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Good Counsel: Giving from your retirement plan
A simple, tax-efficient way to extend your legacy.
A gift to Stanford can pay you back
As the owner of an apartment complex, Mandana Varnoos looked for a tax-smart way to retire while supporting a cause meaningful to her.
CARES Act not extended for 2022
What you need to know about the CARES Act provisions that expired at the end of 2021.
Good Counsel: The benefits of a gift of real estate
Many Stanford alumni and friends choose to use appreciated assets to make charitable gifts and avoid capital gains taxes.
A bequest helps Stanford GSB support students with disabilities
With a gift in her living trust, a widow honors her husband, Paris Thermenos, MBA ’83, and helps others.
Good Counsel: How to make a bequest that is meaningful to you
Remembering Stanford in your estate plans can help sustain and strengthen the university in years to come.
A win-win solution for charitable giving
With a charitable remainder unitrust gift, the Blochs were able to maximize their contributions, reduce their tax burden, and help to set the Stanford Law School up for long-term success.
Good Counsel: The benefits of a charitable remainder unitrust
Jamie Downes, associate director of planned giving, explains the benefits of charitable remainder unitrusts.
An unusual path forges bright futures
Stanford helped Susan Harman, MBA ’79, set a new course. Her gift helps others do the same.
Every day, a Stanford connection
Kent Kaiser, ’59, has been finding Stanford community in surprising places for six decades. Now, he’s honoring that lifelong connection with a charitable remainder unitrust.
Good Counsel: Celebrating your past
Jeff Underwood, associate director of planned giving, shares how alums can create a lasting legacy at Stanford in their reunion years.
The rewards of retirement
His gift will fight cancer. Hers will help deserving students. Both provide annual payments to the donors for life.
Good Counsel: The benefits of charitable gift annuities
When selling an appreciated asset, such as stock or real estate, capital gains taxes can be a real concern.
A gift helps pay for retirement
After 40 years in their Palo Alto home, Steve and Karen Ross decided it was time to move on. They used an interest in the house to establish a charitable remainder unitrust, which gives them income payments for life.
Good Counsel: Benefits of donating appreciated assets
When the time has come to sell an appreciated asset, such as stock or real estate, capital gains taxes can be a real concern.