impact on campus.

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More Ways to Give

Planned giving provides creative and flexible strategies. Here are more ways you can give to benefit UND while financially benefiting yourself.

What to give

Appreciated Stock

Contribute long-term appreciated stock, other securities, or mutual funds.

Real Estate

Avoid capital gains, get an income tax deduction, and make a substantial gift.

Life Insurance

Give an old or new policy with UND Alumni Association & Foundation as beneficiary.

IRA gifts

70 ½ or older? You can request a direct distribution from your IRA to us.


Maximize your deduction and minimize details by writing a check or giving online.

Let Us Help You

Planned gifts are a way to benefit UND while realizing your  financial goals. Director of Gift Planning Shane Hersch explains types of planned gifts and how you can create your legacy at UND.

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