Turn Your Annual Gift Into a Forever Gift

Annual gifts are a critical lifeline to Peru State College. Without them, we couldn’t fund our work. If you’re an annual donor, you know firsthand the satisfaction that comes from making a difference—and we deeply appreciate your generosity. But as you look to the future, you may wonder what will happen to the programs made possible through your gifts once you’re gone. How can you make sure your generosity continues forever?

One option is to make a gift in your will or trust to establish an endowment.

Here’s an example of how that could work.
Let’s say Jerry makes an annual donation of $1,000 and would like to continue his support after his lifetime. His estate planning attorney suggests that Jerry include a provision in his will to fund an endowment with a gift of $25,000. Once funded, we will use a portion of the endowment each year to fund the program of Jerry’s choice. The remainder is reinvested, which allows it to grow and support annual payouts indefinitely. This generous arrangement replaces Jerry’s $1,000 annual gift after his lifetime.* As a result, Peru State College receives the benefit of Jerry’s generosity forever.

*assuming 4 percent ($1,000) is used by the fund annually

Give in Their Name
You can use an endowment gift to honor someone important to you who appreciates the work we do. Consider designating your endowment in his or her name as a way to celebrate the connection to Peru State College.

Interested in learning more?

Contact the Foundation office, at pscfoundation@peru.edu or by calling 402-872-2304 .

The information in this publication is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results.